Volunteers needed to help staff AARP booth at Aug. 25 anti-fraud forum

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Events The next Arkansans Fighting Fraud event will be held Monday, August 25,2014, in Jonesboro, and volunteers are needed to help staff the AARP Arkansas booth. Arkansans Fighting Fraud events are sponsored by AARP Arkansas and six state agency partners. As part of the events, AARP Arkansas is raising awareness about the Fraud Watch Network, a go-to resource to help people get information they need to protect themselves and their families from con-artists and scammers. The Aug. 25 event will be held at St. Bernards Auditorium, 505 E. Washington Ave. in Jonesboro, and …

Workshops to Help Plan for Retirement

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Nearly half of Arkansas workers do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. AARP Arkansas is offering planning sessions to help such workers achieve financial security. The sessions are designed to help answer questions such as, “When should I start collecting Social Security benefits?” “How much money do I need for retirement, and how can I cut costs to meet that goal?” “What are the best savings vehicles for me?” The first event, scheduled on Aug. 12 in Pine …

Free Workshops for Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Arkansas wants family caregivers to know about resources that can help them deal with the demands and stress of that unpaid job. The Schmieding Center, a nonprofit organization, offers two workshops at no charge to families. One focuses on physical aspects (such as infection control, skin care, incontinence, nutrition, mobility and safety), while the other deals with dementia (communication techniques, understanding behaviors, activities, and maintaining respect, dignity and quality of life). About 478,000 family caregivers in Arkansas provided $4.5 …

FREE seminar available in 6 Arkansas cities on starting your own business

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Events Interested in starting your own business in Arkansas? The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTC) is sponsoring a seminar in April on this topic, with options to attend events in Russellville, Hot Springs, Searcy, Little Rock, Hope and Jonesboro.  AARP members and veterans  attend FREE!  According to ASBTC, the seminar prepares potential business owners for the intensive business planning process; identifies major steps crucial to starting a business; discusses key issues that affect the success of your business; and discusses start-up requirements and …

AARP helps educate Arkansans on health insurance options

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Events AARP Arkansas and several partners are co-hosting free public events across the state to help interested Arkansans know their health insurance options and get free help to sign up for affordable health insurance. Arkansans who haven’t signed up yet for coverage under the new health care law still have time to do so. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continues through March 31, 2014. The Know Your Health Insurance Options 2014 Community Meetings Series is co-sponsored by AARP Arkansas, …

2013 Andrus Award recipient profiled by newspaper

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Events Jack Harris of Searcy, AARP Arkansas 2013 Andrus State Award for Community Service recipient and longtime AARP volunteer, is profiled in the Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013,  Three Rivers Edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Congratulations, Jack!  Here’s a link to the story: http://bit.ly/1fWeGdf