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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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AARP members get $10 off March 5 Vienna Boys’ Choir show at Wildwood Park

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

The Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Wildwood Park for the Arts in Little Rock, and AARP members can get a $10 ticket discount. The choir is known for its albums featuring music of the great composers such as Mozart and Schubert. The choir has also recorded albums of Christmas music and contemporary hits. The concert will be the first to be held in the newly rededicated 625-seat Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre. Tickets are $35 …

AARP volunteers make tax time less taxing in 2015

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2015 Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625,                                                              AARP volunteers make tax time less taxing in 2015 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance & preparation through April 15 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—In 2015, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

            AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves  Everyday Behaviors Put Arkansans at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft; Arkansas ranks 29th out of 50 states in ID Theft complaints  LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s …

AARP builds Arkansas County Advocacy Contacts network to enhance voice on key issues

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP invites you to join our growing number of County Advocacy Contacts (CACs). We are building a group of advocates in all 75 counties to help the voice of Arkansans 50 plus be heard on important issues like the health care Private Option, Social Security, Medicare and caregiving. “We promise not to take too much of your time, so even if you are volunteering in another role, we hope you will become a CAC,” said Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Associate State Director for Advocacy. Building a …

January 15 AARP Live to focus on family caregivers

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

            Every day, more than 42 million family caregivers in America–among them 698,000 in Arkansas– make it possible for a parent, spouse or other loved one to live independently. Many of those caregivers juggle responsibilities, including working and caring for their own family. In fact, 42 percent of U.S. workers have been caregivers for aging loved ones in the last five years. What’s more, research shows juggling responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, …

Real Action by Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 12/23/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

 This column by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of AARP Bulletin. Watch for the huge impact we’ll have on people’s lives in these areas. Caregiving – We developed state legislation known as the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act) that, among other things, requires hospitals to identify a designated family caregiver when a patient is admitted and adequately instruct that caregiver in how to care for the patient after discharge. The measure is already …