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 …

Join AARP & partners at Aug. 25 Arkansans Fighting Fraud event in Jonesboro

Posted on 08/15/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press AARP Arkansas and five partner organizations co-sponsor Arkansans Fighting Fraud events, which offer Arkansans the information they need to  protect themselves and their families from con artists, identity theft and other scams. Financial security has always been a priority issue for AARP in Arkansas and across the nation. Building on the launch of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network in late 2013, AARP Arkansas joined  five long-time partner organizations  to revamp the format of consumer forums held in various locations across the state in …

Arkansas Voters Age 50+ and the 2014 U.S. Senate Election

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press On behalf of AARP, Hart Research Associates and North Star Opinion Research conducted telephone polling among 1,200 voters age 50 and over in Arkansas, between June 24 and July 1, 2014. Arkansas Voters Age 50+ and the 2014 Senate Election (Full Report, PDF) A press release summarizing the poll findings is available here.

AARP poll of Arkansas likely voters shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2014 CONTACT: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org AARP poll of Arkansas Likely Voters Shows “Anxiety Index” Voters worry secure retirement slipping away, support candidates who address economic security  LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe …

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 …