— 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!

— 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 …

— AARP Arkansas offers many resources for older adults, including career networking, advocacy for family caregivers and programs to avoid fraud and identity theft. The state office is seeking communications volunteers to help get the word out. Tasks include monitoring the AARP Arkansas Facebook page, sharing information about events and policies on social media, helping get press releases into local media and supporting the AARP advocacy team during state legislative sessions. Arkansas is aging, with more than a fifth of its …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— BECOME A MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER WITH AARP ARKANSAS Do you enjoy writing? Do you have a natural eye for taking good photos? Are you a good public speaker? Do you enjoy working with design software? If you possess at least one of these characteristics, then participating as a media and communications volunteer with the AARP Arkansas office, may be a fulfilling service opportunity for you. As a media and communications volunteer with AARP Arkansas, you will have the opportunity to participate in …

— AARP Arkansas has planned lots of activities for members lately, and the fun continues this summer. As part of AARP Movies for Grownups, the state office recently offered free screenings of Black Panther and Murder on the Orient Express. Arkansas members also enjoyed discount admission to a live performance of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. In addition, AARP Arkansas offers free shredding events to help members guard against fraud, free Lunch & Learn events about legislative issues, and Free Coffee …

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— Many AARP members are currently serving or have served in the military. We value the freedom and rights secured by these brave individuals and their families. Their service and sacrifices will never be forgotten. That’s why AARP Arkansas is working to find ways to recognize them and thank them for their contributions. One way is through the AARP Arkansas Veterans Booth. The booth is an interactive display that asks veterans to mark on a map where they served and provides …

— AARP works in communities across the state to ensure that Arkansans have choice, control, and independence through every stage of their lives. We invite you to learn more about what we are doing in the Little Rock area and how you can get involved at a volunteer informational event on Thursday, May 3.  You’ll meet volunteers involved in various AARP programs such as: • Tax Aide • Driver Safety • Movies for Grownups (MFG) • AARP work with Veterans • Advocacy • Free Coffee Fridays • Caregiving …

— Caregiving, financial security, health care—Arkansans 50-plus face multiple challenges. That’s why AARP Arkansas has expanded its list of topics for group presentations. Civic clubs, church groups, AARP chapters and other organizations can book a free presentation on Medicare, Social Security or caregiving, as well as the ever-popular Fraud Watch Network workshops. AARP Arkansas is recruiting volunteers with public speaking skills to lead the presentations. Volunteers will receive a do-it-yourself kit for each topic, including a curriculum, webinar and supporting materials. …

— To meet growing demand and address pressing issues facing people 50-plus, AARP Arkansas has expanded its list of community presentation topics.  Civic, community and church groups will soon be able to book free presentations on topics such as Medicare, Social Security, caregiving, financial security, health care, fraud and more. “We saw a need to increase our topics and expand our community presence,” said Lou Tobian, Outreach Director. “More presentations mean more people will learn about AARP.” To help with these additional presentations, AARP developed Do It Yourself (or DIY) …