AARP Arizona Hosts Free Presentation on Fraud, February 12

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events AARP Arizona will host a free presentation on the Fraud Watch Network this February. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. Discover con artists tactics and how they trick their victims out of their hard-earned cash. Hear about the latest local scams, and how you can sign up for free monthly Watchdog alerts through AARP. This free presentation will be held on Thursday, February 12 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Christ Community Methodist Church, 104 W. Western …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Kicks Off in February

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Money & Work The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is providing free assistance with tax preparation for those with low to moderate income beginning Feb. 2. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, with special attention given to the older population. People do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Last year in Arizona, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assisted thousands of people statewide with their tax preparation,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, …

Yuma Police Department and AARP Driver Safety Team Up to Offer February Course

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Keeping up-to-date on the “rules of the road” is essential to smart driving. To help assist in this effort, the Yuma Police Department is teaming up with AARP Driver Safety to host a Smart Driver course on Feb. 11 for local area residents. AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s largest voluntary defensive driving course especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. AARP membership is not required to participate in the class. “Since 2002, the Yuma Police Department has hosted …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Money & Work To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

Arizona Hosts Annual Legislative Breakfast

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Arizona Volunteers and staff with AARP Arizona hosted state lawmakers during an annual Legislative Breakfast event on the Senate lawn of the State Capitol Jan. 15. During the breakfast, volunteers shared AARP’s top state advocacy priorities for the 2015 session. Among them is building support for the establishment of consumer protections for in-home family caregivers that include setting frameworks for adequate training, background checks and supervisory caregiver contact information. Building legislative support to allow for nurses to delegate certain medical tasks …

Arizona’s Joyce Sprengel on Educating Today’s Aging Population

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Joyce Sprengel of Sun City, Arizona, worked for Holiday Retirement Communities for 11 years and recently retired as a regional training coach for activity directors. She joined the AARP Arizona Community Educators Program (CEP) as a volunteer in 2012. “Having worked with the aging population, I felt there was a great need for the information the CEP program offers,” said Sprengel. “I wanted to help people improve their understanding of the programs they rely on in retirement, namely Medicare and …