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

Posted on 09/15/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

“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”

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

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

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

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 …

Chapter Spotlight – Maumelle Holding Food Drive on August 13

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

An estimated 26 percent of Arkansas seniors face food insecurity, according to a report from the National Foundation to End Hunger.  This alarming statistic is why the state has also ranked #1 in senior hunger for the last three years. To address this issue, AARP has launched programs such as Stamp Out Hunger, a partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Drive To End Hunger, a multi-year nationwide campaign to raise awareness and funds to address the …

Frank Gardner: Driven to help for over 20 years

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

The year was 1992. Unforgiven won the Oscar for Best Picture, the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Championship and 60 Minutes was the top-rated TV program.  It was also the year that Frank Gardner took his first of two Driver Safety classroom courses. Little did Frank know that he would ultimately be “behind-the-wheel” of AARP Driver Safety in Arkansas as one of its most active instructors. Over the last two decades, Gardner, who averages about 15 classes a year, has taught more …

Join AARP June 18 for a FREE screening of ‘Still Alice’

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, you are invited to attend a free screening of the film  Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. I Heart Caregivers works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans, including 478,000 Arkansans, who perform a great labor of love every day — caring for older parents, spouses and others to help them live independently at home, where they want to be. Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Academy …