AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Money & Work | Press             AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves  Everyday Behaviors Put Arkansans at Greater Risk of Tax ID Theft; Arkansas ranks 29th out of 50 states in ID Theft complaints  LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s …

AARP builds Arkansas County Advocacy Contacts network to enhance voice on key issues

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Volunteering AARP invites you to join our growing number of County Advocacy Contacts (CACs). We are building a group of advocates in all 75 counties to help the voice of Arkansans 50 plus be heard on important issues like the health care Private Option, Social Security, Medicare and caregiving. “We promise not to take too much of your time, so even if you are volunteering in another role, we hope you will become a CAC,” said Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Associate State Director for Advocacy. Building a …

January 15 AARP Live to focus on family caregivers

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Events | Home & Family             Every day, more than 42 million family caregivers in America–among them 698,000 in Arkansas– make it possible for a parent, spouse or other loved one to live independently. Many of those caregivers juggle responsibilities, including working and caring for their own family. In fact, 42 percent of U.S. workers have been caregivers for aging loved ones in the last five years. What’s more, research shows juggling responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, …

Speakers Available on Wide Range of Subjects

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Arkansas | Events | Local Resources The AARP Arkansas speakers bureau delivers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as caregiving resources, fraud prevention, retirement planning, making communities livable and making the most of what’s next in your life. AARP encourages members to keep this in mind when planning programs for organizations and church groups in their communities—and particularly welcomes invitations from those who want to know how AARP helps Arkansans 50-plus live their best lives. With the start of a new year, …

Real Action by Jo Ann Jenkins

Posted on 12/23/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas  This column by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of AARP Bulletin. Watch for the huge impact we’ll have on people’s lives in these areas. Caregiving – We developed state legislation known as the CARE Act (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act) that, among other things, requires hospitals to identify a designated family caregiver when a patient is admitted and adequately instruct that caregiver in how to care for the patient after discharge. The measure is already …

Know Safety, No Accidents: Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Arkansas By: Julie E. Lee No matter how many years of driving experience you may have, adverse weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. Snow, ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the dangerous conditions you could encounter during the winter months Knowing how to drive safely in harsh weather conditions can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Follow these 5 tips for driving in winter weather to help you stay safe on …