Join AARP on Feb 23 for a FREE Screening of “Selma”

Posted on 01/22/2016 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

In honor of Black History Month, AARP Arkansas will host a FREE AARP Movies for Grownups screening of Selma. The movie chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Don’t miss out …

Help Tell Our Story

Posted on 01/20/2016 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

AARP Arkansas is always looking for people interested in sharing their skills, talents and interests with the community. If you are interested in issues like caregiving, housing or health we have education and outreach programs that you might want to volunteer for. If you are civic minded, you might want to become an advocate and work to influence policies that affect you and your family. And, if you are an outgoing person, you might want to become a volunteer spokesperson …

Willa Black Sanders Knows Volunteering Matters

Posted on 01/20/2016 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

“When you volunteer with AARP you know you are making a difference,” said AARP Arkansas Executive Council Member and three-year volunteer Willa Black Sanders, MPA. “It matters. And there is so much work to do.” Willa formed a working relationship with AARP during her time at the College of Public Health as Assistant Dean for Governmental Relations and Special Projects. She knew that upon retirement she wanted to do even more to help older Arkansans achieve their best life possible. …

Universal Design Makes Homes More Livable

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

You take care to keep your body fit as you age, but what about your home? Universal design features can make a home more accessible and livable for people of all ages. AARP Arkansas collaborated with state agencies and other nonprofit organizations to build a full-scale mock-up of a universally designed bathroom inside an 18-foot race car trailer. The mobile display will travel throughout the state in 2016 to home shows, county fairs and conferences to inform the public and …

Act now to strengthen Arkansas seniors’ greatest support system: family caregivers

Posted on 12/14/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

AARP is working to ensure people can live in their homes and communities for as long as possible by advocating for more resources and services to assist those who need care. But we need your help. Family caregivers often lack the resources and support they need to provide care. That’s why our state needs to support family caregivers and provide services for seniors at home and in their communities. Even better, this would save the state money in the long …

Free Presentations Offered on 50-Plus Issues

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP advocates for legislation beneficial to Arkansans age 50-plus, offers support for family caregivers and helps workers achieve lifelong financial security. To inform Arkansans about such efforts, the state office offers presentations on a variety of topics for community groups statewide. Volunteers skilled in public speaking and knowledgeable about AARP issues are available to give talks to civic organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, business and professional networks, church groups and social clubs, and local chapters of AARP and …