Great turnout for free AARP AR screening of ‘Still Alice’

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family A near-capacity audience packed a movie theater at Riverdale 10 Cinemas in Little Rock the evening of June 18 to watch a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of the film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. The screening was held in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, which works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans, including 478,000 Arkansans, who perform a great labor of love every day — caring for older parents, spouses …

AR Attorney General’s Office schedules Mobile Office visits

Posted on 06/15/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Finances 50+ | Fraud | Money & Work The Office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced its next series of Mobile Office visits throughout the state. Services available at Mobile Office visits include helping consumers file complaints to fight back against scam artists–a goal AARP shares through the Fraud Watch Network. More information about the Attorney General’s Mobile Office is available here or by calling (501) 682-2007/(800) 482-8982. Jasper Tuesday, June 16 9 – 11 a.m. Jasper City Hall 101 E. Elm St. Clarksville Tuesday, June …

Media coverage of AARP petition drive against online dating scams

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud | Technology Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users.   Click on the images below to watch news coverage of AARP’s efforts on THV11 and KATV/Channel 7 including tips on how to avoid online dating scams.    THV 11:                   KATV:  

AARP Arkansas joins petition drive for online dating sites to crack down on fraud

Posted on 06/4/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Press | Uncategorized       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015     CONTACT: Michael Rowett/501-217-1625                                                   AARP Arkansas joins petition drive for online dating sites to crack down on fraud $81 million lost nationally to scammers in just one year   LITTLE ROCK—Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Arkansas is inviting its …

Frank Gardner: Driven to help for over 20 years

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Driver Safety | Volunteering The year was 1992. Unforgiven won the Oscar for Best Picture, the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Championship and 60 Minutes was the top-rated TV program.  It was also the year that Frank Gardner took his first of two Driver Safety classroom courses. Little did Frank know that he would ultimately be “behind-the-wheel” of AARP Driver Safety in Arkansas as one of its most active instructors. Over the last two decades, Gardner, who averages about 15 classes a year, has taught more …

Join AARP June 18 for a FREE screening of ‘Still Alice’

Posted on 05/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Caregiving | Events In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, you are invited to attend a free screening of the film  Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. I Heart Caregivers works to recognize and support the 42 million Americans, including 478,000 Arkansans, who perform a great labor of love every day — caring for older parents, spouses and others to help them live independently at home, where they want to be. Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in her Academy …