Uninsured Have Another Chance at Coverage

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing Arkansas had the second-highest rate of uninsured adults in the nation last year, but has since led all other states in dropping that rate—from 22.5 percent in 2013 to 12.4 percent in 2014, according to a Gallup survey. Even so, more than 200,000 Arkansas adults remain uninsured. To help still more people seek coverage, AARP is spreading the word that open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins Nov. 15. Uninsured Arkansans with income up to $46,680 for an individual …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards

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

Arkansas | Events | Press | Volunteering                         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

Arkansas | Events | Home & Family | Money & Work  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 …

Political ad in 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP

Posted on 10/9/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Press       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 9, 2014  Contact: Maria Reynolds-Diaz, 501-217-1621, mdiaz@aarp.org Political ad in 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP LITTLE ROCK—A political ad in Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District race makes unauthorized mention of AARP, the association’s Arkansas state office said today. The ad contains the tagline “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.” This ad mentions AARP in the voiceover and includes a visual depiction of AARP’s …

Discount for Hot Springs Film Fest

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

Arkansas | 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

Arkansas | Events | Press         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 …