Watch AARP Live Thursday, Nov. 20 & talk tech!

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Home & Family             We’re living in a digital world. According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, 78% of baby boomers are online,  52% of seniors are online and it’s growing every day.  These age groups spend more time each week on the Internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines or newspapers.   Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows once older Americans get online they find that digital …

Hearting Family Caregivers Across Arkansas

Posted on 11/5/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Home & Family           Hearting Family Caregivers Across Arkansas An excerpt from Shelly’s story: “It was a quick decision because I knew Mother needed me, but a hardship financially. … The next two-and-a-half years were a mix of wonderful shared experiences with her and a plethora of cooking, housekeeping, laundry, financial duties, bathing, managing medicines, monitoring blood pressure and countless trips to rehab, doctors, pharmacy, radiation, church, meetings and visits with friends and family.” Shelly is one of more …

Join AARP & partners at Oct. 20/21 Arkansans Fighting Fraud events in Ft Smith/Bentonville

Posted on 10/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Home & Family  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 …

AARP poll of Arkansas likely voters shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Home & Family         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2014 CONTACT: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org AARP poll of Arkansas Likely Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters worry secure retirement slipping away, support candidates who address economic security  LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe …

Scorecard gives Arkansas low marks overall for serving older, disabled residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Home & Family   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2014 CONTACT: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Scorecard gives Arkansas low marks overall for serving older, disabled residents State could potentially save at least $77 million a year by focusing resources more on services that enable Arkansans to stay in their homes & communities and less on expensive nursing home care LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas  ranks 40th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns that much more must …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …