— 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 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 …

— Survey findings show that many Arkansas registered voters ages 18 to 64 who are in the workforce do not feel financially prepared for retirement. Key findings include the following: Three in four (74%) Arkansas registered voters support a private-public managed state retirement savings option. Most (88%) agree that Arkansas lawmakers should support legislation that makes it easier for workers to save for retirement. Among those who report they are not offered a retirement savings plan at work, most (84%) would likely …

— Learn how to get the most from your mobile devices.  AARP Arkansas has scheduled two FREE workshops in central Arkansas focused on understanding the iPad.  Technology, Education, Knowledge – or TEK – classes offer hands-on experience to help you feel more comfortable with technology. On February 23, AARP TEK will offer Intro to iPad (10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.) and Beyond the Basics-iPad (12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.). The classes will be held at McMath Library located on 2100 John Barrow Road in Little Rock. …

—               Experience the 1960s, when rock and roll was re-energized by four lads from Liverpool! Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!, which opens October 8 at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, features more than 400 pop culture artifacts, including instruments, records, rare photographs, tour memorabilia, and videos. Show your AARP membership card at the door to buy $7 discount tickets for yourself and one guest. The tickets are good for admission to permanent Clinton Presidential …

—       LITTLE ROCK – The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will hold a free family caregiver workshop June 17 for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop will be held 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Saline County Library at 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton. For more information or to register, please email skumpuris@uams.edu or call 501-603-1967. …

—   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 …

—   AARP hosts monthly teletownhalls (TTHs) designed to help our volunteers stay up-to-date on key AARP activities. TTHs are held the last Thursday evening of every month and hundreds of volunteers from across the country join the call. There’s a new toll-free phone number for the calls: 1-877-209-3531 (no access code is needed). The next Issue Briefing TTH call will be Thursday, May 26 from 6-7 p.m. Central Standard Time. The leader of AARP’s national Campaigns team, John Hishta, will …

— Are you ready for retirement? AARP Arkansas is hosting an event on Saturday, October 24 to help you answer that question and prepare for your next chapter. This FREE event is titled Get Ready for Retirement: Retirement has Real Possibilities, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Park Plaza Mall, 6000 W. Markham St. in Little Rock. “We know that, for some people, retirement is an overwhelming concept,” said AARP Arkansas volunteer Talmadge Harbison of Hensley. “It’s a transition that …

—       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 …