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AARP Idaho hosts Sen. Crapo for Telephone Town Hall

AARP Idaho hosts Sen. Crapo for Telephone Town Hall

Posted on 10/28/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

AARP Idaho is pleased to host a telephone town hall with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo on Tuesday, October 29th from 11:00am to 11:55am (Mountain Time).  If you have questions for the Senator or would just like to listen in, feel free to join discussion by calling toll free 1-877-229-8493; PIN = 17642. As Idaho’s senior senator, Crapo is the Ranking Member (lead Republican) of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee which addresses expansion of home ownership, regulatory issues, …

AARP Idaho Kicks Off "Minds in Motion" with College of Southern Idaho

AARP Idaho Kicks Off “Minds in Motion” with College of Southern Idaho

Posted on 10/25/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

AARP Idaho is pleased to partner with the College of Southern Idaho on a new lifelong learning series called Minds in Motion. Minds in Motion is an exciting series of lectures, classes and activities designed to enrich your life through education, physical activity and community connection. Courses will include tours of local industry, outdoor programs and seminars on a broad range of topics such as brain health and fraud prevention. The Minds in Motion kick off event will take place …

2013 LEGISLATIVE REPORT

Posted on 04/19/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Idaho Trifecta – Board Appointment, Health Care and Consumer Protection Headlining a long list of accomplishments by the AARP Idaho team this legislative session, State Director Mark Estess has been selected by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter to serve on the 19-member board of directors which will “set the rules and regulations for implementing” the state-based health insurance exchange in Idaho. By organizing a diverse coalition of private and public sector partners, testifying and actively participating in the legislative process, AARP …

The History of AARP

The History of AARP

Posted on 12/6/2012 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal, founded AARP in 1958. AARP evolved from the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA), which Dr. Andrus had established in 1947 to promote her philosophy of productive aging, and in response to the need of retired teachers for health insurance.  At that time, private health insurance was virtually unavailable to older Americans; in fact, it was not until 1965 that the government enacted Medicare, which provides health benefits to persons over age …

Latino Youth Scholarship

Latino Youth Scholarship

Posted on 11/29/2012 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

November 29, 2012 AARP Idaho presented its Latino Youth Education Scholarship to Marissa P. Hernandez, 18, of Nampa.  Community leaders gathered to celebrate Hernandez and award the $1,500 scholarship that will help her pay for college following her graduation next year from Nampa High School.  The high school senior maintains a good grade-point-average, helps her family financially by cleaning a local business office and still has time to volunteer by reading to seniors, making baby quilts, raking leaves and helping …

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Older Workers–A New Look

Posted on 09/25/2012 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

By Mark Estess, State Director – AARP Idaho The American population is getting older—and Idaho is a compelling example.  In 2000, there were about 330,000 people in our state who were age 50 and over.  By 2010, the 50+ group had grown to about 480,000. By 2030, the figure is projected to reach almost 700,000, more than double what it was when this century began. At the same time, many older adults want to stay in the workforce longer than …