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Legacy of Congressman Ed Pastor
This Hispanic Heritage Month, AARP is proud to honor the life and legacy of Congressman Ed Pastor through our Vivan Las Voces oral history program, capturing the stories of Latinos for future generations to come. Earlier this year, Congressman Pastor’s beloved wife, Verma, and daughter, Laura, sat down with StoryCorps to pay tribute to their husband and father, and his lasting impact on his community. Their memorable conversation has been transformed into a three-minute animation video produced by our program partner, StoryCorps. I am honored to share the Vivan Las Voces animation video celebrating Arizona’s first Latino congressman, Ed Pastor. We hope you enjoy watching!
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Prescott/Prescott Valley volunteers lead a virtual gnome making class.
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Scottsdale officials and regional health care provider HonorHealth are teaming up to determine whether the city can be designated as a “blue zones community,” an area where people tend to live longer, healthier lives.
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Fire season is upon us, and AARP is working to help Arizona residents prepare.
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"Help protect Arizona's irreplaceable cultural resources by becoming a Steward of the past. If you are interested in becoming a Site Steward click on the link near the bottom of the page to view the program's website and videos. If this is something you would like to do please click here (www.azsitesteward.org) to register and complete an application."
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AARP Awards Six Arizona Organizations with Community Grants as Part of its Successful Nationwide Program 
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AARP Arizona is thrilled to have Brendon Blake as the new Associate State Director of Advocacy.  Brendon works as a member of the state team in collaboration with the national office to promote AARP’s strategic advocacy issues. He has been part of the AARP AZ State office team for the last 5 years, “It’s an honor and a pleasure to replace my mentor Steve Jennings and I am thrilled to be leading our advocacy efforts in the state” said Brendon. “Steve left an incredible foundation of relationships and achievements he spent years cultivating, I’m both humbled and confident in my ability to fill his shoes with the amazing team of staff and volunteers around me”.  His work during the past year as a Senior Program Specialist has resulted in increased AARP visibility at the AZ legislation and the AZ Corporation Commission with issues such as long-term care, utilities and Rx pricing to name a few.
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Are you familiar with the Safety Net program offered by APS?
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This June, AARP proudly celebrates Black Music Month—a time to recognize and applaud the rich impact of African American music on our country’s history. Over the centuries, Black music has evolved and triumphed, not only shaping America’s traditions but also preserving the experiences and culture of the Black community. From joy and success to pain and perseverance, Black artists continue to create emotional content with palpable lyrics and rhythms that unite and inspire millions.
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University of Arizona is enrolling essential workers who cannot social distance to do their jobs and some who have not yet received Covid-19 vaccine.
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