Scorecard gives Arkansas low marks overall for serving older, disabled residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2014 CONTACT: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org Scorecard gives Arkansas low marks overall for serving older, disabled residents State could potentially save at least $77 million a year by focusing resources more on services that enable Arkansans to stay in their homes & communities and less on expensive nursing home care LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas  ranks 40th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, and AARP warns that much more must …

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP visits 3 Arkansas cities for free health tests

Posted on 05/9/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2014 Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org  Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP visits Hot Springs, Malvern & Pine Bluff for free health tests Bundle of health tests valued at more than $100; free, 1-year AARP membership also included  LITTLE ROCK— The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP will stop in Hot Springs, Pine Bluff and Malvern next week  as part of a national mobile health screening tour …

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

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

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 …