— 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 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 …

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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 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 …

— AARP Arkansas has planned lots of activities for members lately, and the fun continues this summer. As part of AARP Movies for Grownups, the state office recently offered free screenings of Black Panther and Murder on the Orient Express. Arkansas members also enjoyed discount admission to a live performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In addition, AARP Arkansas offers free shredding events to help members guard against fraud, free Lunch & Learn events about legislative issues, and Free Coffee …

— Small businesses employ nearly half of U.S. private-sector workers, and many employers do not offer a retirement savings plan. That’s why AARP Arkansas is urging state legislators to create a Work and Save plan. Participating employers would enroll their employees in the plan and automatically deduct contributions from their paychecks (unless the worker wants to opt out). There would be no ongoing costs for employers, and the accounts would be portable, allowing workers to take their funds with them when …

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— Many AARP members are currently serving or have served in the military. We value the freedom and rights secured by these brave individuals and their families. Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. That’s why AARP Arkansas is working to find ways to recognize them and thank them for their contributions. One way is through the AARP Arkansas Veterans Booth. The booth is an interactive display that asks veterans to mark on a map where they served and provides …

— Caregiving, financial security, health care—Arkansans 50-plus face multiple challenges. That’s why AARP Arkansas has expanded its list of topics for group presentations. Civic clubs, church groups, AARP chapters and other organizations can book a free presentation on Medicare, Social Security or caregiving, as well as the ever-popular Fraud Watch Network workshops. AARP Arkansas is recruiting volunteers with public speaking skills to lead the presentations. Volunteers will receive a do-it-yourself kit for each topic, including a curriculum, webinar and supporting materials. …

— AARP advocates for legislation beneficial to Arkansans age 50-plus, offers support for family caregivers and helps workers achieve lifelong financial security. To inform Arkansans about such efforts, the state office offers presentations on a variety of topics for community groups statewide. Volunteers skilled in public speaking and knowledgeable about AARP issues are available to give talks to civic organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, business and professional networks, church groups and social clubs, and local chapters of AARP and …