— 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!

— http:// With the opioid crisis affecting many Arkansans, sometimes we do not consider ways we may individually help address this issue. Individuals who have expired medications, especially pain medications, in their homes are one of the most unintentional facilitators of prescription drug abuse. AARP wanted to provide an opportunity to inform individuals of ways they may keep their families safe from addiction. Monday, April 22nd, AARP Arkansas will host a showing of the documentary film Chasing the Dragon at the …

— AARP has a goal to protect vulnerable adults and provide their caregivers with the tools necessary to make important decisions. When an older adult plans for the future, they often consider what would happen if they develop difficulty in making decisions.  For instance, this might happen if they have a disease that is progressive and could affect their ability to think clearly. AARP supports caregivers and encourages people to use the least restrictive option.  We can think about it as …

— Talks and Workshops with AARP   Upcoming in April with Central Arkansas Library System: April 17th : Brain Health at Fletcher Library; 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. April 29th : Fraud Basics at Williams Library; 5:00 pm. – 6:00 p.m. The workshops are FREE and open to anyone. You do not have to be an AARP member to attend. AARP Arkansas has volunteers ready to present a variety of topics to community organizations, civic groups and churches.   AARP wants …

— AARP Arkansas offers many resources for older adults, including career networking, advocacy for family caregivers and programs to avoid fraud and identity theft. The state office is seeking communications volunteers to help get the word out. Tasks include monitoring the AARP Arkansas Facebook page, sharing information about events and policies on social media, helping get press releases into local media and supporting the AARP advocacy team during state legislative sessions. Arkansas is aging, with more than a fifth of its …

— Presented by: Innovative Lifestyles for Senior Living, Inc. South City Church 10710 Interstate 30 Little Rock, AR 72209 Saturday, April 27 | 10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. Cost: FREE AARP Arkansas is attending the 16th Annual Minority Health Fair. The goal of the health fair is to work toward reducing health disparities among African Americans and other minorities in Arkansas and specifically focusing on the target populations located in Pulaski County. At the health fair, you will find free health screenings, …

—   Click to watch this real story.   Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Arkansans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. As part of the campaign, AARP Research conducted a national survey of likely voters ages 50 and older. …

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— Does your community group, church or business want to learn more about retirement, fraud prevention and other matters affecting people over 50? AARP Arkansas can help, providing experts on a variety of topics through its volunteer Arkansas Speakers Bureau. The free service is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so the state office urges groups to reach out soon to secure a spot. Topics include retirement planning, caregiving essentials for family members, brain health, basics on finances, Social Security and …

— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Grants can range from …

— Nearly 1 in 10 Arkansas adults are veterans, and AARP Arkansas is hard at work looking out for them. Through the AARP Veterans, Military and their Families initiative and the Arkansas Veterans Team, the state office is serving as a sounding board and an advocate for those who have served the country. AARP Arkansas has protected veterans from fraud and plans to press state lawmakers for a caregiver tax credit when they reconvene in 2019. AARP also invites veterans to …

— AARP Arkansas Speakers Bureau has volunteers ready to present a variety of topics to community organizations, civic groups and churches. AARP wants to provide Arkansans with valuable information on topics of importance to older people and their families. This free service is presented by skilled volunteers who will travel throughout the state. Our speakers can talk to community organizations, businesses and schools, and participate at community events. Topics: •    10 Retirement Planning Tips •    Prepare to Care – Introduction to …