Getting Ready for Life’s Transitions

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Home & Family By Miriam Davidson When Karen Richards of Chandler took AARP Arizona’s Life Reimagined Checkup last fall, she could scarcely have imagined how valuable the skills she learned would soon turn out to be. Within a month, Richards’ husband died in his sleep after routine cataract surgery. Then, a few weeks after that, her job as the manager of a health education center was eliminated. Richards, 69, found herself facing two tremendous challenges at once. But with the tools and training …

Cómo lidiar con las grandes transiciones

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Español Por Miriam Davidson Cuando Karen Richards, de Chandler, asistió al taller Life Reimagined Checkup de AARP Arizona el otoño pasado, difícilmente pudo haber imaginado lo valiosas que pronto le resultarían las destrezas que aprendió allí. Al mes, el marido de Richards murió mientras dormía tras una cirugía de cataratas rutinaria. Luego, unas semanas más tarde, se eliminó su puesto como gerente de un centro de educación de la salud. Richards, de 69 años, se encontró frente a dos tremendos desafíos …

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 …