Please share your caregiving story with AARP Arkansas

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Caregiving | Home & Family Every day, a silent army of 478,000 Arkansans performs a true labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends… so they can remain in their homes. These family caregivers wouldn’t have it any other way… but are on duty 24/7, usually without pay, and often can’t even take a break. To help raise awareness about all that caregivers do, AARP Arkansas recently hosted a screening of the award-winning film Still Alice, highlights from which are …

Families Get a Boost in Caregiver Act

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family With unanimous passage of the Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act in both chambers of the General Assembly, Arkansas joins the growing ranks of states that are easing the transition from hospital to home for patients and their caregivers. The law, which takes effect July 21, lets every hospital patient designate a family caregiver. The hospital must take reasonable steps to notify the caregiver about discharge plans and to prepare the caregiver for the patient’s aftercare needs. Forty-seven percent of Arkansas hospitals …

AR Attorney General’s Office schedules next Mobile Office visits

Posted on 06/30/2015 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. Hampton Tuesday, July 7 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hampton City Hall, Council Room 121 N. 2nd St. Fordyce …

Great turnout for free AARP AR screening of ‘Still Alice’

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family A near-capacity audience packed a movie theater at Riverdale 10 Cinemas in Little Rock the evening of June 18 to watch a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of the film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. The screening was held in connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, which 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 …

Media coverage of AARP petition drive against online dating scams

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud | Technology Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users.   Click on the images below to watch news coverage of AARP’s efforts on THV11 and KATV/Channel 7 including tips on how to avoid online dating scams.    THV 11:                   KATV:  

AARP Arkansas joins petition drive for online dating sites to crack down on fraud

Posted on 06/4/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Press | Uncategorized       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015     CONTACT: Michael Rowett/501-217-1625                                                   AARP Arkansas joins petition drive for online dating sites to crack down on fraud $81 million lost nationally to scammers in just one year   LITTLE ROCK—Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Arkansas is inviting its …