AARP Among Community Partners Supporting Rio Salado College Intergenerational Sustainability Program

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

Local Resources 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 …

Should You Take the AARP Smart Driver Course?

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

Local Resources Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s largest driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. By taking the AARP Smart Driver Course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your …

Tucson AARP Community Groups Offer Networking and Volunteer Opportunities

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

Local Resources Making connections, networking, meeting new people and having fun are all part of belonging to an AARP “Community Group” in Tucson. Last year, AARP Arizona launched the community groups as part of a larger pilot program offered by the national nonprofit organization. Now a year later, what began as a unique idea has flourished with two active AARP Community Groups in Northwest and East Tucson. “We think people have gotten involved with the groups because they offer unique opportunities to …

No Expertise Necessary: Many Ways to Volunteer

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources By Miriam Davidson When Joe Scott volunteers to answer the phone a few hours each week at the AARP Information Center in Tucson, he gets a kick out of how thrilled some callers are just to talk to a real, live human being. “They’ve been on the phone with agencies, sometimes for hours,” and expect to hear another automated voice when they call AARP for help, said Scott, 66. “I’m of the age group where you grew up talking to …

AARP Volunteer Finds New Site for Local AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on 06/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Local Resources Earlier this year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program volunteers in the Prescott area were unsure whether they would be able to help people with their taxes. This, after the site they had used for more than ten years, closed its doors and the program found itself without a local home. Prescott Tax-Aide volunteer leader, Janelle Riedl, took it upon herself to find a new location for the program. “I put ads in newspapers hoping that a business or community partner could …

AARP Foundation Bilingual Housing Solutions Center Connects 50+ at-risk Homeowners to Free HUD-Certified Counseling

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Local Resources AARP Foundation, in an effort to help seniors avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes, is connecting at-risk homeowners over the age of 50 to free HUD-certified counseling, resources and education through its bilingual Housing Solutions Center. Millions of older Americans are carrying more mortgage debt than ever before. From 2007 to 2011, more than 1.5 million older Americans lost their homes as a result of the mortgage crisis and more than three million are at risk today of losing …