Stories tagged: "seniors"

AARP Arizona
AARP Arizona: It’s Time to Protect Our Loved Ones Living in Nursing Homes From COVID-19

"As each day of the pandemic passes, family members, staff and communities are becoming increasingly worried about the health and safety of those inside long-term care facilities."

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Surplus of Food Boxes Up for Grabs After Calls to Senior Help Line Slow Down

Now that phone calls to the 24-Hour Senior Help Line have slowed down, the Area Agency on Aging has a limited surplus of items for people who may need food boxes and some household items.

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AARP Arizona Thinks More Needs to Be Done to Keep The Power On For Seniors

AARP Arizona is asking the state's Corporation Commission to avoid future utility rate hikes by cutting out unnecessary expenses.

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‘Desperate’: Arizonans Line Up at Groceries That May Not Have Essentials

Arizonans are flocking to grocery stores during special early hours to try to score some high-demand essentials like toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Sun City West
Sun City West Closing Senior Rec Centers Over Coronavirus

Recreation centers in the Sun City West community in Arizona are shutting down for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Hundreds of Arizonans Have Lost Homes Over Debts As Small As $16, Report Says

Arizona is one of 13 states where homeowners can lose all of their home equity over tax debt, no matter how small, according to AARP.

High Healthcare Costs
Steep Healthcare Costs Pushing Arizona Seniors Into Financial Hardship

A local  senior discusses her struggle to keep up with out-of-pocket healthcare costs. In October 2018, Chandler resident Christine Castillo faced a dilemma many other retirees find themselves in. The company she worked for since retiring from a state job in 2007 had no plans of renewing her work contract, so she had no choice...