‘Take Your Brush to Canvas’ July 28 Painting Event

Posted on 06/28/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Ever wanted to be an artist?  Well now’s your chance! AARP Phoenix is hosting a ‘Take Your Brush to Canvas’ painting event at Pinot’s Palette on Tuesday, July 28 at from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.! Get ready to be inspired by a local artist who will guide you step-by-step through a featured painting session during this special two-hour AARP Phoenix event. Best part… you’ll get to leave with your own masterpiece! This event is free but registration is required …

Multicultural communities – AARP helping people live the lives they want to live

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP North Caroliina | Comments

About AARP | Community | Volunteering What is AARP doing in other states when it comes to improving multicultural communities? How are AARP state offices working to help meet the needs of family caregivers and those taking care of their loved ones? How is it helping people picture their own retirement by helping them save more, and protecting them from fraud, scams and elder abuse? This week on “Real Life,” you’ll hear from AARP Georgia Associate State Directors Melisa Sinden and Charmina Young, as well as …

Tucson Tech-Mentoring Session Helps 50+ Become Tech-Savvy

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Technology Understanding the ins and outs of your mobile device or notepad can be daunting. In fact, many people 50 plus find operating their high-tech gadgets a bit overwhelming. In Tucson, a group of tech-savvy volunteers from the AARP Tucson Community Group have stepped up to help people who are having difficulty operating their tablet or mobile phone. Every Tuesday at the AARP Tucson Information Center, the volunteers host a free Tech-Mentoring Session where they provide one-on-one tutoring to people who …

The Affordable Care Act: How It Benefits You on July 7

Posted on 06/16/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources Do you know what the healthcare law means for those with health insurance and those without, for people on Medicare, and for small business owners? This is the focus of the Affordable Care Act: How It Benefits You. Join AARP for the The Affordable Care Act: How It Benefits You presentation on Tuesday, July 21, 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 …

AARP Endorses Phoenix Ballot Proposition 104 Transportation Initiative

Posted on 06/15/2015 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 …

Prescott Volunteer Tells Story of AARP’s Beginnings

Posted on 06/11/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Fraud Life is what you make of it, and so is making a difference in retirement. That’s the mission of AARP Arizona volunteer Golda Fournier of Prescott. A relatively new volunteer with AARP, Golda helps out giving presentations on protecting against falling victim to fraud and scams through the AARP Fraud Watch Network. She recently attended an AARP volunteer training where she learned the story of how the organization was founded by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. It was in the mid-1940s …