There’s No Reward In Taking The Risk: Be Prepared

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events | Home & Family Despite news coverage of extreme weather, most Americans aren’t prepared for disasters. We have all seen the stories of families whose lives have been torn apart because of a weather-related disaster. But rather than use these reminders to brush up on their family emergency plans or prepare for disasters that might impact their communities, not enough Americans are taking action. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) found that nearly 60 percent of Americans …

Lose the Treadmill—Get a Pet!

Posted on 04/21/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Volunteering The sound of paws going pitter patter on the floor as you unlock the door is pretty cute, but did you know it also might be good for your health? No joke—new studies show that owning a pet can improve an owner’s happiness and well-being by encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. According to Dr. Rebecca Johnson, the lead nurse practitioner for the Research Center for Human/Animal Interaction at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, owning …

Arizona Humane Society and AARP Phoenix Bring Pet Care Festival to West Valley

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) and AARP Phoenix are teaming up to bring a two-day, family-friendly Paws for Your Pets community pet care festival,  to the West Valley on April 23-24, 2015. Each day will include first-come, first-serve afternoon vaccine and microchip appointments (while supplies last); AHS’ Waggin’ Wheels mobile pet adoptions; AHS’ signature retail and pet supplies as well as guest presenters. “Dog Training 101″ will be among the free presentations offered, covering such things as how to introduce …

Underdogs with Good Intentions

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events If you’re in the market for a new household pet, chances are that choosing an abused or abandoned animal isn’t your first option. Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to go online and search for available Retrievers, Bulldogs, Pomeranians and Terriers, but did you know your local animal shelter may be the best place to find a new dog or puppy? Animal advocacy organizations like the Arizona Humane Society have been supporting nationwide pet rescue programs that give abused, neglected, and abandoned …

AARP Phoenix Hosts Afternoon Wine-Tasting

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events AARP Phoenix is hosting a Saturday afternoon wine-tasting event at the Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale! The award-winning Su Vino Winery is a family-owned winery located in the Arts District of downtown Scottsdale. Come and enjoy a sampling of wines during this event. The wine-tasting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Su Vino Winery is located at 7035 E. Main Street in Scottsdale.  (The cost is $10 per person and tickets are …

AARP Phoenix Hosts May 9 Evening Wine-Tasting

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Join AARP Phoenix for an evening of wine tasting on Saturday, May 9 at the Su Vino Winery, a family owned winery located in the Arts District of Downtown Scottsdale! Su Vino is an award-winning winery and one of the first to offer customers the opportunity to have wine made specifically for them and their palate. The AARP Phoenix hosted wine-tasting event will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. Su Vino Winery is located at 7035 E. …