— 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 Arkansas for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Do you have documents that need shredding? Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  To help consumers protect themselves from identify theft, AARP Arkansas will host a FREE Shred Fest event in October.  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 …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 6 p.m. CT The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6 p.m. CT If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Voter turnout typically drops during midterm elections, and that means older voters can have a powerful impact. On Nov. 6, Arkansans will select a governor, lieutenant governor, four U.S. representatives, members of the state legislature and candidates for other local posts. A proposed constitutional amendment would limit noneconomic and punitive damages in personal injury and wrongful death cases. AARP opposes the amendment because it diminishes the power of vulnerable people in medical facilities and nursing homes. AARP urges all voters …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6 p.m. CT PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 6 p.m. CT You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— It’s one of the toniest arts events in the South. And this year, AARP members can get a 20 percent discount on tickets to the 27th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Oct. 19-27. Held at the historic Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, the event is the oldest nonfiction film festival in North America. It offers guests a chance to mingle with filmmakers and celebrities while viewing more than 100 international features and documentary shorts. The festival is easily navigable, …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 6-7 p.m. CT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— AARP Arkansas and the Central Arkansas Library System will host a series of workshops on fraud. Held the first Saturday of each month, the series will run from August through November. Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself and your family. The Fraud Watch Network Series will be …

— 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 …