AARP Arizona Seeks State President

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

AARP Home | Volunteering Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others? AARP Arizona is currently conducting a statewide search for a State President.  This is a high-level volunteer position that offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for making a positive difference in the lives of Arizonans 50+. The AARP Arizona State President: • Serves as Chair of the AARP Arizona Executive Council, an all-volunteer committee that advises and helps set strategic direction for the AARP state …

Life Can Change With the Stroke of a Brush, Life Reimagined

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family When AARP Arizona’s James Hughes was recently asked to fill-in and host an AARP “Take Your Brush to Canvas” painting event in Phoenix, he didn’t think it would be a life-changing experience. “I never expected to get anything personal out of it, other than helping out our short-handed staff,” said James. “After all, I couldn’t even draw a straight line, so my expectations for actually painting a picture during the event were pretty low.” Little did James know that he …

Scottsdale Resident Among Graduates of 2015 AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Volunteering Scottsdale resident, Jerry Watterworth was among 32 AARP volunteers from across the country recently honored at a graduation ceremony for the organization’s Volunteer Leadership Institute (VLI). The AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity that was launched by the organization in 2012 to help mobilize skilled and motivated individuals to a higher level of volunteer leadership. The Institute’s training is designed to appeal to a “new breed” of volunteer– tech savvy leaders who may still be …

“Colonel Greene and the Santa Cruz River Project” March 11 AARP Phoenix History Event

Posted on 02/19/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Colonel William Cornell Greene is a little-known figure who played a big role in early Arizona history. In this latest installment of the AARP Phoenix History Series, come and learn how Colonel Greene changed the course of the Santa Cruz River in Casa Grande, Arizona, in order to build the Santa Cruz River Project Canal. It’s a story that has some fascinating details! This free presentation, “Colonel Greene and the Santa Cruz River Project”, will be held Wednesday, March 11 …

AARP Tucson Information Center Offers a Variety of Programs

Posted on 02/17/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

About AARP The AARP Arizona Tucson Information Center, established in December 2004, offers a host of AARP programs for members and non-members alike. AARP Driver Safety hosts its Smart Driver course monthly at the Center. Smart Driver is a voluntary defensive driving course designed for the 50+ driver. Trained volunteer instructors review the rules of the road, and teach participants how to adjust their driving to make up for age-related changes. “In addition, the Center is home to the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide …

“Take Brush to Canvas” Feb. 25 Painting Event

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Events AARP in Phoenix is hosting a “Take Brush to Canvas” painting party at Pinot’s Palette on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Unleash your inner artist with this unique two-hour event where a Pinot’s Palette artist will walk you step-by-step through an oil on canvas painting! All painting supplies will be provided with registration, and refreshments will be served. The best part? You’ll be able to leave with your own masterpiece! When: Wednesday, February 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Where: Pinot’s Palette 10625 N. Tatum Boulevard, …