AARP Arkansas

Michael Rowett


Michael is Associate State Director-Communications for AARP Arkansas. He may be reached directly at or 501-217-1625.

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50+ & want to start or grow a small business? Join us Thursday, July 30

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Are you 50 plus? Do you want to start or grow a small business? AARP Arkansas, the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are partnering as part of this year’s Summer of Encore Mentoring. Join us this Thursday, July 30, for a FREE drop-in event to network with the SBA in Arkansas, SCORE business counselors and AARP Arkansas. Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Drop-in at your convenience, but please register below. Place: SBA Arkansas District Office 2120 Riverfront Drive, Suite …

AARP highlights July 22 effective date of Arkansas Caregiver Act, releases Caregiver Resource Guide

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

        LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas this Wednesday, July 22, joins the growing ranks of states that are easing the transition from hospital to home for patients and their caregivers. Every day, nearly half a million Arkansans perform a great labor of love by helping their parents and spouses remain at home. These unpaid family caregivers help their loved ones with medications, meals, bathing and dressing, chores and even complex medical tasks. Many caregivers do it all while also …

Download the Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide

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

As part of raising awareness about the Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act , which takes effect Wednesday, July 22, 2015,  AARP Arkansas is releasing the Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide. AARP developed this guide with caregivers in mind as a starting point to help them find the services and support they need throughout their caregiving journey. Download it here. Find the tools and support you need, as well as ways to connect with other caregivers, at the AARP Caregiving Resource Center Share your …

AR Attorney General’s Office schedules next Mobile Office visits

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

The Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced its next series of Mobile Office visits throughout the state. Services available at Mobile Office visits include helping consumers file complaints to fight back against scam artists–a goal AARP shares through the Fraud Watch Network. More information about the Attorney General’s Mobile Office is available here or by calling (501) 682-2007/(800) 482-8982. Hope Tuesday, July 21 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hope City Hall, Lobby 206 W. Avenue A Prescott  Tuesday, …

Please share your caregiving story with AARP Arkansas

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Every day, a silent army of 478,000 Arkansans performs a true labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends… so they can remain in their homes. These family caregivers wouldn’t have it any other way… but are on duty 24/7, usually without pay, and often can’t even take a break. To help raise awareness about all that caregivers do, AARP Arkansas recently hosted a screening of the award-winning film Still Alice, highlights from which are …

Great turnout for free AARP AR screening of ‘Still Alice’

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

A near-capacity audience packed a movie theater at Riverdale 10 Cinemas in Little Rock the evening of June 18 to watch a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of the film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. The screening was held in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, which 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 …