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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“Grandkids are Grand” Photo Winner

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Utah congratulates Gloria Stoddard for submitting the winning photograph of granddaughter Kaiya for our first “Grandkids are Grand” photo contest!  For having the winning entry, Gloria will receive a $500 Amazon gift card. AARP Utah is always looking for fun ways to engage our members and those 50+ through Movies for Grown-Ups, hosting a rest stop for the MS 150 Bike Ride in Logan, offering local discounts, or handing out free ear plugs at the Rocky Mountain Raceways as …

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Subsidies in the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

In a 6-3 decision issued Thursday, June 25, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of King v Burwell that federal subsidies for people to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act (Act) are constitutional.  The issue in the case was whether subsidies would only be allowed if the subsidies were given through exchanges that the states set up themselves.  Because 34 declined to set up their own exchanges and defaulted to the federal exchanges instead, the question was whether the provision …

Come to a Free Shredding Event on July 11

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Utah and FOX 13 are teaming up to hold a free shredding event on Saturday, July 11 at 6985 Union Park Center in Midvale to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.  You can bring up to ten bags or boxes of sensitive documents with personal information such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, financial statements, and medical bills.  Don’t miss this opportunity to have your confidential documents shredded free of charge by trained Shred-It staff. …

What We Do for You at AARP

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP offers many things for our members and the public in general, but sometimes it’s hard to hear about everything that we do.  Here’s an overview to keep you up to speed on our major goals as an organization. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities*, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as employment security, health care and retirement planning. The principles of collective purpose, collective voice and …

AARP Delivers 60,000 Petitions to Department of Labor Calling for Better Investments Standards

Posted on 06/16/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

The following press release was issued by AARP on Tuesday, June 16.   AARP Takes on Bad Financial Advice, Delivering Total of Nearly 60,000 Petitions to Push for Better Retirement Investment Standard WASHINGTON, DC—Today, in advance of a Congressional hearing this week, AARP delivered to the U.S. Department of Labor what amounts to a total of nearly 60,000 petitions containing signatures from people in every state in support of a higher standard to prevent conflicts of interest, following the release …

Free Admission to Rocky Mountain Raceways on June 27

Posted on 06/15/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Start your engines race fans!  Do you want to have a fun night out and help a great cause at the same time?  AARP is proud to fuel and support the Utah Food Bank in its race to end hunger on Saturday, June 27 for its 19th birthday bash.  Just bring five cans of food to the Raceways and you’ll get free admission! AARP’s Drive to End Hunger is proud to support the Utah Food Bank, which distributed over 31 …