AARP Survey Finds Over Half of Arizonans 45+ Caregiving Loved Ones

Posted on 11/23/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

A new survey by AARP in Arizona finds 54% of residents 45+ are currently, or have recently provided care to an older adult.  The survey, released as part of November National Caregivers Month recognizes the important role that caregivers play in helping relatives or close friends with chronic, disabling, or serious health problems to remain living at home for as long as possible. “The typical caregiver in Arizona is a 61 year old woman who is married, has a college …

AARP Phoenix Hosts Dec. 14 Cooking Class

Posted on 11/20/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Phoenix is hosting a cooking class at Sweet Basil on Monday, December 14 featuring a professionally trained chef to guide participants through the preparation of a healthy and delicious meal! Afterwards, guests will enjoy their meal with other attendees and receive the recipe to take home! The cooking class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per AARP member. Seating is limited. The December 14 class will feature a Mediterranean Magic menu. Click here to reserve your …

AARP Recognizes Tucsonian with Portrait of Care

Posted on 11/19/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – more than 800,000 of which live in Arizona – who help older parents, spouses, and loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $9.4 billion in Arizona alone. Frank Ballesteros from Tucson is one of these unsung heroes. …

Join AARP Phoenix, FitPHX and the City of Phoenix for “Meet Me Downtown Phoenix” 5K Walk/Run on Dec. 7

Posted on 11/15/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Join AARP Phoenix, FitPHX and the City of Phoenix for a Meet Me Downtown Phoenix 5K walk, run or wheel around downtown Phoenix on Monday, December 7th! AARP staff and volunteers will meet at The Corner (50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix) at 5:15 p.m. and provide free AARP wicking shirts to those who show with their AARP membership cards! The walking group will leave between 5:30 – 5:40 p.m. There will be AARP volunteers along the route to show you …

Tucson Dec. 5 CarFit Event Helps Improve Comfort and Safety “Fit” for Senior Drivers

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day and all senior drivers find a better “fit” with their cars for comfort and safety, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help older drivers and their families. CarFit is national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and is designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together. The AARP Tucson Information Center will …

The Fraud Watch Network on Dec. 1

Posted on 11/9/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

This presentation teaches about common scams, fraud, and tactics used by Con Artists, and offers a prevention strategy on how to protect oneself against them. The Fraud Watch Network presentation will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 3:30pm-5:00pm at the Benevilla Family Resource Center located at 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, AZ 85378. For more information, please contact Jennifer Lawless at 623-584-4999