Pay It Forward: Help a Student Read

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

Arizona | Volunteering Looking for a way to give back? You can help under-performing students at risk of being held back in third grade by becoming an AARP Experience Corps volunteer tutor. This fall, the Experience Corps reading tutoring program for students in grades K through three will expand into up to 10 schools in four Phoenix school districts. Until now, the program has served only the Tempe Elementary School District. Volunteers must have a high school diploma or GED and commit to …

No Expertise Necessary: Many Ways to Volunteer

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

Arizona | Local Resources | Volunteering 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 …

Free Presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network, July 15

Posted on 06/27/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Enjoy a free hour long presentation on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. The Fraud Watch Network is a free service that connects you to your community, updating you with the latest scams in your area with monthly Watchdog Alerts.   The presentation will be held on Tuesday, July 15 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the Desert West Senior Center, 6501 W. Virginia Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85035. For more information, please call (602) 495-3711

Thinking About Retirement Can Be Stressful

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Money & Work By Carl Erickson, AARP Arizona State President Retirement. Young people dream about it and build careers based on it. They start saving from the time they receive their very first paycheck. But for today’s baby boomers who are closing in on their golden years, retirement can be stressful. In the past, companies offered pensions which appeared much more stable than today’s 401K plans. Moreover, many of those dreaming about retirement anticipated having Social Security to aid in living expenses come …

Welcome to Ideas@50+

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Arizona | Events Join us this September 4-6 in beautiful San Diego and be one of the first to attend this new annual experience. It’s your opportunity to engage and network with today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Lifestyle. Enjoy three days of provocative discussions on trends, share ideas and walk away with practical options for your own life. Ideas@50+ is everything you love about AARP events…and so much more. …

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

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

Arizona | Local Resources | Volunteering 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 …