— 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 …

— AARP Arkansas staff and volunteers in this brief video filmed at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock share some of their favorite things about being a part of AARP. What you don’t know about us may surprise you. With over 310,000 member statewide, AARP Arkansas works with elected officials, local groups and volunteers to help Arkansans explore their Real Possibilities.

— Over 40 million adults in the United States, including 452,000 in Arkansas,  provide unpaid care to a family member. If you’re one of these family caregivers, particularly a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair (5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central on Thursday, Nov. 16) will help you make the most of your caregiving journey. You’ll find valuable resources, real-life tips and support to help you care for your loved one. Register now for …

— Frank W. Abagnale, the world’s leading expert on outsmarting con artists, in a Nov. 14 AARP Arkansas Fraud Watch Network event  in Little Rock shared expertise and a variety of tips on how to spot and avoid scams. Get Frank’s Top 10 Tips to help prevent identity theft (scroll down to page 2 of the attachment). Speaking to nearly 300 Little Rock-area residents at the Embassy Suites, Abagnale, an AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador, also shared his life story. Between the ages of 16 and 21, …

— Join AARP Arkansas for an evening in Little Rock on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, with Frank W. Abagnale, “Catch Me If You Can” author and leading scam prevention expert. Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. In case you didn’t read the best-selling book…spoiler alert…he got caught and his exploits were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. …

—         New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans WASHINGTON, D.C.—AARP Arkansas today announced that it is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans—a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across Arkansas and nationwide. With a new AARP …

— Calling all Star Wars fans! Join AARP Arkansas at special free Movies for Grownups screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in North Little Rock and Fayetteville on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Both screenings will begin at 7 p.m. RSVP details will be made available soon. North Little Rock screening Regal McCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX 3929 McCain Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72116 Fayetteville screening AMC Fiesta Square 16 3033 N. College Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72703    

— This Veterans Month, you can honor our brave heroes, and the people who serve them, by sharing their story and giving them a chance to win big. Submissions to the AARP Create the Good 25 Days of Honoring Heroes contest will be accepted through Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Tell us about a veteran, family member of a veteran, or volunteer dedicated to veterans’ causes. Describe the nominee, his or her service and why it deserves recognition by either submitting a …