AARP Arkansas Names 2017 Capitol Caregiver

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-11T14:10:08+00:00">December 11, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

More than 452,000 Arkansans care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one, helping them live independently at home—where they want to be. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. They juggle full- or part-time jobs, and many are still raising families. This year, an Arkansas lawmaker went above and beyond to provide commonsense support for family caregivers by championing Act 203 of 2017, which makes telehealth more accessible to Arkansans. Act …

Urge your U.S. Senators to vote NO on any tax bill that raises seniors’ taxes!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-27T15:54:00+00:00">November 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-30T16:08:27+00:00">November 30, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Nobody should face a big tax increase because they have high medical costs. TAKE ACTION: Call 844-859-6718 or visit action.aarp.org/protectmedicare and urge your U.S. Senators to oppose any bill that could raise taxes for seniors! Learn more by watching the video below:

AARP AR staff, volunteers in video share some of their favorite things about AARP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-22T02:19:24+00:00">November 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-22T02:28:21+00:00">November 22, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

AARP Arkansas staff and volunteers in this brief video filmed at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock share some of their favorite things about being a part of AARP. What you don’t know about us may surprise you. With over 310,000 member statewide, AARP Arkansas works with elected officials, local groups and volunteers to help Arkansans explore their Real Possibilities.

Join AARP Thursday, Nov. 16 for the Online Family Caregiving Fair

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-15T20:29:00+00:00">November 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-16T11:33:38+00:00">November 16, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Over 40 million adults in the United States, including 452,000 in Arkansas,  provide unpaid care to a family member. If you’re one of these family caregivers, particularly a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair (5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central on Thursday, Nov. 16) will help you make the most of your caregiving journey. You’ll find valuable resources, real-life tips and support to help you care for your loved one. Register now for …

Frank W. Abagnale shares 10 tips to help prevent identity theft

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-15T12:27:55+00:00">November 15, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Frank W. Abagnale, the world’s leading expert on outsmarting con artists, in a Nov. 14 AARP Arkansas Fraud Watch Network event  in Little Rock shared expertise and a variety of tips on how to spot and avoid scams. Get Frank’s Top 10 Tips to help prevent identity theft (scroll down to page 2 of the attachment). Speaking to nearly 300 Little Rock-area residents at the Embassy Suites, Abagnale, an AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador, also shared his life story. Between the ages of 16 and 21, …

AARP AR hosts ID theft expert Frank Abagnale Nov. 14 in Little Rock

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-09T10:30:00+00:00">November 9, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-09T14:10:21+00:00">November 9, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Join AARP Arkansas for an evening in Little Rock on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, with Frank W. Abagnale, “Catch Me If You Can” author and leading scam prevention expert. Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert…he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. …

AARP AR, U.S. Postal Inspection Service team up for ‘Operation Protect Veterans’

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-08T13:56:08+00:00">November 8, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

        New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Arkansas today announced that it is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans—a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across Arkansas and nationwide. With a new AARP …

Join AARP AR at special free screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Dec. 16 in N. Little Rock, Fayetteville

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-06T12:13:00+00:00">November 6, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-14T13:06:36+00:00">November 14, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Calling all Star Wars fans! Join AARP Arkansas at special free Movies for Grownups screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in North Little Rock and Fayetteville on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Both screenings will begin at 7 p.m. RSVP details will be made available soon. North Little Rock screening Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX 3929 McCain Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72116 Fayetteville screening AMC Fiesta Square 16 3033 N. College Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72703    

25 Days of Honoring Heroes contest celebrates veterans, those who serve them

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-03T22:09:00+00:00">November 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-08T22:16:07+00:00">November 8, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

This Veterans Month, you can honor our brave heroes, and the people who serve them, by sharing their story and giving them a chance to win big. Submissions to the AARP Create the Good 25 Days of Honoring Heroes contest will be accepted through Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Tell us about a veteran, family member of a veteran, or volunteer dedicated to veterans’ causes. Describe the nominee, his or her service and why it deserves recognition by either submitting a …

Join AARP Dec. 15 for free utility rates ‘Lunch & Learn’ in Hot Springs Village

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-02T13:03:00+00:00">November 2, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-14T13:04:42+00:00">November 14, 2017</time> by AARP Arkansas

Are you tired of rising natural gas and electric utility rates? Join AARP Arkansas for a free Lunch and Learn on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Hot Springs Village. Hear the latest news about utility rates and utility assistance programs. A special guest from the Arkansas Attorney General’s office will share expertise on the issue, and AARP Arkansas will share information about our efforts to keep utility rates affordable. What: 2017 Rising Utility Rates Lunch and Learn When: Friday, Dec. …