Small Group Events Help People Figure Out Their “What’s Next?”

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined can help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real – whether you’re focused on work, health, relationships or finally pursuing your passion. AARP in Phoenix has volunteers that are available to conduct  “Life Reimagined Check-up” events for small group gatherings (20 people) across the Valley. Sandy Rupp is a Lead Volunteer for Life Reimagined in …

AARP Among Community Partners Supporting Rio Salado College Intergenerational Sustainability Program

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Arizona, the City of Surprise, Surprise Community Garden, RISE Life Long Learning Center and Birt’s Bistro have partnered to launch a new program designed to teach multi-generational learners how to choose, grow and cook their own super foods. The new Intergenerational Sustainability Program is being made possible by a grant awarded by the City of Surprise. The program is comprised of three non-credit classes that focus on the science of food and nutrition, gardening techniques and the cooking of …

Most Pedestrian Deaths Are Preventable, Report Says

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

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 …

Brain Health For The Rest of Your Life

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing During the last three weeks I’ve truly lived up to the term “Road Warrior.” This week it’s Atlanta for a series of meetings and part of the AARP Life@50 event. If you haven’t had a chance to attend in the past  definitely mark your calendars for 2014 and  join us for one of these action-packed information-filled extravaganzas! Since 2002 I have attend most of these, and now that AARP has moved to two events a year, I am excited to see what …

Taking the Mystery Out of Health Law

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Miriam Davidson Before he turned 65 in August and became eligible for Medicare, Howard Barnes of Tucson struggled to survive without health insurance.His $1,000 monthly income was too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to afford health insurance. So the retired computer programmer relied on a patchwork of free clinics, discount plans and help from church friends to get the doctor visits, prescription drugs and equipment he needs to manage a life-threatening respiratory disease. Barnes said the stress …

Keeping Utilities Affordable

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The Arizona Corporation Commission is considering whether to deregulate electric utilities. AARP opposes the move, citing concerns about deceptive marketing practices and higher monthly bills that have occurred in some deregulated states. “Arizona’s residential electric rates are already below the national average, while consumers in some deregulated states are paying higher-than-average rates,” said David Mitchell, AARP state director. “With our hot climate, why gamble with the pocketbooks and safety of Arizonans?” The commission is reviewing public comments and is expected …