AARP Arkansas

Michael Rowett


Michael is Associate State Director-Communications for AARP Arkansas. He may be reached directly at or 501-217-1625.

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AR Attorney General’s Office schedules Mobile Office visits

Posted on 05/20/2015 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. Waldron Thursday, May 21 9 – 11 a.m. Waldron City Hall, Council Room 370 Featherston St. Waldron, AR …

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 …

Watch “Caring for Mom & Dad” May 10 on AETN to learn about challenges of caregiving

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

Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in addition to balancing work and family, a job most cannot afford to do. Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? How will the nation adapt to ensure that adequate care can be provided for both the caregivers and for those being cared for? CARING FOR MOM & DAD explores …

AARP meets with Senator Boozman, others on issues important to Arkansans 50+

Posted on 04/30/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Thanks to Arkansas Senior U.S. Senator John Boozman for meeting with AARP Arkansas representatives for AARP Lobby Day 2015! We appreciate Senator Boozman’s time and interest in discussing issues of importance to Arkansans 50+ including retirement security, the Older Americans Act, caregiving and Social Security. Pictured left to right are Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Interim State Director; Senator Boozman; Nan Selz, AARP Arkansas Volunteer State President; and Jeannine English, AARP’s national President. Thanks also to the other members of the Arkansas …

AARP Arkansas volunteers head to Washington to push for better retirement investment advice standard

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 28, 2015 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560,, @AARPMedia AARP Arkansas volunteers head to Washington to push for better retirement investment standard Visit to Congress, U.S. Department of Labor to push issues including new retirement advice standard, Older Americans Act, Safe Streets Act, caregiving, Social Security WASHINGTON – Today AARP volunteers and staff from states including Arkansas dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of …

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 …