50+ & want to start or grow a small business? Join us Thursday, July 30

Posted on 07/27/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Money & Work Are you 50 plus? Do you want to start or grow a small business? AARP Arkansas, the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE are partnering as part of this year’s Summer of Encore Mentoring. Join us this Thursday, July 30, for a FREE drop-in event to network with the SBA in Arkansas, SCORE business counselors and AARP Arkansas. Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Drop-in at your convenience, but please register below. Place: SBA Arkansas District Office 2120 Riverfront Drive, Suite …

AARP highlights July 22 effective date of Arkansas Caregiver Act, releases Caregiver Resource Guide

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Press         LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas this Wednesday, July 22, joins the growing ranks of states that are easing the transition from hospital to home for patients and their caregivers. Every day, nearly half a million Arkansans perform a great labor of love by helping their parents and spouses remain at home. These unpaid family caregivers help their loved ones with medications, meals, bathing and dressing, chores and even complex medical tasks. Many caregivers do it all while also …

Download the Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family As part of raising awareness about the Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act , which takes effect Wednesday, July 22, 2015,  AARP Arkansas is releasing the Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide. AARP developed this guide with caregivers in mind as a starting point to help them find the services and support they need throughout their caregiving journey. Download it here. Find the tools and support you need, as well as ways to connect with other caregivers, at the AARP Caregiving Resource Center Share your …

Volunteer Opportunity: Make a Difference as an AARP AR Advocate

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Advocacy | Volunteering AARP Arkansas invites you to join our growing team of volunteer advocates.  You can help ensure that our voices are heard at the local, state and national level on important issues like Social Security, Medicare, utilities, health care and caregiving. “AARP’s strength is in our numbers,” said Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Associate State Director for Advocacy. “A few short, polite lines in an e-mail from individuals across Arkansas sends a loud message. A red AARP shirt in legislative committee meeting is …

Chapter Spotlight – Maumelle Holding Food Drive on August 13

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Arkansa | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Volunteering An estimated 26 percent of Arkansas seniors face food insecurity, according to a report from the National Foundation to End Hunger.  This alarming statistic is why the state has also ranked #1 in senior hunger for the last three years. To address this issue, AARP has launched programs such as Stamp Out Hunger, a partnership with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Drive To End Hunger, a multi-year nationwide campaign to raise awareness and funds to address the …

AR Attorney General’s Office schedules next Mobile Office visits

Posted on 07/20/2015 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. Hope Tuesday, July 21 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hope City Hall, Lobby 206 W. Avenue A Prescott  Tuesday, …