Arizona’s Community Educators Program Seeks New Volunteers

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Are you a people person? Do you like giving presentations? AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program may be for you! Volunteers with the program present workshops across the state on important topics such as Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act and the latest addition—the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The AARP Arizona Community Educators Program is currently seeking new volunteers to present on these important topics. “This program is essential to the community,” says David Parra, associate state director at AARP …

Arizona’s Jean Smith on the Community Impact of the Experience Corps

Posted on 09/15/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering Jean Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, has been a full-time homemaker for all her life. She dedicated the majority of her time to her children, volunteering with various organizations such as the Girl Scouts of America, the local school district and church while they were growing up. For the past 10 years, she assisted her daughter-in-law with her second grade classroom activities but still found herself yearning for something more. “I had been looking for an opportunity to work one-on-one with …

AARP Arizona Packs Food for Needy Families for September 11th Annual Day of Service

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events | Volunteering About 50 volunteers from AARP Arizona, The Hartford Insurance and the All Arizona School Retirees Association (AASRA), helped sort and pack food for needy families as part of AARP’s Annual National Day of Service on September 11th. The volunteers gathered to help out at the Valley View Food Bank in Youngtown, Arizona. “It’s very rewarding for our volunteers to be involved in helping out at the food bank because they know their work means a lot to those less fortunate …

The Affordable Care Act, Find Out How it Affects You on September 19

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Do you know how the Affordable Care Act affects you? Join AARP Arizona’s own David Parra, Director of Community Outreach, for a free presentation on Friday, September 19 from 10:45-11:30 A.M. The presentation will be held at the Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson, Peoria, AZ 85345. For more information, please call (623) 733-7921.

Free Event! Pinot’s Palette Painting Party, September 23

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Arizona | Events Ever wanted to be an artist?  Well, now’s your chance!  AARP in Phoenix is hosting a free painting party at Pinot’s Palette on Tuesday, September 23  at 10:00 A.M. and you’re invited! Get ready to be inspired by a local artist who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting at this special two-hour AARP Phoenix event.   All painting supplies will be provided.  Refreshments will also be served. Best part… you’ll leave with your own masterpiece!  Registration is required for …

Tucson Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program 2015 Filing Season

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Volunteering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the program in the Tucson area during the upcoming 2015 tax-filing season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax preparation to those who are from low to moderate income, primarily focusing on those who are age 50+. The program is the largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service in the country. “People don’t need to have any previous tax preparation experience to volunteer with Tax-Aide,” says Sandy Munroe, AARP Foundation …