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 …

AARP Arkansas releases nonpartisan Voter Guides

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas | Press         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Sept. 24, 2014                                                           AARP Arkansas releases nonpartisan Voter Guides Voters can view candidates’ own words on issues such as Social Security, Medicare, the Private Option for affordable health care, financial security, tax reform and seniors living independently LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released nonpartisan Voter Guides featuring positions from candidates in key federal and state races—in their own words—on critical issues including Social Security, Medicare, Arkansas’ Private Option for affordable health insurance and enabling …

AARP sponsoring ‘Election 2014: AETN Debates’ to air Oct. 13-17

Posted on 09/12/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Arkansas | Press AARP Arkansas is proudly sponsoring the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) 2014 candidate debates, which will be telecast the week of Oct. 13-17. Also scheduled for broadcast is programming  that will review the initiatives expected to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. “It is not only a privilege but a responsibility to vote,” AARP Arkansas State Director Maria Reynolds-Diaz said in a Sept. 12 AETN news release announcing the debates. “Debates provide an important platform for receiving information on how …

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

Arkansas | Events | Volunteering 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 …

The Election is Coming: Got ID?

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Arkansas Nov. 4 marks the first general election since the state’s voter ID law took effect in January. Under the new law, voters without proper identification can cast a provisional ballot, but their votes will be counted only if they bring the required photo ID to a county clerk or county election commission by noon on Monday after the election. Arkansans who lack the required photo ID can get one for free at their county clerk’s office but must show certain …