Older Arkansans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows

Older Arkansans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2014 Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Older Arkansas voters strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination, poll shows New AARP survey shows 81% support bill to remedy 2009 court decision LITTLE ROCK—Older Arkansans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll last month of registered Arkansas voters 50 and older found that 81 percent favor passage of the bipartisan …

Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race make unauthorized mention of AARP

Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race make unauthorized mention of AARP

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2014  Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Two political ads in Arkansas U.S. Senate race  make unauthorized mention of AARP LITTLE ROCK—A second political ad in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race makes unauthorized mention of AARP, the association’s Arkansas state office said today.  The ad, titled “Cuts,” contains the tagline “Paid for by Mark Pryor for U.S. Senate.” This ad mentions AARP in the voiceover and includes a visual depiction of AARP’s logo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pDvk-b8nY&feature=youtu.be  AARP’s …

New AARP report profiles most likely victims of online fraud

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

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 …

Maumelle resident among first graduates of AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute

Maumelle resident among first graduates of AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press Maumelle resident among first graduates of AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute Jim Penrod one of 22 honored in Washington, D.C. ceremony  MAUMELLE—Jim Penrod of Maumelle is one of 22 exceptional volunteers across the country who graduated from the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute.  Penrod, a retired university administrator and current member of AARP Arkansas’ Executive Council, graduated during the ceremony held Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Washington, D.C.  The Volunteer Leadership Institute is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched …

AARP Introduces Free Health Care Costs Calculator for Retirement Planning

Posted on 11/25/2013 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 25, 2013 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia  AARP Introduces Free Health Care Costs Calculator for Retirement Planning Only One Third of Americans Close to Retirement Age Have Taken Steps to Save for Major Expense  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, AARP launched a free online Health Care Costs Calculator, a major addition to their Ready for Retirement suite of planning tools.  In a survey accompanying the release of the calculator, AARP found that just one …

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2013 awards

AARP Arkansas honors volunteer leaders with 2013 awards

Posted on 11/5/2013 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press     LITTLE ROCK—Jack Harris of Searcy is the 2013 recipient of the Andrus State Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.    Harris received the award during AARP Arkansas’ 2013 Andrus Award and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, held today at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Also presented today was AARP Arkansas’ Distinguished Service Award, which was received by Dr. Diana Glaze of North Little Rock.  The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer …