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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Volunteer as a Citizen Observer in Utah’s Courts

Posted on 11/20/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Do you value fairness in our state courts? Would you like to use your observation and writing skills to help improve Utah’s courts? The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission [“JPEC”] is seeking citizen volunteers to observe and evaluate judges throughout the state.  Volunteers write reports that judges use for self-improvement purposes and that JPEC uses as one of several factors in deciding whether judges should be recommended for retention at election time. This is a unique opportunity for engaged citizens to …

Provo and Salt Lake City Rank in Top Five of “Best Cities for Successful Aging”

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Utah is known for its fabulous skiing, beautiful national parks (five of them, the most in the country) and clean living, but it’s also recognized as one of the best states for successful aging according to an index released by the Milken Institute on November 18.  Provo was ranked third and Salt Lake City was ranked fifth of 352 U.S. cities in their index, which realizes that most Americans want to age at home and in place as opposed to …

AARP Live–Join the Conversation on November 20

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

We’re living in a digital world.   According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, seventy-eight percent of baby boomers are on line, and 52% of seniors are online and its growing every day.   These age groups spend more time each week on the internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines are newspapers.   Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows, once older Americans get on-line they find that digital technology …

New Tech Books Help People 50+ Get Tech-Savvy

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

  Que Publishing and AARP Release First Four Books of Series   Press Center, November 13, 2014           Media Contacts: Monique O’Grady, AARP, (202) 434-2563, Lisa Jacobson Brown, Pearson/Que, (317) 428-3575, Indianapolis, Ind. – AARP is teaming up with Que Publishing, a division of Pearson, to help those 50+ learn how to use technology, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and social media.  Que and AARP are developing new products within Que’s popular “My for Seniors” …

Help Plan Utah’s Future with Envision Utah

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

Utah is growing.  By the year 2050, the population will nearly double in size.  This is a continuing trend in the state; Utah has a history of growth and a successful track record of planning for the future.  And that’s where you come in! AARP Utah is proud to partner with Envision Utah to help plan for our future.  Their efforts engage people to create and sustain communities that are beautiful, prosperous, healthly, and neighborly for current and future residents.  …

Join the AARP Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 11/7/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Did you know that every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen?  Last year, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  Identity theft, investment fraud, and other scams cost Americans $18 billion last year–a figure that is much too high.  To help outsmart con artists before they steal your hard-earned money, join the AARP Fraud Watch Network as a go-to resource.  Anyone of any age can access our information and tools are free of charge. The Fraud Watch Network gives …