AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Press         AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care Survey shows 91% support funding shift from nursing homes to at-home care provided by caregivers & helping people live independently a powerful potential issue for candidates, especially among caregivers LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a poll showing that 50+ likely voters overwhelmingly support shifting additional federal long-term care funding from nursing homes to home-based care, and where candidates stand …

Join AARP & partners at Aug. 25 Arkansans Fighting Fraud event in Jonesboro

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Events | Money & Work | Press AARP Arkansas and five partner organizations co-sponsor Arkansans Fighting Fraud events, which offer Arkansans the information they need to  protect themselves and their families from con artists, identity theft and other scams. Financial security has always been a priority issue for AARP in Arkansas and across the nation. Building on the launch of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network in late 2013, AARP Arkansas joined  five long-time partner organizations  to revamp the format of consumer forums held in various locations across the state in …

Arkansas Voters Age 50+ and the 2014 U.S. Senate Election

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Press On behalf of AARP, Hart Research Associates and North Star Opinion Research conducted telephone polling among 1,200 voters age 50 and over in Arkansas, between June 24 and July 1, 2014. Arkansas Voters Age 50+ and the 2014 Senate Election (Full Report, PDF) A press release summarizing the poll findings is available here.

AARP poll of Arkansas likely voters shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2014 CONTACT: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org AARP poll of Arkansas Likely Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters worry secure retirement slipping away, support candidates who address economic security  LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe …

Arkansas leads nation in uninsured adult decline, Gallup survey shows

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing A new Gallup report shows that Arkansas led the nation in reducing the rate of uninsured adults during the first six months of 2014. The Natural State’s uninsured rate dropped to 12.4% halfway through this year, compared with 22.5% at the end of last year. Arkansas’ Private Option for affordable health care, passed by the Arkansas Legislature in 2013 and renewed this year—in both instances with strong bipartisan majorities—played a key role in this tremendously positive development for our state. More …

Five Habits of Smart Drivers

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …