“Strong Women of the Arizona Territory in the 1800s” AARP Phoenix April 30 History Series Event

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Come and learn about the early pioneer women who lived in the Arizona territory during the 1800s at this latest installment of the AARP Phoenix History Series! Local Phoenix Historian Frank Barrios will present several stories of well-known women of that time, including Trinidad Escalante Swilling, an early resident of Phoenix; Mary Green, the first African American woman to live in the Valley; and Dr. Rosa Boido, the first woman in the territory to receive a medical license in Arizona. …

AARP Movies for Grown-Ups at Phoenix Film Festival

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events AARP Movies for Grownups will be a part of this year’s Phoenix Film Festival (March 28 and 29)! AARP Movies for Grownups recognizes films and performances that resonate with the 50+ movie-going audience. Movies for Grownups appears in each issue of AARP The Magazine, online at AARP.org with weekly reviews and special features, and offer in- person opportunities to see films through regional film festivals and individual movie screenings. For more information, CLICK HERE or email MoviesforGrownups@aarp.org.

Arizona Humane Society and AARP Phoenix Bring Pet Care Festival to West Valley

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) and AARP Phoenix are teaming up to bring a two-day, family-friendly Paws for Your Pets community pet care festival,  to the West Valley on April 23-24, 2015. Each day will include first-come, first-serve afternoon vaccine and microchip appointments (while supplies last); AHS’ Waggin’ Wheels mobile pet adoptions; AHS’ signature retail and pet supplies as well as guest presenters. “Dog Training 101″ will be among the free presentations offered, covering such things as how to introduce …

The Great American Pastime Continues in Phoenix

Posted on 03/17/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, a group of professionals, some amateurs and spectators will continue their tradition of what has become a national pastime in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Of course, many vying for roster spots on professional baseball teams having been playing since Spring Training commenced in our great state, but at the Phoenix Convention Center, AARP Arizona plays host to another national pastime that some may find more important in their lifetimes: the White House Conferences on Aging, …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Runs Through April 15

Posted on 03/13/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Money & Work | Uncategorized The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is now providing free assistance with tax preparation for those with low to moderate income through April 15. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, with special attention given to the older population. People do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Last year in Arizona, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assisted thousands of people statewide with their tax preparation,” said Dana Marie …

Report Finds Arizona Among Top Ten States for I.D. Theft Complaints in 2014

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Finances 50+ | Local Resources | Money & Work On the heels of a new report showing Arizona ranks ninth in the number of reported identity theft complaints, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is offering tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from the top ten scams reported by Arizonans in 2014. For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft was the top complaint in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, accounting for 13 percent of the total 2.5 million filed complaints. Identity theft complaints in Arizona …