Here’s Help to Avoid Getting Scammed

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Arizona | Events | Money & Work Whether the perpetrator uses sugarcoated words or an intimidating shakedown, fraud is an unfortunate reality, and older people are frequently the targets. AARP Arizona’s Fraud Watch Network wants to prepare AARP members to be ready for a scam when it comes knocking. The network is hosting a luncheon seminar on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Ave., featuring three fraud-prevention experts. They will cover how scam artists work and dissect various types of schemes, …

Free Presentation: ABCD’s of Medicare, November 3

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events How well do you know Medicare? Do you know the differences between parts A, B, and D? Join AARP Arizona for the “ABCD’s of Medicare” on Monday, November 3rd at the Mustang Public Library. Our knowledgeable presenter will explain the different parts of Medicare, so that you can make an informed decision. This free presentation will be held on Monday, November 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. The Mustang Public Library Auditorium is located at 10101 North 90th Street in …

Arizona History Event: Phoenix Pioneer Cemeteries

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Are you a history buff? AARP Arizona will host another presentation for the Phoenix History event series on Wednesday, November 12. Arizona native, Frank Barrios, will give a presentation about the downtown Phoenix Pioneer Cemeteries and talk about all the famous Arizona people who are buried there. Join us and learn about the earliest Arizona settlers on Wednesday, November 12 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. This free event will be held at the AARP Arizona state office, located at 16165 N. 83rd …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Seminar, November 13

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Interested in learning more about con-artists tactics? Join us for a complimentary lunch and learn ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from fraud and scams at this AARP Fraud Watch Network event. Knowledgeable presenters from AARP Arizona and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) will provide helpful information and resources. An expert panel will lead a discussion on ways to safeguard yourself against scams and fraud so often prevalent in our communities. When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 Where: Black Canyon Conference …

Join AARP Arizona for a FREE Shred-A-Thon, November 8

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events AARP Arizona is hosting a free Shred-A-Thon on November 8 at the Black Canyon Conference Center. Arizona has become one of the top ten states in the country for identity theft, and shredding documents is a vital step in the prevention of this crime. Attendees are invited to bring up to five banker boxes of old medical records, tax returns, and any other personal documents for on-site shredding. This free event will take place on Saturday, November 8. On-site shredders …

Arizona’s Joan Baird on Reimagining Your Career

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

Arizona Joan Baird of Phoenix, Arizona began her career as a stay-at-home mom and later as a paralegal. Eight years later she set her sights on something much bigger—law school. “I worked with lawyers daily as a paralegal,” says Baird. “Seeing the work they did is what inspired me to return to school so late in life.” Baird was accepted into the University of Bridgepoint Law School. She was in her early 50s at that time, and felt that her extra …