AARP Hosts History Event, “The History of Arizona’s Capitols–from Prescott to Phoenix,” February 10

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events AARP Arizona hosts the latest installment of the AARP Phoenix History series this February. Special guest, Alice Duckworth, Outreach Coordinator with the Arizona Capitol Museum will present “The History of Arizona’s Capitols–from Prescott to Phoenix” at the AARP Arizona state office. Duckworth will explain the history of Arizona’s state capitol, how it was moved from Prescott to Tucson, back to Prescott and eventually landed in Phoenix. Using her experience as a teacher, museum educator and historical interpreter, she will present …

Arizona AARP Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2015

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Arizona Arizona AARP has defined its state Advocacy Priorities for 2015.  AARP volunteers will be actively engaged in efforts to support these issues during this legislative session which began on Jan. 12. 2015 Arizona Advocacy Priorities Protecting Retirement Income – A secure retirement is composed of four pillars: Social Security, pensions and savings, earnings and health insurance. AARP will strongly support public and private pension plans keeping the promises made to workers and retirees invested in the plans to ensure future …

Yuma Police and AARP Smart Driver Team Up to Host January Driver Safety Course

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events Keeping up-to-date on the “rules of the road” is essential to smart driving. To help assist in this effort, the Yuma Police Department is teaming up with AARP Driver Safety to host a Smart Driver course on January 27 for local area residents. AARP Smart Driver is the nation’s largest voluntary defensive driving course especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. AARP membership is not required to participate in the class. “Since 2002, the Yuma Police Department has hosted …

AARP Appoints Arizona State Director

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Press AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Marie Kennedy as State Director for Arizona AARP. Kennedy joins the national organization’s state office after serving more than 20 years as a leading advocate for working families, retirees, and women at the local, state and national levels. Kennedy has a long-standing record of working with various non-profit organizations in the state, among them the Arizona Association of Area Agency on Aging, the Susan G. Komen Community Challenge and the Alliance …

Spousal Caregiving: An Act of Love

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Arizona | Home & Family Arizona is home to nearly 855,000 family caregivers who provide a great labor of love to ill and aging loved ones. At $11.50 an hour, AARP estimates their in-home caregiving in Arizona is worth more than $9 billion a year. According to a recent study by the AARP Public Policy Institute in conjunction with the United Hospital Fund, the average family caregiver is a 49-year old woman who provides about 20 hours of care per week while juggling other responsibilities, …

AARP Arizona Painting Party, January 28

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Arizona | Events AARP Arizona hosts another painting party at Pinot’s Palette this January. Unleash your inner artist with this unique two-hour event. Get inspired by a local artist who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting!  All painting supplies will be provided with registration, and refreshments will be served. The best part? You’ll be able to leave with your own masterpiece! When: Wednesday, January 28, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Where: Pinot’s Palette 10625 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite D142 in Phoenix To register for this free …