AARP Arkansas Seeks Family Caregiving Lead Volunteer

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Ready to put your organizing skills to work? AARP Arkansas is looking for a Family Caregiving Lead Volunteer. The Lead’s responsibility is to manage a team of volunteers and help them achieve their goals for community presentations and appearances. Tasks include: motivating and supporting the speakers as they arrange presentations, keeping track of the schedule, and debriefing speakers after their events. The Volunteer Lead should be organized, self-directed, encouraging and interested in working with AARP staff and volunteers. Click here …

AARP Arkansas Raises Awareness of Family Caregivers and Their Needs

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Shirley Bell, 66, is fiercely independent and is used to doing things for herself.  But six years ago, when she became the primary caregiver for her mother, she realized that sometimes everyone needs a little help. Bell’s mother, Lillie Williams, became too sick to care for herself in her independent living facility in Boston. So the newly-retired Bell relocated her mom to Little Rock. “The last three months she’s been getting more and more confused,” said Bell. “She doesn’t sleep …

AARP Arkansas Hosts Shred Fest on April 30

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Every TWO seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Fight fraud; shred instead! To help consumers protect themselves from identity theft, AARP Fraud Watch Network and AARP Foundation are sponsoring Shred Fest. AARP Arkansas is partnering with Rock Solid Shredding to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them for FREE! Instead of a charge for shredding, AARP will accept a donation of non-perishable food. AARP Shred Fest Saturday, April 30 …

AARP Arkansas Announces New State Director

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Herb Sanderson Named To Leadership Position AARP announced the appointment of Herb Sanderson as the new AARP Arkansas State Director.  Sanderson, former Associate State Director of Advocacy, joined the organization in 2008.  However, as AARP Central Region Vice President Sarah Jennings noted, he has been fighting for older Arkansans for much longer than that. “Herb has spent the last 40 years fighting for and delivering innovative programs to serve Arkansas seniors,” said Jennings. “He began his career with the Arkansas …

Join AARP on Feb 23 for a FREE Screening of “Selma”

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In honor of Black History Month, AARP Arkansas will host a FREE AARP Movies for Grownups screening of Selma. The movie chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Don’t miss out …

Help Tell Our Story

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AARP Arkansas is always looking for people interested in sharing their skills, talents and interests with the community. If you are interested in issues like caregiving, housing or health we have education and outreach programs that you might want to volunteer for. If you are civic minded, you might want to become an advocate and work to influence policies that affect you and your family. And, if you are an outgoing person, you might want to become a volunteer spokesperson …

Willa Black Sanders Knows Volunteering Matters

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“When you volunteer with AARP you know you are making a difference,” said AARP Arkansas Executive Council Member and three-year volunteer Willa Black Sanders, MPA. “It matters. And there is so much work to do.” Willa formed a working relationship with AARP during her time at the College of Public Health as Assistant Dean for Governmental Relations and Special Projects. She knew that upon retirement she wanted to do even more to help older Arkansans achieve their best life possible. …

Charlie Wagener Has Issues, and That’s A Good Thing

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“I’ve always been interested in helping out with issues for the aging,” said AARP Arkansas Volunteer Lead for Advocacy Charlie Wagener. “Volunteering for AARP enables me to work on a variety of issues—financial security, health care, you name it. It’s an effective way to give back to my community.” As an advocacy volunteer, Charlie has helped plan and coordinate AARP Arkansas’ advocacy priorities, events and other activities – a leadership task for which he was well suited. A native of …

Join AARP September 10 for a FREE screening of “I’ll See You In My Dreams”

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AARP Arkansas is hosting a Free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of I’ll See You in My Dreams. The movie tells the story of Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner) as a widow who’s settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. The film also features Sam Elliott. Meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members during the event and be sure to stop by …

Volunteer Opportunity: Make a Difference as an AARP AR Advocate

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AARP Arkansas invites you to join our growing team of volunteer advocates.  You can help ensure that our voices are heard at the local, state and national level on important issues like Social Security, Medicare, utilities, health care and caregiving. “AARP’s strength is in our numbers,” said Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Associate State Director for Advocacy. “A few short, polite lines in an e-mail from individuals across Arkansas sends a loud message. A red AARP shirt in legislative committee meeting is …