— As November voting quickly approaches, an important ballot issue has surfaced that, if adopted, would have a significant impact on civil suits, especially involving value of life. Therefore, we want to ensure that all Arkansans have background knowledge and information on how each of us could be directly impacted by this legislation. It is extremely important that Arkansas voters are informed and aware of the long term effects changes to this amendment would impose on the fair determination and outcomes …

— Survey findings show that many Arkansas registered voters ages 18 to 64 who are in the workforce do not feel financially prepared for retirement. Key findings include the following: Three in four (74%) Arkansas registered voters support a private-public managed state retirement savings option. Most (88%) agree that Arkansas lawmakers should support legislation that makes it easier for workers to save for retirement. Among those who report they are not offered a retirement savings plan at work, most (84%) would likely …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  To help consumers protect themselves from identify theft, AARP Arkansas will host two FREE Fraud Watch Network shredding events in May.  See event details and registration information below. AARP will partner with a local shredding provider to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Shredding will be done on-site, which is the most secure way to shred. – Limit 3 boxes per car – No businesses allowed – Please …

— Small businesses employ nearly half of U.S. private-sector workers, and many employers do not offer a retirement savings plan. That’s why AARP Arkansas is urging state legislators to create a Work and Save plan. Participating employers would enroll their employees in the plan and automatically deduct contributions from their paychecks (unless the worker wants to opt out). There would be no ongoing costs for employers, and the accounts would be portable, allowing workers to take their funds with them when …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You wantto balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything else …

— AARP Arkansas is hosting two important Lunch and Learns regarding utility rates: one in Northwest Arkansas and another in Little Rock. Come have lunch on us and get the latest news about utility rates and utility assistance programs.  A special guest from the Arkansas Attorney General’s office will share information and insight.  Plus, AARP Arkansas will share information about our recent efforts to keep utility rates affordable for residential customers across Arkansas. The cost if FREE for both events, but …

— ACT 633, regarding Voter ID, requires a voter in Arkansas to “verify his or her voter registration” before casting a ballot.  That means you’ll have to show some form of identification when you head to the polls. This new Voter ID Law is currently under judicial review and could be changed or removed from voting procedure.  But in the meantime, here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the new requirement that will help you prepare for upcoming elections.   QUESTION:  What …

— The documentary film Hot Coffee explores the famous McDonald’s hot coffee case and presents a side of the case you may not be familiar with.  Filmmaker and public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff uses the legal battle that began with a spilled cup of coffee to investigate what’s behind America’s zeal for tort “reform.” To view the film’s trailer, click here. AARP is showing the film at multiple locations. See details and registration information below. The film is free to view …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6– 6:30 p.m. CT Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12 – 1:00 p.m. CT Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take steps …