AR Attorney General’s Office schedules Mobile Office visits

Posted on 05/20/2015 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. Waldron Thursday, May 21 9 – 11 a.m. Waldron City Hall, Council Room 370 Featherston St. Waldron, AR …

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 …

Volunteer Opportunity: Speak Up

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

Community | Fraud | Volunteering  AARP Arkansas is looking for experienced public speakers to help facilitate some of our programs and make presentations throughout the state. One of these programs is the popular Fraud Watch Workshop. We’re looking to expand this to every corner of the state and need volunteers to help do that. Likely audiences include Rotary and Kiwanis clubs; local AARP chapters and Arkansas Retired Teachers Association local units; business and professional networks; and political clubs. Training is included. If you are interested, please …

Stamp Out Hunger in Arkansas this Saturday, May 9!

Posted on 05/8/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized | Volunteering AARP Arkansas joins Governor Asa Hutchinson in support of this year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 9, the largest one-day food drive in the nation, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, U.S. Postal Service and others. Hunger in Arkansas is a particularly critical issue. In 2015, Arkansas topped the national ranking for senior hunger for the third consecutive year, according to a report released April 24 by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. Our state also ranks first in …

Watch “Caring for Mom & Dad” May 10 on AETN to learn about challenges of caregiving

Posted on 05/8/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Caregiving | Home & Family Americans are living longer than ever before, and soon older adults will outnumber the young. Today, family caregivers are providing 90 percent of parent care, in addition to balancing work and family, a job most cannot afford to do. Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? How will the nation adapt to ensure that adequate care can be provided for both the caregivers and for those being cared for? CARING FOR MOM & DAD explores …