Watch AARP Live Thursday, Nov. 20 & talk tech!

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Home & Family | Money & Work             We’re living in a digital world. According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, 78% of baby boomers are online,  52% of seniors are online and it’s growing every day.  These age groups spend more time each week on the Internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines or newspapers.   Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows once older Americans get online they find that digital …

Hearting Family Caregivers Across Arkansas

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press           Hearting Family Caregivers Across Arkansas An excerpt from Shelly’s story: “It was a quick decision because I knew Mother needed me, but a hardship financially. … The next two-and-a-half years were a mix of wonderful shared experiences with her and a plethora of cooking, housekeeping, laundry, financial duties, bathing, managing medicines, monitoring blood pressure and countless trips to rehab, doctors, pharmacy, radiation, church, meetings and visits with friends and family.” Shelly is one of more …

Uninsured Have Another Chance at Coverage

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing Arkansas had the second-highest rate of uninsured adults in the nation last year, but has since led all other states in dropping that rate—from 22.5 percent in 2013 to 12.4 percent in 2014, according to a Gallup survey. Even so, more than 200,000 Arkansas adults remain uninsured. To help still more people seek coverage, AARP is spreading the word that open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins Nov. 15. Uninsured Arkansans with income up to $46,680 for an individual …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Events | Press | Volunteering                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 28, 2014                                                                                                      AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards LITTLE ROCK—Leroy Williams of Helena-West Helena is the 2014 recipient of the Andrus State Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Williams received the award during AARP Arkansas’ 2014 Andrus Award and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, held today at  Moss Mountain Farm in Roland. Also presented today was AARP Arkansas’ 2014 …

Join AARP & partners at Oct. 20/21 Arkansans Fighting Fraud events in Ft Smith/Bentonville

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Events | Home & Family | Money & Work  Join AARP Arkansas and  five artner organizations next week at one of two upcoming Arkansans Fighting Fraud events and get tips and information you need to protect yourself and your family from con artists, identity theft and other scams. The first Arkansans Fighting Fraud forum is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20 in Fort Smith, followed by the Bentonville event on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Both forums are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., with registration check-in at 11:30 a.m. Attendance at Arkansans Fighting Fraud forums is limited and …

Political ad in 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Press       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 9, 2014  Contact: Maria Reynolds-Diaz, 501-217-1621, mdiaz@aarp.org Political ad in 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP LITTLE ROCK—A political ad in Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP, the association’s Arkansas state office said today. The ad contains the tagline “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.” This ad mentions AARP in the voiceover and includes a visual depiction of AARP’s …