— Now through April 17th, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

— To meet growing demand and address pressing issues facing people 50-plus, AARP Arkansas has expanded its list of community presentation topics.  Civic, community and church groups will soon be able to book free presentations on topics such as Medicare, Social Security, caregiving, financial security, health care, fraud and more. “We saw a need to increase our topics and expand our community presence,” said Lou Tobian, Outreach Director. “More presentations mean more people will learn about AARP.” To help with these additional presentations, AARP developed Do It Yourself (or DIY) …

— Learn how to get the most from your mobile devices.  AARP Arkansas has scheduled two FREE workshops in central Arkansas focused on understanding the iPad.  Technology, Education, Knowledge – or TEK – classes offer hands-on experience to help you feel more comfortable with technology. On February 23, AARP TEK will offer Intro to iPad (10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) and Beyond the Basics-iPad (12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.). The classes will be held at McMath Library located on 2100 John Barrow Road in Little Rock. …

— The reviews are in. And AARP’s Movies for Grownups is a big hit in Arkansas. That success is due entirely to the volunteer teams in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas who have helped make them possible. “These guys are stars,” said Lou Tobian, Outeach Director. “Volunteers are there from set up to show time and beyond. They help get people registered, as well as field questions about AARP in Arkansas and host community listening posts.” (Listening posts are interactive exercises designed to gather community …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CT What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— Wisdom may come with age, but that doesn’t mean older people don’t fall victim to scams. AARP Arkansas offers Fraud Watch Network presentations to help people learn how to spot and avoid the latest schemes. Topics include identity theft, cybersecurity, medical scams and investment fraud. Arkansans reported 17,818 complaints of fraud and identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission in 2016, with debt collection ruses leading the list. Scammers often target older people because they are likely to have a …

— 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 …

— Americans overwhelmingly want to age at home. But that can be difficult for those who need help with tasks such as bathing and preparing meals. A state scorecard issued by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation shows Arkansas has a long way to go, ranking 41st nationally in meeting the needs of older residents and those with disabilities. The state does better in support for family caregivers (ranking 26th), but AARP advocates say more needs to be done. Arkansas …