— 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!

— 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 …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— 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, …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— 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 …

— During the observance Veterans Day, we saw celebrations and ceremonies recognizing our country’s veterans. But AARP wants to also recognize the family caregivers of veterans with physical or mental ailments. AARP is at the forefront of fighting to support family caregivers and the older parents, spouses, and other loved ones they care for—advocating for more support, help at home, better access to resources and more. Given our commitment to Arkansas’ 452,000 family caregivers, we are proud to celebrate National Family …

— 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 …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You wantto balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything else …

— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

— BY CHARLIE WAGENER AARP ARKANSAS STATE PRESIDENT In 2018, AARP Arkansas continues its social impact work across the state. Our legacy has been, and always will be, our ability to make things better for all people as they age and to allow everyone dignity and respect. Arkansas families are stronger when all can age with peace of mind about their health, safety and financial security; and where obstacles preventing them from meeting their basic needs are eliminated. Here are a …