January 15 AARP Live to focus on family caregivers

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

Events             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

Events 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, …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards

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

Events                         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

Events  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 …

Discount for Hot Springs Film Fest

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Achieving “Real Possibilities” at any age—AARP’s vision for its members—isn’t just about retirement finances and health issues. It’s also about having a satisfying social life and exposure to the arts. That’s why AARP Arkansas is cosponsoring the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The 23rd annual film fest will be held Oct. 10-19 at the historic Arlington Hotel, giving Arkansans a chance to see quality films. Since its inception, more than 400,000 people have participated in the Hot Springs Documentary Film …

AARP AR invites voters to attend Oct. 2 candidates forum in Helena-West Helena

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Events         MEDIA ADVISORY    Sept. 25, 2014             CONTACT: Michael Rowett 501-217-1625 mrowett@aarp.org                                                   AARP Arkansas invites voters to attend Oct. 2 candidates forum in Helena-West Helena Forum held at UAMS-East will feature invited candidates from several races  HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark.—AARP Arkansas will host a candidates forum on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, offering voters an opportunity to find out where candidates stand on issues that impact voters’ lives.  The forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the …