Nurses Get Boost to Meet State’s Needs

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing With a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), an Arkansas coalition is preparing nurses to address critical health care challenges. Co-led by AARP, the Arkansas Action Coalition encourages nurses to further their education and take on leadership roles. Arkansas is facing a projected 24 percent shortage of nurses needed in the state next year, which could worsen to a 34 percent shortage by 2020, a RWJF report shows. Thirty states received grants to bolster ongoing efforts to advance …

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

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

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

Arkansas | Events | Money & Work 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 …

Arkansans saved $26.2 million on Medicare Rx costs in 2013 thanks to health care law

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing  Arkansans on Medicare saved $26.2 million on prescription drugs in 2013 thanks to health care law Cumulative savings since 2010 total $78.3 million The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Arkansans on Medicare saved $26,182,735 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the health care law. These savings work out to an average discount per beneficiary of $737. in 2013, 35,525 Arkansans received Medicare “donut hole” discounts. Even more impressive: in the …

Hub 2 (Central Arkansas) volunteers to meet April 24

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Volunteering AARP Arkansas Hub 2 will meet Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AARP State Office in Little Rock. All volunteers in Pulaski, Saline, Garland, and Jefferson counties are invited to attend. RSVP is required; please call 501-217-1628. The AARP Arkansas State Office is located at 1701 Centerview Drive, Suite 205, Redding Building, Westlake Office Complex in Little Rock. Click on the link for a map and type in a starting address for directions.

Bill preserving Arkansas Private Option signed into law by Governor

Posted on 03/10/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Health & Wellbeing The State of Arkansas in 2013 passed a historic, bipartisan law to create the Private Option—so nearly 250,000 hard-working Arkansans could get affordable health insurance coverage. Perhaps the key issue before the Arkansas General Assembly during this year’s Fiscal Session was the vote necessary to preserve the Private Option. After considerable debate, the state House of Representatives voted 76-24 on March 4 to preserve the Private Option, following the state Senate’s 27-8 vote on Feb. 20. The House vote completed legislative action on the …

New AARP report profiles most likely victims of online fraud

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Money & Work | Press New AARP report profiles most likely victims of online fraud  Arkansans may be at higher risk based on behavior and life experience; AARP Fraud Watch Network designed to help educate & empower consumers  LITTLE ROCK—An AARP study released today identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud.   The study follows initiation of the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help educate Americans about various forms of fraud including …