AARP Arkansas

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

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Help older adults “beat the heat” as temperatures climb

Posted on 07/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

Little Rock today hit 100 degrees for the first time in 2016, with a heat advisory in effect until 9 p.m. CDT this Sunday, July 24, according to the U.S. National Weather Service in Little Rock.  Staying cool during a blistering summer can mean the difference between life and death; more Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined.   Older adults stand a greater risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion because their bodies do not easily …

AARP members save 20% on tickets to Sept. 21-25 ACANSA Arts Festival

Posted on 07/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

The ACANSA Arts Festival will be held this year from Wednesday, September 21 through Sunday, September 25, and AARP members can save 20% on tickets. Now in its third year, the five-day festival of music, theater, dance and visual art  will feature performances and exhibits from venues in both Little Rock and North Little Rock, including The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies; Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Black Box at the Annex; Pulaski Technical College; Argenta Community Theater; and Wildwood Park for the Arts. The festival officially …

Will our next president Take A Stand on Social Security?

Posted on 07/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

Will our next president follow the lead of FDR and President Reagan and Take A Stand on Social Security? We work hard for our Social Security and need a president who can ensure its solvency for future generations as their predecessors have done. Real leaders take action…click on this video to learn more:

AARP brings free Technology, Education, Knowledge (TEK) classes to central AR this summer

Posted on 07/12/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

AARP Arkansas is bringing free  Technology, Education, Knowledge – or TEK – classes to central Arkansas this summer. AARP TEK offers three hands-on workshops—Intro to iPad; Books, News, and Music-iPad; and Staying Safe Online-iPad—for those who want to get the most out of their computer tablets and to feel more comfortable with technology. Tablets will be provided for practice, and friendly AARP TEK guides will answer your questions. Each workshop is limited to 40 participants, so please RSVP today! Descriptions of each workshop …

Join AARP July 17 for a FREE opening weekend screening of Ghostbusters!

Posted on 07/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

More than 30 years after the beloved original Ghostbusters took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. This summer, they’re here to save the world…and you can see for yourself at AARP Arkansas’ FREE Movies for Grown-ups screening of the new Ghostbusters! What: Free Screening of Ghostbusters! When: Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. Where: McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX 3929 …

Free family caregiver workshop June 29 in Fayetteville

Posted on 06/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

        FAYETTEVILLE—The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will hold a free family caregiver workshop Wednesday, June 29 in Fayetteville for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave in Fayetteville. For more information or to register, please email skumpuris@uams.edu or call …

AARP brings CAREversations to central AR in July

Posted on 06/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

                      AARP Arkansas is bringing CAREversations—an interactive, engaging family caregiving event to Central Arkansas next month. CAREversations is a free family caregiving event that mixes fun with a purpose. Developed using AARP’s Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. planning guide, the event is a 90-minute, lightly facilitated program that includes table conversations, mix and mingle and information sharing. AARP Arkansas will host events next month in Sherwood, Little …

AARP volunteers from Arkansas in Washington, D.C., to push robust agenda on family caregiving, Social Security

Posted on 06/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by Michael Rowett" rel="author">Michael Rowett</a> | AARP Arkansas |

Today, volunteers and staff from AARP Arkansas are in  Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, these volunteers and staff carried crucial asks. AARP Arkansas advocates will ask members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers: the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring …

Free family caregiver workshop June 17 in Benton

Posted on 06/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

      LITTLE ROCK – The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will hold a free family caregiver workshop June 17 for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop will be held 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Saline County Library at 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton. For more information or to register, please email skumpuris@uams.edu or call 501-603-1967. …

AARP Arkansas statement on long-term services and supports announced today by Governor

Posted on 05/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2016 AARP Arkansas statement on long-term services and supports announced today by Governor LITTLE ROCK — AARP Arkansas State Director Herb Sanderson issued the following statement regarding a memorandum of understanding announced today by Governor Asa Hutchinson about rebalancing how the state spends its annual $1 billion long-term care supports and services budget: “AARP Arkansas has not had an opportunity to review this proposal in detail, so we cannot comment on specifics at this …