— 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 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 …

— Join AARP Arkansas as we host a special screening of Director Spike Lee’s: Black KkKlansman In honor of Black History Month, AARP Arkansas will host a FREE screening of the film Black KkKLansman on February 26. The movie, directed by Spike Lee, is an incredible-but-true story about a black policeman who infiltrates and exposes the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s. The movie will be at Regal Cinemas in the McCain Mall in North Little Rock on February 26. And …

— AARP is on a mission to make communities more livable for people of all ages, and the results can be seen in three localities. Pedestrians and cyclists can enjoy their neighborhoods more, thanks to AARP Community Challenge grants. The Conway Downtown Partnership got $7,255 for a bike corral, providing a safe space to park. The city of Little Rock used its $28,542 award for an educational BikePed Friendly Driver program, focusing on drivers’ rights and responsibilities to keep cyclists and …

— Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including 3 recipients right here in Arkansas.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November …

— Improve the Way You Network and Interview Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Do you need assistance in preparing for an upcoming interview? If you are interested in improving your networking or interview skills, then join us June 29th at 1:00 p.m. for: Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills! Refresh your professional image and put your best self forward. Discover how to effectively network Create a winning “elevator pitch” Learn tips to ace your interview Click the “Register” …

— The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in transportation, open spaces, …

—   Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. To help consumers protect themselves from ID theft, AARP Arkansas in October will host free Fraud Watch Network shredding events in Springdale and in Little Rock. AARP will partner with local shredding providers in Springdale on October 21 and in Little Rock on October 28 to take any confidential documents you no longer need and shred them at no charge. Volunteers are also needed to help out at the event. Contact Lou Tobian of AARP Arkansas for details. Shredding …

— AARP Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Arkansas AARP Funds Quick Action Community Project in Arkansas to Make Communities More Livable LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —AARP Arkansas today announced the state winner for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning project is Sources for Community Independent Living Services. The project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, …

— If you are interested in AARP’s work in Arkansas—promoting health, improving retirement security, easing the burden on family caregivers, preventing fraud and making communities more livable—why not play an active role in these efforts? The AARP state office is recruiting volunteers to serve on its Executive Council. Members are appointed by the state president (the top volunteer leader in the state) and serve a two-year term, with an option to renew. Council members are engaged in state and federal issues, …

— Shirley Bell, 66, is fiercely independent and is used to doing things for herself.  But six years ago, when she became the primary caregiver for her mother, she realized that sometimes everyone needs a little help. Bell’s mother, Lillie Williams, became too sick to care for herself in her independent living facility in Boston. So the newly-retired Bell relocated her mom to Little Rock. “The last three months she’s been getting more and more confused,” said Bell. “She doesn’t sleep …