AARP Arizona Among Community Sponsors of Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day”

Posted on 05/27/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community AARP Arizona is among community partners helping to sponsor “The Longest Day”, a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers.  Find out more here!

AARP Endorses Phoenix Ballot Proposition 104 Transportation Initiative

Posted on 05/27/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Livable Communities AARP Arizona has announced its support for Phoenix City Ballot Proposition 104 (MovPHX) which calls for funding improvements of city streets, making them safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and users of public transportation. “Crossing the street shouldn’t mean crossing your fingers,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. “Yet every two hours, a pedestrian in the United States is killed because a street or crosswalk is unsafe. Children, seniors, people of color and the low-income are disproportionately the victims …

July 23 AARP Phoenix History Series Presentation: Arizona’s Historic Route 66

Posted on 05/21/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events In our latest installment of the AARP Phoenix History Series, come and learn about Arizona’s Historic Route 66 on Thursday, July 23 at 9 a.m. at the AARP State Office in Peoria! Guest presenter, Libby Coyner of the Arizona Archives will explore how Route 66 was once one of the most famous highways in America. Established in 1926, Route 66 once served as a roadway for many who escaped the Dust Bowl of the 1930s to head west to California. …

AARP Phoenix History Series June 25 Event: The U.S.S. Arizona and the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Join us on June 25 for the latest installment of our AARP Phoenix History Series: “The U.S.S. Arizona and the Attack on Pearl Harbor”! Learn about the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the U.S.S. Arizona that killed 1,177 officers and crewmen. And learn about the memorial to the U.S.S. Arizona at the State Capitol in Phoenix, which includes one of the ship’s anchors and masts. Guest presenter will be Robert Flores from the Arizona …

Join AARP Phoenix, FitPHX and the City of Phoenix for “Meet Me Downtown Phoenix” 5K Walk/Run

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Volunteering Join AARP Phoenix, FitPHX and the City of Phoenix for a Meet Me Downtown Phoenix 5K walk, run or wheel around downtown Phoenix on Monday, June 1! AARP staff and volunteers will meet at The Corner (50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix) at 5:15 p.m. and provide free AARP wicking shirts to those who show with their AARP membership cards! The walking group will leave between 5:30 – 5:40 p.m. There will be AARP volunteers along the route to show you …

AARP Phoenix Hosts Afternoon at the Heard Museum, June 18

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Join AARP Phoenix for an afternoon at the Heard Museum! Explore the Heard’s rich history as one of the Phoenix area’s first cultural attractions, and see how the museum has grown to be one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian arts and cultures. The event will take place from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. Come and meet AARP staff, volunteers, and …