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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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 Michael Rowett" rel="author">Michael Rowett</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 …

New phone number for national Volunteer Teletown Hall starting with May 26 call

Posted on 05/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

  AARP hosts monthly teletownhalls (TTHs) designed to help our volunteers stay up-to-date on key AARP activities. TTHs are held the last Thursday evening of every month and hundreds of volunteers from across the country join the call. There’s a new toll-free phone number for the calls: 1-877-209-3531 (no access code is needed). The next Issue Briefing TTH call will be Thursday, May 26 from 6-7 p.m. Central Standard Time. The leader of AARP’s national Campaigns team, John Hishta, will …

Arkansas Works continues health care access for 200,000+ Arkansans

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

More than 200,000 Arkansans will keep access to affordable health care, thanks to passage of funding for Arkansas Works during the 2016 fiscal legislative session, with strong support from AARP. Arkansas Works is Governor Asa Hutchinson’s revamped version of the health care access initiative originally adopted in 2013 as the Private Option. Those 200,000 plus Arkansans include 93,000 ages 45 to 64. The phrase “fall through the cracks” aptly describes these hard-working Arkansans, who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, …

Download the Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide

Posted on 03/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

As part of raising awareness about the Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act , which takes effect Wednesday, July 22, 2015,  AARP Arkansas is releasing the Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide. AARP developed this guide with caregivers in mind as a starting point to help them find the services and support they need throughout their caregiving journey. Download it here. Find the tools and support you need, as well as ways to connect with other caregivers, at the AARP Caregiving Resource Center Share your …

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

Posted on 12/14/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mrowett/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Arkansas |

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

                        “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. …