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Free Shredding Events on Saturday, July 16 in Midvale and Ogden

Posted on 06/9/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

Mark your calendar for July 16, and join us to fight fraud and shred!  AARP Utah is once again teaming up with Fox 13 News and Shred-it to offer two free shredding events!  Both will occur on Saturday, July 16 from 8:00am–11:00am.  The Salt Lake City area event will take place at 6925 Union Park Center parking lot in Midvale, UT  84047.  In Ogden, find us at the Golden Spike Event Center, West Parking Lot, at 1000 North 1200 West, …

AARP Launches New Job Search Tool

Posted on 06/9/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

Great news!  AARP launched a new job search tool powered by Simply Hired to help the 50+ navigate the cluttered job market.  The tool will help you narrow down your search by title, company, work preference (full or part-time), skill, education and experience. What’s equally exciting, it will integrate job postings from the AARP Employer Pledge Program (nearly 300), with other employers who can post for a small fee and will indicate in their job description they are an age-friendly …

Discover Life Reimagined in Ogden on June 16

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

AARP Utah invites you to join us for a Life Reimagined Check-Up in Ogden on Thursday, June 16 at the Pleasant Valley Branch Library in Ogden.  What is Life Reimagined?  It’s a chance to revisit your hopes, dreams, and aspirations with the assistance of Life Reimagined guides to map out a plan for making these dreams a reality. With people living longer and redefining traditional notions of aging and retirement, a new life stage has emerged. Today, many people in …

Big Band Tuesdays Returns to the Gallivin Center

Posted on 05/26/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

Doesn’t dancing under the stars to music provided by top Utah big bands such as City Jazz, Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band, Wasatch Jazz Project, Tad Calcara & New Deal Swing, 23rd Army Band and the Joe Muscolino Band sound like a great time?  Throw in free dance classes and food trucks from the Food Truck League and you have the ingredients for a wonderful evening.  Big Band Summer at the Gallivin Center will run every Tuesday night throughout June, …

Enjoy AARP Utah Discounts with Your Membership

Posted on 05/25/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

AARP Utah is always looking for ways to connect you with other members, enjoy local attractions, and find out more about we do in the state.  Here are some opportunities for local discounts with your membership in Utah: AARP UTAH MUSIC FOR GROWNUPS Saturday, June 11, 8 p.m. at the Viridian Center, 8030 South 1825 West in West Jordan. Come join us for a special AARP Music for Grown Ups Night – “Beatles Tribute Concert” featuring Utah’s Jay Lawrence & …

Summer Vacation Tips from the AARP Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 05/15/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

Did you know that the AARP Fraud Watch Network has newsletters with great information about how to avoid becoming a fraud victim?  To get these free mailings, just click here. In the latest issue is a feature article on 4 Things to Watch Out for on Your Summer Travels:  Don’t let scammers ruin your summer vacation. 1. Wi-Fi dangers: Most public Wi-Fi hot spots are unsecure, and many people are unaware of the risks. The biggest danger is falling victim …

AAA Fair Credit Foundation Turns Dreams into Reality

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

To our readers:  The AAA Fair Credit Foundation is based in Salt Lake City and is a partner with AARP Utah on teaching how to save and plan for the future.  This is one story about a family they helped through their Individual Development Accounts Program.  We thought it was a heartwarming example of what planning for the future can do for a family. My name is Derrick Duncan. In 2013, my wife Kendra and I rented a home in …

Check Out These May Webinars from AARP

Posted on 05/6/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

AARP is pleased to offer webinars this month that can help you with work, caregiving, technology, and more!  These resources are part of our e-Programs on topics to help enrich our members’ lives. Coming up soon on Tuesday, May 10 at noon is a webinar, Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers:  The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker.  From finding a job to making the most of your work day, this webinar will provide you with tips, help you avoid …

Presentation on Investing May 24 at AARP Utah

Posted on 05/4/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

James Thibodeau, Senior Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be giving two presentations, “Investing for Seniors” and “Pyramid Schemes” on May 24th from 6:00pm–7:30pm at AARP Utah’s office.  The general public is invited to join us–you need not be a member of AARP or 50+ to attend. The SEC is the nation’s top regulator of securities and brokers, bringing enforcement actions against fraud, abuse, and unfair and deceptive practices.  Mr. Thibodeau’s  presentation on “Pyramid Schemes” will …

May is Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Month

Posted on 04/22/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Utah |

Dementia doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but the Alzheimer’s Association has a series of events during Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Month that can help!  On Tuesday, May 3, they will be holding an Education Conference in Park City with topics  that include effective communications strategies, understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors, and available community resources and services. The conference is designed specifically for the education of caregivers of those with dementia, with presentations by the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Utah, …