— Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including 3 recipients right here in Arkansas.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November …

— Millennial Family Caregivers More Likely to Care for Someone with a Mental or Emotional Health Issue, AARP Report Finds One-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is a millennial. AARP’s latest report, “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” spotlights the unique. experiences and challenges this generation faces as more support a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor  with basic living and medical needs. According to the report, millennials are more likely to care for someone with a …

— BECOME A MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER WITH AARP ARKANSAS Do you enjoy writing? Do you have a natural eye for taking good photos? Are you a good public speaker? Do you enjoy working with design software? If you possess at least one of these characteristics, then participating as a media and communications volunteer with the AARP Arkansas office, may be a fulfilling service opportunity for you. As a media and communications volunteer with AARP Arkansas, you will have the opportunity to participate in …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— In cases of personal injury or wrongful death in a medical setting, Arkansas residents and their families can sue for damages. But a proposed state constitutional amendment—known as Issue 1—would limit noneconomic damages (for pain and suffering) to $500,000. Punitive damages (which punish wrongdoing) would be limited to the greater of $500,000 or three times compensatory damages. Attorneys’ contingency fees would be capped at one-third of the award. AARP Arkansas opposes Issue 1 because it puts a finite price on …

— Improve the Way You Network and Interview Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Do you need assistance in preparing for an upcoming interview? If you are interested in improving your networking or interview skills, then join us June 29th at 1:00 p.m. for: Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills! Refresh your professional image and put your best self forward. Discover how to effectively network Create a winning “elevator pitch” Learn tips to ace your interview Click the “Register” …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6 –6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— AARP Arkansas has planned lots of activities for members lately, and the fun continues this summer. As part of AARP Movies for Grownups, the state office recently offered free screenings of Black Panther and Murder on the Orient Express. Arkansas members also enjoyed discount admission to a live performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In addition, AARP Arkansas offers free shredding events to help members guard against fraud, free Lunch & Learn events about legislative issues, and Free Coffee …

— Many are concerned that Arkansans haven’t saved enough money for retirement and could end up needing public assistance. Therefore, this is a bigger issue than just what one person has saved for retirement. It’s about the impact an aging population with limited savings could have on our state’s economic future. Most telling is the high number of Arkansans who feel anxious and behind schedule when it comes to their retirement. Much of that anxiety is around cost of living increases and health …

— 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 …