AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2017 awards

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-11T17:06:25+00:00">October 11, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 11, 2017                                                          CONTACT:  Michael Rowett 501-249-3841 LITTLE ROCK—Classie Green of Pine Bluff is the 2017 recipient of the Andrus State Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Green received the award on the second day of AARP Arkansas’ annual Volunteer Summit, held Tuesday and today in Little Rock. Also presented today was AARP Arkansas’ 2017 Distinguished Service Award, to Herman Satterfield of Russellville. The awards were presented by Charlie Wagener, AARP’s …

Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can: year-round emergency preparedness tips

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-29T23:43:16+00:00">September 29, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-29T23:50:31+00:00">September 29, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and other recent severe weather incidents serve as devastating reminders of the power of mother nature. Disaster recovery occurs at the most inopportune times; it’s never planned. But there are steps that you can take to be as prepared as possible before a disaster strikes. September is National Preparedness Month, in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) especially encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. …

AARP members & guests save 20% off admission to Oct. 6-15 Hot Springs film festival

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-28T20:58:54+00:00">September 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-28T21:54:25+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Arkansans know it as one of the hottest events in Hot Springs: the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, now celebrating its 26th year. AARP Arkansas once again is co-sponsoring the film festival, which runs from Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 15 at the historic Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa. As in prior years, the 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival offers a wide array of films. The festival also features Q&A sessions with filmmakers, live music and kid-friendly activities. AARP …

AARP marks local meteorologist’s 50th with complimentary membership

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-28T14:27:55+00:00">September 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-28T19:44:13+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

THV11 meteorologist and co-anchor Tom Brannon turns 50 in a few days, and to properly commemorate this milestone, AARP Arkansas joined Tom live on the air this morning in the THV Weather Garden to present him with a complimentary AARP membership! AARP volunteers Odessa Darrough (second from left) and Warren Searls (left) explained how AARP membership serves as a passport to local member discounts for exciting events such as the upcoming Oct. 6-15 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival ; free Movies for …

Join AARP AR Oct. 21 & 28 for free shredding events!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-19T23:09:29+00:00">September 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-08T21:40:04+00:00">October 8, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

  Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP Arkansas will host two free shredding events in October: one in Springdale and the other in Little Rock. AARP Arkansas will partner with local shredding providers in Springdale on October 21 and in Little Rock on October 28 to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Volunteers are also needed to help out at the event. Contact Lou Tobian of AARP Arkansas for …

Put your experience to work with AARP’s Sept. 14 Online Career Fair

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-12T05:56:39+00:00">September 12, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Register today for the LIVE Online Career Fair and connect with top employers looking to hire experienced workers You have valuable experience. So why not connect with the hiring employers who value experienced workers like you? Sign up today for the LIVE Online Career Fair this Thursday, September 14 starting at 5 p.m. Central Time, and get ready to reintroduce yourself to new employers and refresh your job skills. This nationwide online event helps you do things like:  Click on the Interactive Online …

AARP Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Arkansas

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-07T08:00:00+00:00">September 7, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-06T23:59:33+00:00">September 6, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

AARP Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Arkansas AARP Funds Quick Action Community Project in Arkansas to Make Communities More Livable LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —AARP Arkansas today announced the state winner for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning project is Sources for Community Independent Living Services. The project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, …

Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-01T16:04:57+00:00">September 1, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Due to the overwhelming response to Hurricane Harvey, AARP and AARP Foundation have increased their match from $1 million to $1.5 million and will continue to match – dollar for dollar – contributions up to a total of $1.5 million. Every dollar will make a difference. MAKE A DONATION TODAY.

Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-15T15:17:19+00:00">August 15, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming …

Thirsty? Enjoy a cup and a glass on us in Hot Springs Village!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-12T16:27:00+00:00">August 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-22T16:46:20+00:00">August 22, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

This September, AARP Arkansas will offer members in Hot Springs Village free coffee on Fridays—and a free first glass of wine on Wednesdays. Why? To thank you for being a member! Just drop by Home Plate Cafe in Hot Springs Village during the times listed below. You also can share what’s on your mind. We welcome your ideas on new activities that we can do, issues you’d like to see us work on, or just getting more out of your membership. …