AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2014 awards

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

Press                         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 the Garden Home Retreat at Moss Mountain Farm in Roland. Also presented …

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

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

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 …

AARP AR invites voters to attend Oct. 2 candidates forum in Helena-West Helena

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

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

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

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 poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care

Posted on 08/19/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press         AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care Survey shows 91% support funding shift from nursing homes to at-home care provided by caregivers & helping people live independently a powerful potential issue for candidates, especially among caregivers LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a poll showing that 50+ likely voters overwhelmingly support shifting additional federal long-term care funding from nursing homes to home-based care, and where candidates stand …