Today’s Silent Hero: The Family Caregiver

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Arizona By: Carl Erickson, AARP Arizona State President Real heroes don’t wear tights and capes. Today’s heroes come from all walks of life: businessmen, nurses, lawyers, wait-staff, and house-keepers. The reality is that anyone can become a family caregiver to an ill and aging relative and it’s more common than you think. Arizona is home to about 800,000 unpaid family caregivers who help family members with daily activities such as eating, taking medications, bathing and dressing. Many of these providers also …

Protect Yourself from Fraud, ID Theft, and Scams, Free Presentation on August 6

Posted on 07/18/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Join us on Wednesday, August 6 from 11:00-11:45 A.M. for a free presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft, fraud, and scams. The presentation will be held at the North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., Tempe, AZ 85281. For more information, please call (480) 858-6510.

Arizona’s Carl Erickson on Advocacy

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Following a forty year career in management at JC Penney, Carl Erickson of Litchfield Park, Arizona, retired and joined the ranks of the many volunteers at AARP Arizona. He is very passionate about 50+ worker issues and economic security which has made him an integral part of the advocacy sector of AARP. After a few years as a volunteer, Erickson was appointed as a member of the AARP Arizona Executive Council, a group of key volunteers who through their leadership …

AARP Arizona Hosts Prescott Valley Fraud Watch Network Forum

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events AARP Arizona in partnership with the Prescott Valley Library and the Arizona Corporation Commission’s (ACC) Securities Division will be hosting a free Fraud Watch Network event on Wednesday, August 6. Trained AARP volunteers will introduce valuable information to help protect you from identity theft, fraud and scams. Representatives from the ACC will also present on the dangers of investment fraud. Learn how to recognize the red flags around investment scams and what free resources are available to you. This free …

Do You Understand Social Security? Enjoy a Free Presentation on July 17

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Whether you’re retired or not, understanding how the Social Security system works is important. Join us on Thursday, July 17 from 12:00-12:30 P.M.,  for a free presentation on understanding Social Security. The presentation will be held at the Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St., Surprise, AZ 85378. For more information, please call (623) 222-1522.

Bob Zumoff on the Experience Corps

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Bob Zumoff of Tempe, Arizona, served 30 years as Assistant Attorney General for the Arizona Attorney General’s office. When he retired in 2010, he began looking for volunteer opportunities. “Prior to law school, I taught in Africa for several years through the Peace Corps,” says Zumoff. “I knew I wanted to work with children again and get back to my teaching roots. It was important to me to do something completely different than what I had done for the majority …