“Drumming for Health” Drum Circle coming Oct 25th!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-09-27T13:51:00-04:00">September 27, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-10-11T14:01:28-04:00">October 11, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

Join us for a free and interactive drum circle at the Beatitudes Church in Glendale on Tuesday, October 25th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.! Drum circles have been around since ancient times, with strong roots in African and Native American cultures. Now the therapeutic benefits of beating drums and creating rhythms are reaching broader audiences.  Drumming helps connect the world of music and rhythm with wellness and well-being. Drumming has proven not only to reduce stress but to boost the …

Community Educators Offer Presentations to Groups

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-03-17T15:59:31-04:00">March 17, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-03-17T16:10:30-04:00">March 17, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program currently offers a series of free presentations on Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Care Act, Finances 50+, and Fraud Prevention. Presentations on these issues are offered upon request by trained AARP volunteers for small groups and organizations, at conferences, and also at special events and workshops. Below is a list of the presentations available through the Arizona AARP Community Educators Program: MEDICARE: The ABCDs of Medicare Did you know Medicare comes in either Traditional Medicare …

Volunteer Presenters Needed for AARP Community Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-03-17T13:30:44-04:00">March 17, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

AARP Arizona’s Community Educators Program is recruiting volunteers who would like to present on a variety of topics to the general public and at special events. “Our AARP Arizona Community Educators Program volunteers are very passionate about presenting information on fraud prevention, retirement security, Medicare and Social Security to people in communities across our state,” said David Parra, Associate State Director for AARP Arizona. “But more volunteer presenters are needed for our program.” Parra adds that AARP Arizona staff providing …

Saving on the Electric Bill Will Get Harder Under UNS Proposal

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-02-25T16:12:41-04:00">February 25, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-03-07T11:51:23-04:00">March 7, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

For many older Arizonans, managing monthly household expenses is not easy. When a monthly budget is tight, often seniors, however dangerous, try to keep power bills down by turning up the thermostat in the summer or turning it down in the winter. But saving money on electricity will be less effective if UNS is allowed to raise the fixed charges on monthly bills. Fixed charges are owed even before you turn on a light switch! First, UNS has asked to …

Volunteers Needed to Help Tutor Kids in Phoenix and Tempe Elementary School Districts

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-02-16T12:56:00-04:00">February 16, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-02-16T14:03:01-04:00">February 16, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

AARP Experience Corps is recruiting volunteers who are interested in tutoring first, second and third graders in the Tempe Elementary Schools. AARP Experience Corps is a literacy skills tutoring program designed to provide support to struggling students in the area of reading. “We’re recruiting volunteers who are 50 plus years of age and interested in helping kids with their reading,” said Rebecca Bond, Program Director for AARP Experience Corps. AARP Experience Corps volunteers are asked to commit for an entire …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Helping People Through April 15

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-02-16T11:02:00-04:00">February 16, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-03-07T11:52:08-04:00">March 7, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax counseling and tax preparation through April 15 for people of middle and low incomes, with special attention given to those over 60. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and offer help with personal income tax returns at various locations throughout Arizona, including senior centers, libraries and churches. For more information and to find a AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site near you click here.

Beatitudes Campus Announces AARP Educational Fund

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2016-01-29T11:16:43-04:00">January 29, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

AARP Arizona’s work with the Beatitudes Campus in hosting a “Caregivers in Motion” respite event in Phoenix last fall has resulted in the campus establishing an AARP Educational Fund. “We’re excited that the Beatitudes Campus is continuing our joint efforts to support family caregivers beyond our recent respite day event with the establishment of this fund,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. “This fund creates further opportunities for Beatitudes Campus staff to attend trainings and seminars that will …

Volunteer with Us!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-01-25T16:11:00-04:00">January 25, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-01-21T16:11:31-04:00">January 21, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

Are you interested in exploring volunteer opportunities with AARP Arizona? We know that you have a lifetime of experience to offer. If you’re looking for a place to share it, AARP can help. We work with a broad network of community partners and aging network organizations in Arizona in which you can find a nitch where you can use your life’s skills and experience volunteering in fun and engaging opportunities.  We are especially looking for volunteers who can help out …

Arizona AARP 2016 Advocacy Priorities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-01-14T16:18:51-04:00">January 14, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-01-14T16:24:11-04:00">January 14, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

Arizona AARP’s has announced its Advocacy Priorities for 2016. AARP volunteers will be engaged in efforts to support these issues during the 2016 Arizona legislative session, which kicked off on Jan. 11. 2016 Arizona Advocacy Priorities: Protecting Retirement Income – A secure retirement is composed of four pillars: Social Security, pensions and savings, earnings and health insurance. AARP will strongly support public and private pension plans keeping the promises made to workers and retirees invested in the plans to ensure …

Arizona Hosts Aging Network Breakfast

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2016-01-13T16:57:29-04:00">January 13, 2016</time><time class="updated" datetime="2016-02-03T17:28:17-04:00">February 3, 2016</time> by AARP Arizona

January marked the kick off of AARP Arizona’s efforts to convene community partners, organizations and others who work in the field of aging at an Aging Network Breakfast at the Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix. More than 60 people attended the early morning event despite heavy rain and cold temperatures. Some who attended traveled from as far away as Yuma to network and connect with others who are engaged in aging issues. The event featured guest speaker Lynn Larson, Assistant Director …