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AARP Arizona Statement
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This is a story about Steve, Vince, Jack, interested Arizona residents and a team of employees at Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery, (PWR) and Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance) organizations, and what they did together to change Arizona law.
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The first Toastmasters Club for the Hard of Hearing in the United States — Audible Talkers — will be holding its inaugural meeting on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 6:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. in the Tempe Public Library. The Club will meet the first and third Monday of every month.
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Arizona's Governor and legislative leaders are negotiating now what to fund in the state budget. Click here to urge Governor Ducey and your State Legislator to fund SB1172 Family Caregivers!
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AARP Yavapai Volunteers hosted a free AARP Shred-a-thon on Friday April 26 th.  We had 324 cars that visited the Shred event, and the shredding trucks on-site shredded 11,520 pounds of paper!  AARP wishes to thank the community for participating at the free Shred-a-thon by bringing in confidential documents to be shredded, as one important way to combat Identity Theft!  Also, we wish to thank the public for contributing 443 pounds of donated food to support the Prescott Community Cupboard food bank.  The AARP Shred-a-thon in the Prescott area has been an annual event for the past five years, and we will continue to offer this free service every Spring.  Thank you!
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The Ortmann's at the Summit 
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The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. The Census Bureau will continue to improve its use of mobile technology, geospatial innovations, and internet self-response.
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A quick update as of 4/29/19 on Age Disruptor and Triple Crown Hiker Mike Fagan. It has been a crazy 72 hours for Mike and team. Mike Fagan sustained a serious injury resulting from a fall while hiking in rain north of Harper’s Ferry W. Virginia. He pitched forward on slippery terrain in the rain and hit his left shoulder on a rock. When he got up, he discovered that he was unable to lift his left arm. Fagan continued to hike to the nearest shelter and called in the incident to his GCHH Support Team. The GCHH van and personnel took Fagan to an Urgent Care facility in Frederick, MD where he received treatment and diagnosis including x-rays. The initial findings are soft tissue damage to the shoulder and rotator cuff. He must return to Arizona for further treatment including an MRI to ascertain whether surgery is required. Fagan, 71, started the trail in Georgia on February 5, and was over 1,000 miles (nearly halfway) into his trek and was expected to reach Katahdin in Maine at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in early to mid-June.
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