Save the Dates! April Life Reimagined Workshops Planned

Posted on 02/12/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona is teaming up with the City of Phoenix library system to offer free Life Reimagined workshops beginning in April to help people 50-plus navigate life transitions in areas such as work, relationships and well-being. Through fun activities and interesting conversations, participants reflect on where they are, decide where they want to go and make a plan to get there. Those who have experienced a major life changing event like the loss of a loved one, a lay-off or …

AARP Among Community Groups Hosting Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol Feb. 25

Posted on 02/11/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Join the Arizona Caregivers Coalition, AARP AZ and other community groups for “Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol”, Thursday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family caregivers, friends of caregivers, caregiver supporters and members of the community are invited! Share your experience as a caregiver at the event, learn how to advocate for family caregivers and their loved ones and show your support for HB 2461, a bill to extend the Lifespan Respite Care Program. The event will …

Drumming for Health Feb. 23 Drum Circle!

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, Feb. 23! Drum circles have been around since ancient times, with strong roots in African and Native American cultures. Now the therapeutic benefits of beating drums and creating rhythms are reaching broader audiences.  Drumming helps connect the world of music, rhythm with wellness-and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the immune system while promoting a sense of …

Car Fit Check-Up Event Feb. 19 in Glendale

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

HealthSouth Valley of the Sun will be hosting a CarFit checkup event in Glendale on Friday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The CarFit checkup events are free,  interactive and educational in that it teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” to increase safety and mobility when driving. The Glendale CarFit event will be held at 13460 N. 67th Avenue in Glendale. Please schedule ahead to reserve your free CarFit appointment during the Feb. 19 event by …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Opens Feb. 1

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide begins offering free tax counseling and tax preparation assistance Feb. 1 for people of middle and low incomes, with special attention given to those over 60. The program will operate through April 15, the deadline for filing 2016 tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and offer help with personal income tax returns at various locations throughout Arizona, including senior centers, libraries and churches. For more information and to …

Beatitudes Campus Announces AARP Educational Fund

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Arizona’s work with the Beatitudes Campus in hosting a “Caregivers in Motion” respite event in Phoenix last fall has resulted in the campus establishing an AARP Educational Fund. “We’re excited that the Beatitudes Campus is continuing our joint efforts to support family caregivers beyond our recent respite day event with the establishment of this fund,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. “This fund creates further opportunities for Beatitudes Campus staff to attend trainings and seminars that will …