Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale Named AARP Ambassador with AARP Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Fraud AARP has announced that Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most famous con artists, Abagnale’s story was told in his best-selling book, Catch Me if You Can, and in the 2002 movie of …

AARP Arizona Applauds Passage of MovePHX Proposition 104

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Livable Communities AARP Arizona applauds the passage by Phoenix voters of the MovePHX Public Transportation Proposition 104 in yesterday’s (Aug. 25) citywide election. By what appears to be a significant victory, Phoenix voters approved $31 billion in funding over a 35 year period to increase and improve access to public transportation, safe streets and neighborhood walkability. “AARP Arizona was an early supporter amongst a coalition of partners that supported Prop. 104 because transportation is a key issue that impacts Arizonans including low-income …

Move Phoenix Prop 104 Initiative Will Improve Aging Phoenix Streets

Posted on 08/19/2015 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 …

Oct. 21 AARP Phoenix History Series Presentation: The U.S.S. Arizona Monument

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Ever wonder how the monument to the U.S.S. Arizona came to be established at our State Capitol in Phoenix? Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. for this latest AARP Phoenix History Series presentation with guest, Robert Flores of the Arizona State Capitol Museum. The U.S.S. Arizona was sunk during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor in which nearly 1200 crewmen and officers lost their lives. Come and learn how the WWII battleship’s anchor, mast, gun …

Prescott-Area Students Receive Much-Needed School Supplies

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community AARP Prescott and Prescott Valley volunteers helped stuff backpacks full of school supplies for needy kids recently as part of the Fair Start School Back Pack project, a three-day community service effort in Prescott, Arizona. Volunteers worked for nearly six hours packing the bags with every sort of school tool needed from paper, pens and pencils, to markers, paints and scissors.  The backpacks were then distributed the following day by many of the AARP volunteers to 400 kindergarten, first and …

AARP Launches Online Learning Technology Academy

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Technology AARP TEK began with hands-on workshops in select cities across the country to help the 50-plus audience embrace mobile technology to live their best lives. To increase our impact we recently launched AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online learning site at www.aarptek.org . AARP TEK Academy is for anyone who wants to get the most out of their mobile devices, stay safe online and pursue online learning on an array of interests such as professional development, healthy living, online …