AARP Hosts History Event, “The History of Arizona’s Capitols–from Prescott to Phoenix,” February 10

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

Events AARP Arizona hosts the latest installment of the AARP Phoenix History series this February. Special guest, Alice Duckworth, Outreach Coordinator with the Arizona Capitol Museum will present “The History of Arizona’s Capitols–from Prescott to Phoenix” at the AARP Arizona state office. Duckworth will explain the history of Arizona’s state capitol, how it was moved from Prescott to Tucson, back to Prescott and eventually landed in Phoenix. Using her experience as a teacher, museum educator and historical interpreter, she will present …

Yuma Police and AARP Smart Driver Team Up to Host January Driver Safety Course

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

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 January 27 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 Arizona Painting Party, January 28

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Events AARP Arizona hosts another painting party at Pinot’s Palette this January. Unleash your inner artist with this unique two-hour event. Get inspired by a local artist who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting!  All painting supplies will be provided with registration, and refreshments will be served. The best part? You’ll be able to leave with your own masterpiece! When: Wednesday, January 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Pinot’s Palette 10625 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite D142 in Phoenix To register for this free …

“Law Enforcement in the Arizona Territory in the 1860s” History Event, January 29

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Events This January, AARP Arizona hosts another in its history event series, “Law Enforcement in the Arizona Territory in the 1860’s,” presented by Mike Nikolin from the Phoenix Police Museum. Join us and learn how law enforcement evolved in the Arizona territory in the 1800s as it changed from a Confederate to a Union Territory. Find out how the territory was enforced under its first Federal Marshal, Henry (Enrique) Garfias, appointed by President Lincoln in 1863, and discover how the city’s …

AARP Arizona Hosts History Event: “The Remarkable Del Webb,” January 20

Posted on 12/29/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Events AARP Arizona will host a new history event this January, entitled “The Remarkable Del Webb.” This presentation will recount the extraordinary life of one of American’s greatest success stories and the founder of Sun City–Del Webb. A high school drop-out, Webb built one of the nation’s largest construction companies and fulfilled his life-long love of baseball by owning a major league team. Ed Allen of the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum will present on this fascinating historical figure on Tuesday, …

Here’s Help to Avoid Getting Scammed

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Whether the perpetrator uses sugarcoated words or an intimidating shakedown, fraud is an unfortunate reality, and older people are frequently the targets. AARP Arizona’s Fraud Watch Network wants to prepare AARP members to be ready for a scam when it comes knocking. The network is hosting a luncheon seminar on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N. 25th Ave., featuring three fraud-prevention experts. They will cover how scam artists work and dissect various types of schemes, …