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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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Needed in Utah for 2016 Tax Season

Posted on 09/20/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance and preparation for tax payers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program and is currently seeking volunteer tax preparers.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.  There are no age restrictions and it is not necessary to be a member of AARP nor a retiree to use this service. “This invaluable service helps thousands of …

Real Possibilities University Comes to Cedar City on October 8

Posted on 09/19/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Utah’s popular Real Possibilities University will be in Cedar City on October 8 at the Hunter Conference Center on the Southern Utah University campus, featuring speakers on brain fitness and financial fraud.  Dr. Kevin Duff of the University of Utah’s Brain Institute will discuss how to keep your brain sharp, recognizing signs of dementia, and recent research on memory loss and how to prevent it.  Keith Woodwell, Director of the Utah Division of Securities, will outline financial fraud, scams …

Join AARP Utah for a Free Scam Jam on October 15

Posted on 09/15/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Utah is co-hosting a free Scam Jam with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, the Utah Division of Securities, and the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to help protect you and the people you care about from becoming a target for a con artist.  Speakers from these state and federal agencies will discuss how to fight back and spot crooks before they spot you! Millions of dollars are lost each day–and approximately $4 billion a year here in …

Share Your Utah Portrait of Care

Posted on 09/15/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

“After my mother had her first stroke, when her time in the rehab hospital was over, they just kicked her out and said you have to take her home today – and that was it.” In 2009, Gwen’s mother suffered a stroke and suddenly needed round the clock care. Gwen became her family caregiver – juggling her new caregiving responsibilities with her full time job – determined to keep her mom at home, where she wants to be, and out …

Family Caregivers Needed for “Playful” Project

Posted on 09/9/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Are you interested in increasing support for family caregivers in Utah?  Do you enjoy the theater?  These two things may not seem like they go together, but combining your caregiving experiences with playwriting is a novel approach being taken by the College of Nursing at the University of Utah to document the effect of an arts-based activity on caregiver wellbeing. This project is seeking family caregivers to meet with other caregivers on five occasions over the course of a semester, …

Davis County Resource May Help Prevent Falls

Posted on 09/8/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Falls are a common and often devastating problem among older people, causing injuries that are sometimes life-threatening.   Falls can also lead to a loss of independence or premature admittance to a nursing home.  Most falls are associated with one or more identifiable risk factors (e.g. weakness, unsteady gait, confusion and certain medications) but research has shown that intervention can significantly reduce these risk factors when done properly.  That’s where programs like “Stepping On” can help by providing tips for people on …