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— Little Rock today hit 100 degrees for the first time in 2016, with a heat advisory in effect until 9 p.m. CDT this Sunday, July 24, according to the U.S. National Weather Service in Little Rock.  Staying cool during a blistering summer can mean the difference between life and death; more Americans die from heat waves than all other natural disasters combined.   Older adults stand a greater risk of heat stroke or heat exhaustion because their bodies do not easily …

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— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— The ACANSA Arts Festival will be held this year from Wednesday, September 21 through Sunday, September 25, and AARP members can save 20% on tickets. Now in its third year, the five-day festival of music, theater, dance and visual art  will feature performances and exhibits from venues in both Little Rock and North Little Rock, including The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies; Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s Black Box at the Annex; Pulaski Technical College; Argenta Community Theater; and Wildwood Park for the Arts. The festival officially …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— AARP Arkansas is bringing free  Technology, Education, Knowledge – or TEK – classes to central Arkansas this summer. AARP TEK offers three hands-on workshops—Intro to iPad; Books, News, and Music-iPad; and Staying Safe Online-iPad—for those who want to get the most out of their computer tablets and to feel more comfortable with technology. Tablets will be provided for practice, and friendly AARP TEK guides will answer your questions. Each workshop is limited to 40 participants, so please RSVP today! Descriptions of each workshop …

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— More than 30 years after the beloved original Ghostbusters took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. This summer, they’re here to save the world…and you can see for yourself at AARP Arkansas’ FREE Movies for Grown-ups screening of the new Ghostbusters! What: Free Screening of Ghostbusters! When: Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. Where: McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX 3929 …

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— Eating well can be especially challenging for low-income people who live far from stores that sell fresh produce at affordable prices. With the growing season in full swing, AARP Arkansas wants to remind those enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that their benefits can go twice as far at participating farmers’ markets. Under the Double Up Food Bucks program, SNAP dollars can double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables shoppers take home. A third of Arkansans 60 …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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—         FAYETTEVILLE—The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will hold a free family caregiver workshop Wednesday, June 29 in Fayetteville for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave in Fayetteville. For more information or to register, please email skumpuris@uams.edu or call …