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 …

“We Need to Talk” a Webinar on How to Have a Conversation about Driving Retirement

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

Caregiving | Driver Safety | Events | Home & Family How do you begin a conversation about when to retire from driving? AARP Arizona recently hosted the webinar: “We Need to Talk”, a online discussion on recognizing warning signs in someone’s driving ability and options for beginning a conversation about driving retirement. Guest presenter is Tom Burch, a volunteer and former state coordinator for the AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) in Arizona. Tom has been a volunteer with DSP for over 14 years and has presented more than 300 AARP …

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 …

AARP Endorses Phoenix Ballot Proposition 104 Transportation Initiative

Posted on 07/15/2015 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 …