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 …

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

Events 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 …

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

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

Events 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 …

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 …