— Join us on September 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm CT for Part 1 of AARP’s Interactive Social Security Webinar as we explore each of the five most asked about (and often misunderstood) Social Security topics—including applying for benefits, survivor benefits, spousal benefits, the earnings limit, and benefits for married couples. Plus, you can ask specific questions for the experts to answer using our interactive Q&A tool. We’ll also introduce you to AARP’s easy-to-use online tools, including our Benefits Calculator and a …

—     LITTLE ROCK—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming …

— This September, AARP Arkansas will offer members in Hot Springs Village free coffee on Fridays—and a free first glass of wine on Wednesdays. Why? To thank you for being a member! Just drop by Home Plate Cafe in Hot Springs Village during the times listed below. You also can share what’s on your mind. We welcome your ideas on new activities that we can do, issues you’d like to see us work on, or just getting more out of your membership. …

— In 2010, AARP Arkansas helped initiate creation of the Arkansas Silver Alert—a system that mobilizes searches for lost adults with Alzheimer’s disease and similar cognitive disorders. Silver Alerts are based on the same concept of immediately alerting and disseminating information statewide through various  media outlets as the Amber Alert for missing children. Silver Alerts use a wide array of media outlets—such as commercial radio stations, television stations, and cable TV—to broadcast information about missing persons. Silver Alerts also use variable-message signs on roadways …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling many areas of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. AARP’s Caregiving Q&A Webcasts are hosted by Dr. Jean Accius, a nationally recognized expert on aging policy, livable communities and long-term services. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. How to Manage the Daily Needs of Your Loved One Tuesday, August …

— For many Arkansans, back-to-school season is a distant memory. But that doesn’t mean we should ever stop seeking knowledge. AARP Arkansas and LifeQuest of Arkansas both promote the value of life-long learning. A 2015 AARP survey found that three-quarters of adults age 40+ are concerned about their brain health declining in the future. One way to avoid this decline is to challenge or strengthen your brain. That could mean reading about something new, learning a different language or simply engaging …

— AARP Arkansas is bringing CAREversations –an interactive family caregiving event—to North Little Rock on Thursday, August 17. Family caregivers provide the majority of long-term care in the United States. More than 452,000 Arkansans care for a loved one in a home setting. Developed using AARP’s Prepare to Care Planning Guide for Families, CAREversations provides support and encouragement in a fun, interactive environment. Participants connect and exchange tips and ideas with fellow caregivers, explore local caregiving resources available in their communities, and more. …

— Learn simple steps to increase your online security Are you an easy target for online hackers or scammers? By learning some simple steps to secure your phone, increase your online safety and recognize scams, you reduce your risk of becoming the next victim. That’s why it’s a smart move to attend AARP’s Online Safety Workshop. In this live, one-hour online event, you’ll be guided by your workshop host as you learn the latest in online safety. You’ll also learn about …

— Collect Social Security? A new scam is targeting YOU. How it works:  A scammer calls from a 323 area code, posing as a Social Security Administration (SSA) employee.  In some instances, the scammer tells the victim he or she is due a cost-of-living adjustment increase in their Social Security benefit. The caller then tries to get the victim to “verify” their Social Security number, name, date of birth, parents’ name and other personal information.  If the scammer succeeds, they use …

— WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to today’s U.S. Senate vote on the motion to proceed to consider a health care bill that would cut Medicare and Medicaid and impose an Age Tax on older Americans, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement: “AARP is disheartened that a majority of Senators voted to move forward on a bill that would devastate millions of Americans. Today’s vote means the Senate is one step closer to passing legislation that will price gouge …