— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Arizona for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— By Miriam Davidson As past president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, Frank Barrios has collected some big donations for the homeless over the years. But few were as meaningful as the contributions he once received in front of a grocery store in a low-income part of town. “There were a lot of homeless people in the area,” Barrios, 76, recalled. “Several of them dug into their pockets and put all the money they had into …

— AARP Arizona is helping to sponsor the Yavapai County StandDown, welcoming homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness for a range of services and resources. Veterans and their families are invited to the StandDown, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, at Frontier Village, 1841 E. State Highway 69 in Prescott. The StandDown provides resources such as housing and employment assistance and overnight stays. AARP Arizona volunteers will be distributing hygiene kits. Other services include Veterans Administration …