— 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!

— 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 …

— 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, …

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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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Millennial Family Caregivers More Likely to Care for Someone with a Mental or Emotional Health Issue, AARP Report Finds One-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is a millennial. AARP’s latest report, “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” spotlights the unique. experiences and challenges this generation faces as more support a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor  with basic living and medical needs. According to the report, millennials are more likely to care for someone with a …