— 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!

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— Identity thieves cost U.S. consumers nearly $17 billion in 2017. AARP Arkansas wants to make sure residents don’t become victims. To that end, the state office is sponsoring two free document-shredding events: on Saturday, May 11, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Arvest Ballpark, 3000 Gene George Blvd., in Springdale; and on Saturday, June 8, also from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the War Memorial Stadium, in parking lot No. 1, Stadium Drive, in Little Rock. Residents are limited to …

— 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 …

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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 …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— This time of year brings plenty of holiday cheer. Unfortunately, you can also count on plenty of holiday cheats. So how can you avoid holiday scams? AARP Arkansas is partnering with the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office to provide an informative webinar that includes ways to combat holiday fraud. The webcast is free and open to the public. It will cover the basic tactics that scammers use to manipulate us and how we can spot them and give participants the tools …

— 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 …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6 p.m. CT The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— Do you have documents that need shredding? Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  To help consumers protect themselves from identify theft, AARP Arkansas will host a FREE Shred Fest event in October.  See event details and registration information below.   AARP will partner with a local shredding provider to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Shredding will be done on-site, which is the most secure way to shred. – Limit 3 boxes per car …

— AARP Arkansas and the Central Arkansas Library System will host a series of workshops on fraud. Held the first Saturday of each month, the series will run from August through November. Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, it’s important to know how you can protect yourself and your family. The Fraud Watch Network Series will be …