AARP sponsoring ‘Election 2014: AETN Debates’ to air Oct. 13-17

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

Arkansas | Press AARP Arkansas is proudly sponsoring the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) 2014 candidate debates, which will be telecast the week of Oct. 13-17. Also scheduled for broadcast is programming  that will review the initiatives expected to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. “It is not only a privilege but a responsibility to vote,” AARP Arkansas State Director Maria Reynolds-Diaz said in a Sept. 12 AETN news release announcing the debates. “Debates provide an important platform for receiving information on how …

AARP Arkansas volunteers for disaster relief on National Day of Service; AARP donates $10,000 to Arkansas Dream Center

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Events | Volunteering In the wake of overwhelming tragedy, 9/11 generated one of the most spontaneous and durable outpourings ever of dedication to helping others. AARP designates Sept. 11 of each year as a National Day of Service in which AARP staff, members and volunteers are invited to give back to their local communities. AARP chapters throughout Arkansas  individually designated their own volunteer opportunities for this year’s Day of Service. AARP Arkansas State Office staff, members of the Conway chapter and volunteers from …

The Election is Coming: Got ID?

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas Nov. 4 marks the first general election since the state’s voter ID law took effect in January. Under the new law, voters without proper identification can cast a provisional ballot, but their votes will be counted only if they bring the required photo ID to a county clerk or county election commission by noon on Monday after the election. Arkansans who lack the required photo ID can get one for free at their county clerk’s office but must show certain …

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.