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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 …

Volunteer Opportunity: Speak Up

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

 AARP Arkansas is looking for experienced public speakers to help facilitate some of our programs and make presentations throughout the state. One of these programs is the popular Fraud Watch Workshop. We’re looking to expand this to every corner of the state and need volunteers to help do that. Likely audiences include Rotary and Kiwanis clubs; local AARP chapters and Arkansas Retired Teachers Association local units; business and professional networks; and political clubs. Training is included. If you are interested, please …

Outreach & Education Leads sought for the Area Hubs

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

AARP Arkansas’ Community Outreach efforts depend on dedicated volunteers who help people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities; strengthen communities; and fight for the issues that matter–healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We’re looking for volunteers to help plan and coordinate exhibits. If you can help, call Lou Tobian with AARP Arkansas at 501-217-1638.