— 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!

— 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, …

— AARP Opposes Special Interest Health Care Bill Legislation would weaken Medicare, hike insurance premiums on those who can least afford it, and give tax breaks to big drug companies. March 7, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a statement today, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond announced AARP’s opposition to the House plan that would make harmful changes to our current health care system such as shortening the life of Medicare, hiking costs for those who can least afford higher insurance premiums, …

— LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Beginning today through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in …

—   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2016 AARP Arkansas statement on long-term services and supports announced today by Governor LITTLE ROCK — AARP Arkansas State Director Herb Sanderson issued the following statement regarding a memorandum of understanding announced today by Governor Asa Hutchinson about rebalancing how the state spends its annual $1 billion long-term care supports and services budget: “AARP Arkansas has not had an opportunity to review this proposal in detail, so we cannot comment on specifics at this …

— Herb Sanderson Named To Leadership Position AARP announced the appointment of Herb Sanderson as the new AARP Arkansas State Director.  Sanderson, former Associate State Director of Advocacy, joined the organization in 2008.  However, as AARP Central Region Vice President Sarah Jennings noted, he has been fighting for older Arkansans for much longer than that. “Herb has spent the last 40 years fighting for and delivering innovative programs to serve Arkansas seniors,” said Jennings. “He began his career with the Arkansas …

—             Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—AARP Foundation is looking to build a team of volunteers for the 2016 tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income. Volunteer opportunities are available for Arkansans at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers …

—         LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas this Wednesday, July 22, joins the growing ranks of states that are easing the transition from hospital to home for patients and their caregivers. Every day, nearly half a million Arkansans perform a great labor of love by helping their parents and spouses remain at home. These unpaid family caregivers help their loved ones with medications, meals, bathing and dressing, chores and even complex medical tasks. Many caregivers do it all while also …

—       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015     CONTACT: Michael Rowett/501-217-1625                                                   AARP Arkansas joins petition drive for online dating sites to crack down on fraud $81 million lost nationally to scammers in just one year   LITTLE ROCK—Romance scammers use the Internet to rob Americans of an estimated $81 million per year, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network today called on the online dating industry to institute new safeguards to better protect their users. AARP Arkansas is inviting its …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 28, 2015 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia AARP Arkansas volunteers head to Washington to push for better retirement investment standard Visit to Congress, U.S. Department of Labor to push issues including new retirement advice standard, Older Americans Act, Safe Streets Act, caregiving, Social Security WASHINGTON – Today AARP volunteers and staff from states including Arkansas dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of …

— This story from Arkansas News Service includes comments from Herb Sanderson, our Associate State Director for Advocacy, who explains how a bill backed by AARP would help Arkansas’ silent army of family caregivers, who give so much of themselves for their loved ones. There are nearly 500,000 unpaid family caregivers in Arkansas, and the monetary value if they were paid is estimated at $4.5 billion a year.   Sanderson describes the legislation as one step in recognizing the enormous commitment. “Every day, this silent …