AARP Arkansas

Michael Rowett

Biography:

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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Older Arkansans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows

Older Arkansans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2014 Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Older Arkansas voters strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows New AARP survey shows 81% support bill to remedy 2009 court decision LITTLE ROCK—Older Arkansans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll last month of registered Arkansas voters 50 and older found that 81 percent favor passage of the bipartisan …

Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race make unauthorized mention of AARP

Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race make unauthorized mention of AARP

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2014  Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race  make unauthorized mention of AARP LITTLE ROCK—A second political ad in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race makes unauthorized mention of AARP, the association’s Arkansas state office said today.  The ad, titled “Cuts,” contains the tagline “Paid for by Mark Pryor for U.S. Senate.” This ad mentions AARP in the voiceover and includes a visual depiction of AARP’s logo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pDvk-b8nY&feature=youtu.be  AARP’s …

AARP Live returns April 17 with financial security focus

AARP Live returns April 17 with financial security focus

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Live returns Thursday, April 17,  with a conversation about financial security. Guest expert Lee Baker, a Certified Financial Planner, will answer viewer questions and share resources to help you plan, work and save, so you can make smart financial decisions and gain peace of mind for a secure future.   Encourage your friends and family to watch the program and call in live to ask a question at 877-731-6733 or tweet @aarplive #askaarplive.  Share the live stream link (www.aarp.org/rfd) on your …

FREE seminar available in 6 Arkansas cities on starting your own business

FREE seminar available in 6 Arkansas cities on starting your own business

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Interested in starting your own business in Arkansas? The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTC) is sponsoring a seminar in April on this topic, with options to attend events in Russellville, Hot Springs, Searcy, Little Rock, Hope and Jonesboro.  AARP members and veterans  attend FREE!  According to ASBTC, the seminar prepares potential business owners for the intensive business planning process; identifies major steps crucial to starting a business; discusses key issues that affect the success of your business; and discusses start-up requirements and …

Arkansans saved $26.2 million on Medicare Rx costs in 2013 thanks to health care law

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

 Arkansans on Medicare saved $26.2 million on prescription drugs in 2013 thanks to health care law Cumulative savings since 2010 total $78.3 million The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Arkansans on Medicare saved $26,182,735 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the health care law. These savings work out to an average discount per beneficiary of $737. in 2013, 35,525 Arkansans received Medicare “donut hole” discounts. Even more impressive: in the …

Hub 2 (Central Arkansas) volunteers to meet April 24

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Arkansas Hub 2 will meet Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AARP State Office in Little Rock. All volunteers in Pulaski, Saline, Garland, and Jefferson counties are invited to attend. RSVP is required; please call 501-217-1628. The AARP Arkansas State Office is located at 1701 Centerview Drive, Suite 205, Redding Building, Westlake Office Complex in Little Rock. Click on the link for a map and type in a starting address for directions.