Volunteer Todd Aakhus on Positive Changes through Life Reimagined

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Todd Aakhus of Phoenix, Arizona, is the Director of Community Partnership for the Rio Salado College, and is responsible for the Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center and the Communiversity@Surprise. Aakhus has been involved with AARP Arizona for the last ten years, but just recently became a volunteer presenter with AARP’s Life Reimagined. “I was intrigued by the Life Reimagined initiative,” says Aakhus, “Because it’s relevant to the constituencies I work with at Rio Salado College. The program isn’t just …

Shred Documents to Protect Yourself From I.D. Theft

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Shredding documents is a very important way to combat falling victim to identity theft. Join AARP Arizona on Saturday, October 25th for a FREE Shred-A-Thon. Bring up to 5 banker (medium-sized) boxes for on-site document shredders. We also invite you to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.     When: Saturday, October 25th, 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Where: Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718 No registration is required for this …

Brain Health Seminar in Glendale

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Arizona | Health & Wellbeing Scientific research on the human brain has led to some exciting clues and breakthroughs on how people can stay mentally fit as they age. That knowledge has stimulated boomers’ interest in the subject. In response, AARP Arizona is offering a “Training the Grownup Brain” seminar Oct. 28 in Glendale. Participants will get tips from experts on the best ways to stay mentally sharp. Featured speaker Matt Huen­telman, a professor at the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), will talk about …

Older Voters Face Big Issues, Wield Clout

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Arizona By Ford Burkhart Voters 50 and older have a lot at stake on a wide range of issues in the Nov. 4 election, and their large numbers may determine who becomes Arizona’s next governor. AARP Arizona is hammering home to candidates that they must address issues important to older residents: helping family caregivers, keeping utility bills stable and affordable, and protecting landline phone service. To make sure the next governor will not overlook the need to protect older citizens, including …

Do You Understand Social Security? Enjoy a Free Presentation on October 8 or 10

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Whether retired or not, understanding the Social Security system is important. Two opportunities to join us for a free presentation about how the Social Security system works. When: Wednesday, October 8, 10:15-11:15 A.M. Where: Deer Valley Senior Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 For more information on this presentation, please call (602) 495-3714 Can’t make it? Join us for the free presentation below to learn more about Social Security. When: Friday, October 10, 10:00-11:00 A.M. Where: Buckeye Community …

Free Presentation: Understanding Social Security, September 27

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Do you understand Social Security? Whether you’re retired or not, understanding the Social Security system is important. Join AARP Arizona on Saturday, September 27 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. for a free presentation on this important topic. The presentation will be held at the Mesa Public Library, located at 64 E. 1st Street in Mesa. For more information on this free presentation, please contact the Mesa Public Library at (480) 644-3100.