Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7, 2016

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AARP encourages Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment, which ends Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money.   Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees of any …

AARP celebrates service and sacrifice of our veterans

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This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, AARP salutes and celebrates the service and sacrifices made to keep our nation free by veterans. “We won’t come back ’til it’s over over there” was the vow of American armed forces as they departed for Europe in 1917 to join our allies in fighting World War I. It was over on Nov. 11, 1918, and beginning in 1921, our nation has set aside the anniversary of the armistice ending “the war to …

Help fight fraud as Fraud Watch Network speaker

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  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. If you enjoy speaking in public, you can help raise awareness about how AARP’s Fraud Watch Network serves as a FREE scam-spotting, scam-stopping resource. AARP Arkansas has a Fraud Watch Network Speakers Bureau, comprised of volunteers who fulfill requests from local civic clubs and other groups/organzations to discuss how to avoid getting scammed and how to spot fraud. Volunteers will be trained including a primer on the various …

Arkansas Caregiver Act, Nov. 17 Online Family Caregiving Fair showcase resources

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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. Arkansas with passage and signing into law of Act 1013 of 2015—the Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act—joined the growing ranks of states working to easing the transition from hospital to home for patients and their caregivers. Additionally, AARP continues …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2016 awards

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HOT SPRINGS—Virgie Phillips of Helena-West Helena is the 2016 recipient of the Andrus State Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Phillips received the award on the second day of AARP Arkansas’ inaugural Volunteer Summit, held Wednesday and today in Hot Springs. Also presented today were AARP Arkansas’ 2016 Distinguished Service Award, to Brodie Watson of Maumelle, and the 2016 Team Recognition Award. The awards were presented by Eric Schneidewind, AARP’s national President, who delivered keynote …

AARP AR sponsors AETN Oct. 10-12 debates, Oct. 14 ballot issue program

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AARP Arkansas proudly sponsors “Election 2016: AETN Debates,” taped and telecast Monday, Oct. 10 through Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, featuring candidates for our state’s U.S. Senate and four U.S. House of Representatives seats. Next week’s AETN elections coverage culminates with “Election 2016: Ballot Initiatives” on Friday, Oct. 14, and all six election programs will repeat in their entirety on Sunday, Oct. 30. Taping/Broadcast Schedule Monday, October 10, 2016 U.S. Congressional District 3 Taping 10 a.m., Broadcast 7 p.m. U.S. Rep. Steve …

Join us Oct. 28 for free screening of ‘Inferno’

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  Famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) follows a trail of clues tied to the great medieval poet Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. Don’t miss out on a chance to join us at the free screening of Inferno! Seating is …

Join us at Clinton Presidential Center for ‘Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!’ exhibit

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              Experience the 1960s, when rock and roll was re-energized by four lads from Liverpool! Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!, which opens October 8 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, features more than 400 pop culture artifacts, including instruments, records, rare photographs, tour memorabilia, and videos. Show your AARP membership card at the door to buy $7 discount tickets for yourself and one guest. The tickets are good for admission to permanent Clinton Presidential …

Fight fraud—shred instead for FREE on Sept. 17!

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Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Protect yourself from falling victim to identify theft by bringing unwanted documents to AARP Arkansas’ next FREE Shred Fest on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Join us from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at War Memorial Stadium, #1 Stadium Drive in Little Rock. Follow the AARP event signs to the shredding trucks located in the parking area. Volunteers will be on-hand to assist with unloading vehicles. Bring up to 3 banker (medium-sized) boxes of …

Charlie Wagener named AARP Arkansas State President

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Charlie Wagener named State President of AARP Arkansas LITTLE ROCK — Charlie Wagener has been selected as AARP Arkansas’ new State President. State President is AARP’s highest volunteer position, representing about 310,000 AARP members in Arkansas. In partnership with the State Director, volunteers and staff, the State President helps position AARP in Arkansas to achieve the organization’s vision, mission and strategic priorities. Wagener served as AARP Arkansas’ Lead Volunteer for Advocacy for the last two-and-a-half-years, working with the Associate State Director …