AARP Tucson Information Center Offers a Variety of Programs

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

About AARP The AARP Arizona Tucson Information Center, established in December 2004, offers a host of AARP programs for members and non-members alike. AARP Driver Safety hosts its Smart Driver course monthly at the Center. Smart Driver is a voluntary defensive driving course designed for the 50+ driver. Trained volunteer instructors review the rules of the road, and teach participants how to adjust their driving to make up for age-related changes. “In addition, the Center is home to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide …

Meet Arizona’s Volunteer Executive Council

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

About AARP AARP Arizona’s 2014 Executive Council is a volunteer leadership committee that helps set the strategic direction for the national nonprofit organization in Arizona. AARP Arizona Interim State President Virginia Brant of Phoenix chairs the council. Brant has a long history of volunteering with AARP both in advocacy and community outreach.  She currently also Chairs Arizona’s Advocacy Steering Committee where she leads AARP’s advocacy efforts at the state capitol . Patricia F. Lewis of Surprise is an Advanced Certified Fund Raising …

How to Contact AARP Arizona

Posted on 07/23/2013 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

About AARP We’d love to hear from you! Here’s how to reach us… Hours: AARP Arizona is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 16165 N. 83rd Avenue, Suite 201 | Peoria, AZ 85382| Toll-free Call: 866-389-5649 Email: Be sure to stay up-to-date on news important to Bay State residents 50+ – like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. For members of the press only, contact: Cynthia Fagyas, 602-262-5165 /

Reimagine Your Life

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP AARP Arizona is helping people find new opportunities and directions for their lives. Life Reimagined offers online links to information about changing careers, starting a business, volunteering, finding new learning opportunities, getting healthy or zeroing in on “what’s next?” The website features an interactive questionnaire that taps into people’s passions, interests and skills, and suggests careers and activities of potential interest. AARP Arizona also is sponsoring free Life Reimagined groups, where trained guides lead discussions to help participants reflect …

AARP’s Lily Liu Talks About the History of AARP

Posted on 11/26/2012 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

About AARP AARP’s Lily Liu loves talking about the history of AARP.  She has spent the better part of ten years researching the background of the national organization and its founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Recently, AARP’s Lily Liu visited the state office of AARP in Phoenix, where she sat down with AARP Arizona Associate State Director David Parra for an indepth interview on the history of the national organization. Watch the interview and learn about AARP’s beginnings and Dr. Andrus’ passion …

AARP History

Posted on 11/16/2012 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

About AARP Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal, founded AARP in 1958. AARP evolved from the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA), which Dr. Andrus had established in 1947 to promote her philosophy of productive aging, and in response to the need of retired teachers for health insurance. At that time, private health insurance was virtually unavailable to older Americans; in fact, it was not until 1965 that the government enacted Medicare, which provides health benefits to persons over age …