Arizona Seeks Nominations for State Andrus Award for Outstanding Community Service

Arizona Seeks Nominations for State Andrus Award for Outstanding Community Service

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering AARP Arizona is seeking nominations for its 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual award honor individuals whose community service makes a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 52 outstanding individuals from around the country. “The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is a great way to recognize and honor someone who is making a difference in their community,” said AARP Arizona State Director David Mitchell. “Many older Americans volunteer in their …

“The Second Wind Tour” Comes to Phoenix

“The Second Wind Tour” Comes to Phoenix

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events The Second Wind Tour hits Phoenix April 17, in the midst of a cross-country conversation about what it means to catch a “second wind” in your life and work. The tour was inspired by a new book, “Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life.” The author, Dr. Bill Thomas, is a world-renowned expert on elder care and new ways of thinking about geriatric issues. You’ll discover new tools and insights to navigate your newest …

Arizonans Saved Over $170 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Arizonans Saved Over $170 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Arizonans on Medicare saved over $170 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $830. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D …

AARP, State Lawmakers and Community Partners Continue Fight to Urge Senate Rejection of HB2526

AARP, State Lawmakers and Community Partners Continue Fight to Urge Senate Rejection of HB2526

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Arizona Officials with AARP Arizona and community partners are vowing to continue efforts to defeat the “Consumer Lender Loan” House Bill 2526 (HB2526) after the State Senate Finance Committee March 19 narrowly voted (4-3) to advance what AARP deems a predatory lending bill to the full Senate floor. AARP is opposed to the bill because it increases small loan costs by allowing loans as large as $3000 to carry an annual interest rate of 36% plus an origination fee of up …

AARP, State Lawmakers, Community Partners Urge Rejection of Consumer Loan Bill HB2526

AARP, State Lawmakers, Community Partners Urge Rejection of Consumer Loan Bill HB2526

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Arizona Officials with AARP Arizona joined State Senator Steve Farley and State Representative Debbie McCune Davis at a March 19 press conference at the State Capitol to urge members of the Senate Finance Committee to reject Consumer Lender Loan HB2526. Community partners at the event included the Southwest Center for Economic Integrity, Morris Institute for Justice, Citizens for a Better Arizona and the Arizona Community Action Association. “AARP is opposed to this bill because it increases small loan costs. It would …

AARP Arizona Volunteer Among Several Recognized by Surprise Regional Chamber

AARP Arizona Volunteer Among Several Recognized by Surprise Regional Chamber

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering AARP Arizona Executive Council Member Larry Woods of Sun City West was among several people recently honored by the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce with a 2013 Legacy Award. Larry received the Legacy Award for Sun City West Citizen of the Year from the Chamber for his outstanding work in his community. “I’m very honored to have received the Chamber’s Legacy Award for 2013 Citizen of the Year for Sun City West,” said Larry. “Working in the community and trying …