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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AARP Driver Safety seeks Arkansas State Coordinator

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the Arkansas State Coordinator. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Please refer to the attached position description for additional information.  This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to use effective leadership skills to advance the program at the state level. We are seeking a qualified volunteer leader with the ability and initiative to meet new challenges. …

Watch AARP Live Thursday, Nov. 20 & talk tech!

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

            We’re living in a digital world. According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, 78% of baby boomers are online,  52% of seniors are online and it’s growing every day.  These age groups spend more time each week on the Internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines or newspapers.   Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows once older Americans get online they find that digital …

Hearting Family Caregivers Across Arkansas

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

          Hearting Family Caregivers Across Arkansas An excerpt from Shelly’s story: “It was a quick decision because I knew Mother needed me, but a hardship financially. … The next two-and-a-half years were a mix of wonderful shared experiences with her and a plethora of cooking, housekeeping, laundry, financial duties, bathing, managing medicines, monitoring blood pressure and countless trips to rehab, doctors, pharmacy, radiation, church, meetings and visits with friends and family.” Shelly is one of more …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 28, 2014                                                                                                      AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards LITTLE ROCK—Leroy Williams of Helena-West Helena is the 2014 recipient of the Andrus State Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Williams received the award during AARP Arkansas’ 2014 Andrus Award and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, held today at  Moss Mountain Farm in Roland. Also presented today was AARP Arkansas’ 2014 …

Join AARP & partners at Oct. 20/21 Arkansans Fighting Fraud events in Ft Smith/Bentonville

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

 Join AARP Arkansas and  five artner organizations next week at one of two upcoming Arkansans Fighting Fraud events and get tips and information you need to protect yourself and your family from con artists, identity theft and other scams. The first Arkansans Fighting Fraud forum is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 in Fort Smith, followed by the Bentonville event on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Both forums are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., with registration check-in at 11:30 a.m. Attendance at Arkansans Fighting Fraud forums is limited and …

Political ad in 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 9, 2014  Contact: Maria Reynolds-Diaz, 501-217-1621, mdiaz@aarp.org Political ad in 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP LITTLE ROCK—A political ad in Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP, the association’s Arkansas state office said today. The ad contains the tagline “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.” This ad mentions AARP in the voiceover and includes a visual depiction of AARP’s …