AARP Brain Health Seminar: Keeping Your Brain Healthy as You Age

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community Join us in Prescott on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 for an AARP Brain Health Seminar: ‘Keeping Your Brain Healthy as You Age’. Come and learn how brain health is rooted in eating smart, working your mind, socializing and stressing less. Guest presenter will be Tonya L. Watson, Ph. D., adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University. Registration is requested for this free event, as seating is limited. To register, click here or call toll free (877) 926-8300!

AARP AZ Hosts Sierra Vista Sept. 16 Caregiving Forum

Posted on 08/1/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community AARP is committed to supporting family caregivers and their loved ones.  Every day, over 800,000 Arizonans perform this great labor of love– caring for an aging parent or loved one. These family caregivers provide an invaluable resource, helping seniors stay at home where they want to be. Please join us for a free Caregiving Forum on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sierra Vista where you will learn about important resources available to caregivers. Seating …

Move Phoenix Prop 104 Initiative Will Improve Aging Phoenix Streets

Posted on 07/24/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Advocacy | Community Crossing the street shouldn’t mean crossing your fingers.  Yet every two hours a pedestrian in the U.S. is killed because a street or crossroad is unsafe.  Children, seniors, people of color and the low-income are disproportionately the victims of these fatalities.  That is why AARP Arizona supports the “Move Phx” Ballot Proposition 104. Prop 104 will provide funds to make Phoenix streets safer for all Arizonans– pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and public transportation users of all ages and abilities. Proposition 104 …

AARP Phoenix Partners in Inter-Generational Fitness Day Event

Posted on 07/24/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing AARP Phoenix was a participating partner in an Inter-Generational Fitness Day July 20 at Pecos Community Center in Phoenix where over 100 kids and older adults jointly participated in fun and interactive sessions. The fitness day was also hosted by the City of Phoenix Human Services Department and Phoenix Parks and Recreation FitPHX. “It was a terrific event,” said Paula Wright, AARP Phoenix Community Outreach Director.  “Whenever you have kids and older adults participating together, there’s an exciting energy in …

Arizona Caregivers and their Portrait of Care

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Caregiving AARP believes family caregiver stories aren’t celebrated nearly enough and that it’s time the world got a better picture of just what it means to be a caregiver. It’s because of the tireless efforts of family caregivers that older parents, spouses and loved ones remain living in their own homes.  In other words, caregivers provide a labor of love.  The time they spend caregiving can sometimes amount to more than a full-time job. We’re looking for family caregiver stories of …

Arizona Family Caregivers Provide $9.4 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Press WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Arizona provided 749 million hours of care—worth an estimated $9.4 billion to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett …