Mayor Mike Watson addressed the November American Association for Retired Persons chapter meeting last week and told them about Maumelle’s Long Term Strategic plan.

A slate of officers for 2014 was presented and approved by the membership.

The Maumelle AARP Chapter also presented their annual Thanksgiving and Christmas checks to the Hope Alliance at that same meeting. They also voted to brighten Christmas and sponsor 10 veterans at Ft. Roots Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock. Several other Maumelle organizations are adopting the Fort Roots veterans for Christmas.

The Chapter is preparing for their annual Christmas party given for the residents at Audubon Pointe Apartments with music and refreshments. It is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at Audubon Pointe.

A chapter Christmas pot luck and dance will be held in the Maumelle Senior Wellness Center, 550 Edgewood Drive, on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. All seniors in Maumelle and even in the surrounding area are invited to attend.