Help hungry seniors by volunteering with AARP Arkansas

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering Would you like to help hungry seniors get the nutritious food they need to stay healthy? In Arkansas the need is particularly urgent. The Natural State has the highest percentage of older adults at risk of hunger of any state in the nation. AARP Arkansas is seeking volunteers to help increase awareness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Cooking Matters in the Store and other nutrition assistance efforts. As a volunteer, you will actively combat hunger among older Arkansans …

Media coverage of AARP tips to avoid ID theft

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen and a con artist takes over their life.  A study by the Federal Trade Commission found that Arkansas ranks 15th among the 50 states in ID theft complaints per 100,000 people.   AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is a go-to resource for information about how people can safeguard their identity and learn to spot and avoid scams so they can outsmart con artists before they strike. Click on the images below to watch news coverage …

Caring for Caregivers: AARP-backed legislation aims to help Arkansas f

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family | Press This story from Arkansas News Service includes comments from Herb Sanderson, our Associate State Director for Advocacy, who explains how a bill backed by AARP would help Arkansas’ silent army of family caregivers, who give so much of themselves for their loved ones. There are nearly 500,000 unpaid family caregivers in Arkansas, and the monetary value if they were paid is estimated at $4.5 billion a year.   Sanderson describes the legislation as one step in recognizing the enormous commitment. “Every day, this silent …

Report finds Arkansas ranks 15th nationally in ID theft complaints for 2014

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press | Uncategorized                 Report finds Arkansas ranks 15th nationally in ID theft complaints for 2014 AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips to safeguard against most common scams LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas reported the 15th highest proportion of identity theft complaints among the 50 states, a national report shows. AARP’s Fraud Watch Network offers tips so Arkansans can learn how to protect themselves from the top scams reported in 2014. For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft …

AARP members get $10 off March 5 Vienna Boys’ Choir show at Wildwood Park

Posted on 03/2/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Events MARCH 5, 2015 UPDATE: Wildwood Park has released the following update: “Due to inclement weather and in the best interest of safety for the Choir and our patrons, the Vienna Boys Choir concert at Wildwood Park for the Arts has been rescheduled for October 2015. Current ticket holders will receive an email with further instruction.” Apologies for any inconvenience. http://www.facebook.com/wildwoodparkforthearts The Vienna Boys’ Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Wildwood Park for the Arts in Little Rock, …

AARP volunteers make tax time less taxing in 2015

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Press | Uncategorized                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 30, 2015 Contact: Michael Rowett, 501-217-1625, mrowett@aarp.org                                                              AARP volunteers make tax time less taxing in 2015 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance & preparation through April 15 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—In 2015, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest …