— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 10 a.m. CT where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games …

— Drivers, start your engines. But first, make sure you know how to navigate roundabouts. AARP Arkansas reminds residents that several new traffic circles are set to open in Little Rock, Jonesboro and Conway in January and February. Roundabouts reduce the life-threatening “T-bone” accidents that occur at busy crossroads, but merging into and out of the circles can be confusing. One way to prepare is to take an AARP Smart Driver class, a refresher course specifically designed for drivers age 50 …

— The  Arkansas Caregiver Resource Guide was developed by AARP with caregivers in mind—as a starting point to help them find the services and support they need throughout their caregiving journey. This revised edition of the Caregiver Resource Guide features updated and expanded information on: Arkansas Resources, including the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services; the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP); and several providers of free Caregiver Training/Counseling. National Resources, such as Alzheimer’s Association; the National Respite Locator; Medicare; and Veterans Administration Caregiver …

— Wednesday, December 21 marks the official start of winter, but many parts of Arkansas have already experienced extreme cold during the holidays. Especially for older adults, severely cold weather can be potentially dangerous—or deadly. Checking in on older loved ones, neighbors, and friends is especially important during very cold weather. Older adults are particularly susceptible to hypothermia, which occurs when a person’s body temperature drops below normal for a period of time. Hypothermia can occur when the outside environment gets too …

— According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, Americans in nearly every state, including Arkansas, will fall short in meeting their economic needs in retirement. Arkansas overall scores well in some areas measured by the NIRS in its most recent State Financial Security Scorecards, but not so well in others. The bottom line is that there are definitely opportunities available to help Arkansans better prepare for retirement. AARP Arkansas’ ongoing priorities include looking at public policies that could help ensure a quality …

— A disaster or emergency situation is a sudden and unplanned event that will happen at the most inopportune time. It’s important for people of all ages to have a plan of action in case of an emergency. But for older Arkansans, there can be different factors to keep in mind when responding to an emergency. Here are some tips to make sure you are ready.   Quiz: Do You Know How to Prepare for a Disaster? (AARP Foundation has answers) …

— Arkansas is aging, with residents 60 and older expected to comprise 26 percent of the state population by 2030, up from 21 percent in 2012. Many residents, however, are not financially prepared for retirement. AARP Arkansas will push for legislation in 2017 that could encourage more small businesses to offer a retirement savings plan. The program, called Work and Save, would give more workers an opportunity to save for retirement by having money deducted automatically from their paychecks. Participation would …

— AARP encourages Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment, which ends Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money.   Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their enrollees of any …

— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET/2 pm CT/1pm MT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information …