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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Arkansas Caregiver Act signed into law by Governor Hutchinson

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Thanks to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who today signed the Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act. Strongly supported by AARP Arkansas, the Caregiver Act will help ease transitions from hospital to home for patients & their caregivers. Thanks also to members of the Arkansas General Assembly for strongly supporting passage of this new law, including lead Senate sponsor Sen. Gary Stubblefield of Branch and lead House sponsor Rep. Fred Love of  Little Rock. The Act passed the state Senate 34-0 and the …

AARP’s new Drug $avings Tool can help you save $ on prescriptions

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

High prescription drug costs understandably concern many Arkansans. Rx prices increased by nearly 11 percent last year compared with 2013. Wondering if you’re paying too much for your medications? Check out AARP’s Drug $avings Tool:

Help hungry seniors by volunteering with AARP Arkansas

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Would you like to help hungry seniors get the nutritious food they need to stay healthy? In Arkansas the need is particularly urgent. The Natural State has the highest percentage of older adults at risk of hunger of any state in the nation. AARP Arkansas is seeking volunteers to help increase awareness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Cooking Matters in the Store and other nutrition assistance efforts. As a volunteer, you will actively combat hunger among older Arkansans …

Media coverage of AARP tips to avoid ID theft

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen and a con artist takes over their life.  A study by the Federal Trade Commission found that Arkansas ranks 15th among the 50 states in ID theft complaints per 100,000 people.   AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is a go-to resource for information about how people can safeguard their identity and learn to spot and avoid scams so they can outsmart con artists before they strike. Click on the images below to watch news coverage …

Caring for Caregivers: AARP-backed legislation aims to help Arkansas f

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

This story from Arkansas News Service includes comments from Herb Sanderson, our Associate State Director for Advocacy, who explains how a bill backed by AARP would help Arkansas’ silent army of family caregivers, who give so much of themselves for their loved ones. There are nearly 500,000 unpaid family caregivers in Arkansas, and the monetary value if they were paid is estimated at $4.5 billion a year.   Sanderson describes the legislation as one step in recognizing the enormous commitment. “Every day, this silent …

Report finds Arkansas ranks 15th nationally in ID theft complaints for 2014

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

                Report finds Arkansas ranks 15th nationally in ID theft complaints for 2014 AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips to safeguard against most common scams LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas reported the 15th highest proportion of identity theft complaints among the 50 states, a national report shows. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network offers tips so Arkansans can learn how to protect themselves from the top scams reported in 2014. For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft …