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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Please share your caregiving story with AARP Arkansas

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Every day, a silent army of 478,000 Arkansans performs a true labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends… so they can remain in their homes. These family caregivers wouldn’t have it any other way… but are on duty 24/7, usually without pay, and often can’t even take a break. To help raise awareness about all that caregivers do, AARP Arkansas recently hosted a screening of the award-winning film Still Alice, highlights from which are …

AR Attorney General’s Office schedules next Mobile Office visits

Posted on 06/30/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

The Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced its next series of Mobile Office visits throughout the state. Services available at Mobile Office visits include helping consumers file complaints to fight back against scam artists–a goal AARP shares through the Fraud Watch Network. More information about the Attorney General’s Mobile Office is available here or by calling (501) 682-2007/(800) 482-8982. Hampton Tuesday, July 7 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hampton City Hall, Council Room 121 N. 2nd St. Fordyce …

Great turnout for free AARP AR screening of ‘Still Alice’

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

A near-capacity audience packed a movie theater at Riverdale 10 Cinemas in Little Rock the evening of June 18 to watch a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of the film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. The screening was held in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, which works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans, including 478,000 Arkansans, who perform a great labor of love every day — caring for older parents, spouses …

Media coverage of AARP petition drive against online dating scams

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users.   Click on the images below to watch news coverage of AARP’s efforts on THV11 and KATV/Channel 7 including tips on how to avoid online dating scams.    THV 11:                   KATV:  

AARP Arkansas joins petition drive for online dating sites to crack down on fraud

Posted on 06/4/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015     CONTACT: Michael Rowett/501-217-1625                                                   AARP Arkansas joins petition drive for online dating sites to crack down on fraud $81 million lost nationally to scammers in just one year   LITTLE ROCK—Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Arkansas is inviting its …

Stamp Out Hunger in Arkansas this Saturday, May 9!

Posted on 05/8/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Arkansas joins Governor Asa Hutchinson in support of this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 9, the largest one-day food drive in the nation, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, U.S. Postal Service and others. Hunger in Arkansas is a particularly critical issue. In 2015, Arkansas topped the national ranking for senior hunger for the third consecutive year, according to a report released April 24 by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. Our state also ranks first in …