Youngtown AARP Chapter One Shred-a-Thon April 4

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events AARP Chapter #1 will be hosting its annual Shred-a-Thon and Technology Recycling Event on Saturday, April 4 from 8:00 am until noon at the Youngtown Town Hall, 12030 N. Clubhouse Square (Alabama Avenue just west of 111th Avenue). There are no residency restrictions!  All documents will be shredded on-site!  Donations of $1.00 per business-sized box or bag will benefit the Valley View Community Food Bank in Sun City. For more information please call (623) 853-5140.

How the Buffalo Soldiers Helped Win the Arizona Territory

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events In our latest installment of the AARP Phoenix History Series, come and learn about Arizona’s Buffalo Soldiers and how they helped win the territory which later became known as the State of Arizona. It’s a fascinating story that has many interesting details. Colonel Charles Long with America’s Buffalo Soldier’s Re-Enactors Association will be our guest speaker. America’s Buffalo Soldiers protected settlers as they moved west; and supported the westward expansion by building the infrastructure needed for new settlements to flourish. …

“Take Brush to Canvas” March 24 Painting Event

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Events Ever wanted to learn how to paint?  Well now’s your chance!  AARP Phoenix is hosting a “Take Brush to Canvas” painting event at Pinot’s Palette in Paradise Valley on Tuesday, March 24! Come and learn how to paint with oils on canvas.  This event is led by a Pinot’s Palette artist who will walk participants through a step-by-step painting on a canvas setting. Seating is limited for this two-hour event and registration is required. To register, click here.

“Take Brush to Canvas” March 24 Painting Event!

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Community | Events Ever wanted to learn how to paint?  Well now’s your chance!  AARP Phoenix is hosting a “Take Brush to Canvas” painting event at Pinot’s Palette in Paradise Valley on Tuesday, March 24! Come and learn how to paint with oils on canvas.  This event is led by a Pinot’s Palette artist who will walk participants through a step-by-step painting on a canvas setting. Seating is limited for this two-hour event and registration is required. To register, click here.

Finding Friendship With Furry Pals

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

Community By Jonathan Higuera For many people, a pet may be the companion that helps them stay active and alert as they age. AARP Arizona recognizes this and is working with the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) to help Phoenix residents take care of their pets through affordable vaccinations, spay and neutering services, and microchipping. “There are physical, mental and emotional advantages to owning a pet,” said AHS spokeswoman Bretta Nelson. “It becomes even more beneficial later in life.” The collaboration kicks …

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 …