AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteer Enjoys Working with People

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Janelle Riedl of Prescott, Arizona, retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1990 after working fifteen years with the federal government. While still at the IRS, Riedl began volunteering with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. “Getting involved with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide was really beneficial to me while I was still working,” says Riedl. “After I retired, I realized it presented a great opportunity for me to continue doing something I enjoyed, namely helping people with their taxes.” Twenty years later, …

Volunteers Pack Food for the Needy

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Arizona | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering For the third straight year, nearly three dozen volunteers from AARP Arizona and other organizations will be packing food boxes as part of AARP’s National Day of Service. The effort will take place at the Valley View Community Food Bank in Sun City on Sept. 11. “It’s like the old Lucille Ball in the candy factory thing,” said Kathy Stevens, AARP Arizona associate state director and coordinator of the effort. “It’s an assembly line and it’s hard work.” Last year, …

Most Pedestrian Deaths Are Preventable, Report Says

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Arizona | Health & Wellbeing Pedestrian deaths on Phoenix streets are disproportionately high among older adults, and safer road design could make a difference, according to a report from Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition. The Phoenix metro area ranks ninth nationally in the number of preventable pedestrian deaths. AARP Arizona supports complete streets policies, which call for including bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks in street design. Designing for safety could prevent most pedestrian fatalities, the report said. People age 65 and older make …

AARP Arizona Offers Free Presentation on the Affordable Care Act, September 5

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events AARP Arizona will host a free presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn about the new health care law and what it means for those with and without insurance, those on Medicare, and small business owners. When: Friday, September 5, 10:15-11:15 A.M. Where: Deer Valley Senior Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 For more information, please call (602) 495-3714.

The Affordable Care Act, Find Out How it Affects You on September 19

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Do you know how the Affordable Care Act affects you? Join AARP Arizona’s own David Parra, Director of Community Outreach, for a free presentation on Friday, September 19 from 10:45-11:30 A.M. The presentation will be held at the Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson, Peoria, AZ 85345. For more information, please call (623) 733-7921.

Free Presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, September 3

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Join AARP Arizona for a free presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Learn about identity theft and fraud and how to protect yourself. Get up to date on the latest scams in your area. When: Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. Where: Goelet A.C. Beuff Senior Center, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85027 For more information, please call (602) 534-9743.