Laura Polacheck


I am currently living in Utah, but still a diehard Packer fan (grew up in Milwaukee and went to UW).

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Tax Aide Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announced it is seeking volunteers in Utah. As the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is recruiting volunteers in the state for tax counseling and leadership positions, as well as public relations and greeter positions.  Each year from February 1 through April 15, trained and certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare, free of charge, federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle -income taxpayers, with special …


Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

List Narrows the Field of Contenders for the Movies for Grownups Award Winners to be Announced in January   WASHINGTON, DC—The Theory of Everything, Imitation Game and Birdman are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to AARP The Magazine, whose annual Movies for Grownups® Awards franchise honors outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience. The top 10 list features iconic films that pay homage to historical periods, life experiences, and contemporary topics …

AARP Introduces “Real Possibilities University” in 2014

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

 AARP’s “Staying Sharp” presentations on brain fitness and financial fraud have always been popular around the state, but for 2014 we decided to add break-out sessions on topics that our state research showed were of particular interest to Utahns 50+.  The topics added for these additional presentations included how to stay active for life; an overview of wills and living trusts; eating healthy; how to maximize Social Security benefits, and how to make your home fit your needs. Our first Real Possibilities …

Hearing Resource Center Launced by AARP

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Website Provides Tools and Tips for Living Well with Hearing Impairment To address the needs of the 70 percent of Americans age 50+ who suffer from some level of hearing loss, AARP has launched the AARP Hearing Resource Center.  The platform, online at, connects AARP members and other consumers interested in hearing health with helpful tips, information, tools and links to related product solutions and programs.  A Spanish language version of the site is also available.  “Hearing loss results …

AARP Local Discounts in Salt Lake City and Draper

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

 AARP Utah members can enjoy local discounts at the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium*! The discount offer at the museum runds through December 31 of 2015.  Just show your AARP membership card and receive $2 off the admission rate.  The offer isn’t good with other discounts, but includes one guest with each AARP member. If you haven’t visited the Natural History Museum, this is a great excuse to go!  A visit to the museum …

Tell Us Your Caregiving Story at

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Utah Community Outreach Director Jill Duke of South Jordan cared for her mother-in-law for six years while she still had three children at home and a fulltime job. She made a 120 mile roundtrip visit twice a week to help with medications, provide companionship, and perform everyday errands until her mother-in-law needed round-the-clock care in an assisted living facility. But Jill’s caregiving duties did not stop—she still visited her mother-in-law every day to attend to her physical and emotional …