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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Act now to strengthen Arkansas seniors’ greatest support system: family caregivers

Posted on 12/14/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP is working to ensure people can live in their homes and communities for as long as possible by advocating for more resources and services to assist those who need care. But we need your help. Family caregivers often lack the resources and support they need to provide care. That’s why our state needs to support family caregivers and provide services for seniors at home and in their communities. Even better, this would save the state money in the long …

AARP honors Shelly Moran with AR Portrait of Care

Posted on 11/10/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

                        “Making the decision to care for Mother meant leaving my own home, job, church and friends to devote my life to her and get her back on her feet. It was a quick decision, but a hardship financially.” Shelly, 69, left her job as marketing director for the local hospital and moved 220 miles to live with and care for her mother, Betty, who had broken her hip. …

Join AARP Nov. 12 for a FREE screening of “The Theory of Everything”

Posted on 11/2/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Arkansas on Nov. 12 hosts a FREE AARP Movies for Grownups screening of The Theory of Everything, in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative and National Family Caregivers Month. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything tells the extraordinary story of the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2015 awards

Posted on 10/14/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2015 awards HOT SPRINGS—Mary Dillard of Glen Rose is the 2015 recipient of the Andrus State Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Dillard, a past AARP Arkansas State President, received the award during AARP Arkansas’ 2015 Andrus Award and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, held Wednesday evening in Hot Springs. Also presented Wednesday was AARP Arkansas’ 2015 Distinguished Service Award, to AARP Arkansas Lead Volunteer for Advocacy Charlie Wagener, who lives …

Join us Oct. 24 for AARP’s Get Ready for Retirement event!

Posted on 10/13/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Are you ready for retirement? AARP Arkansas is hosting an event on Saturday, October 24 to help you answer that question and prepare for your next chapter. This FREE event is titled Get Ready for Retirement: Retirement has Real Possibilities, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Park Plaza Mall, 6000 W. Markham St. in Little Rock. “We know that, for some people, retirement is an overwhelming concept,” said AARP Arkansas volunteer Talmadge Harbison of Hensley. “It’s a transition that …

Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

            Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—AARP Foundation is looking to build a team of volunteers for the 2016 tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income. Volunteer opportunities are available for Arkansans at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers …