AARP Utah Executive Council Member Amanda Lambert Authors New Caregiving Guide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-20T15:39:43+00:00">November 20, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-20T16:31:44+00:00">November 20, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah Executive Council member Amanda Lambert is a geriatric care manager and owner of Lambert Care Management, LLC; after her years of experience working with older adults and seeing families struggle to find and afford care for elders, she approached her colleague and friend Leslie Eckford about writing a book on the subject.   Given the huge growth in the number of older people that is coming both in Utah and the country, as a whole, this book is well-timed …

When Something is Free, Until It Isn’t

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-15T14:27:19+00:00">November 15, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

  An 84-year-old widow called the AARP Fraud Watch Network after accepting a free trial offer for skin cream she had seen a famous personality touting on television. She had no idea she needed to cancel after receiving the free trial. She was sent more product at a cost of $200 and is fighting to return the product and get her money back. Here’s information from the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help you spot and avoid this type of …

Beware: Veterans Targeted in Veterans Day Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-01T12:20:15+00:00">November 1, 2017</time> by

  As we honor those who have served our country this Veterans Day, know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers. How It Works: Targeting veterans can take many forms: The Cash for Benefits Scheme: Predatory lenders target veterans in need of money by offering cash in exchange for future disability or pension payments. These buyouts are typically a fraction of the value of the benefit. The …

Is Public Wi-Fi Safe?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-18T12:13:32+00:00">October 18, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

  Free public Wi-Fi, available at places like airports and coffee shops, are convenient, but can be risky. How It Works: Scammers monitor commonly used Wi-Fi network names, and set up their own “evil twin” access points in hopes your computer or device will automatically connect to it without your consent. Or they launch a “man in the middle” attack, by hacking in between you and your Wi-Fi connection. Their goal? To grab your emails, credit card numbers, and passwords. …

Seeking Volunteers for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-04T17:32:24+00:00">October 4, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, and is seeking volunteers to help with this service for the 2018 tax season.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, approaching its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  Training will begin next month. “Tax-Aide helps thousands of low-to-moderate income Utahns complete their tax returns every  year …

AARP Utah Executive Council Member Summits Aging

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-25T19:11:07+00:00">September 25, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-25T19:22:00+00:00">September 25, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

Executive Council Member Pam McComas decided that growing older didn’t mean putting aside new dreams and challenges.  Here is her story of her summit of the Grand Teton this summer, with plans to do more: I don’t really know what it means to age gracefully. I started rock climbing on my 59th birthday and was hooked. At 60 I climbed a 1000 foot peak in the Wind Rivers. Honestly, I climb BIG mountains with friends half my age and, with …

Enjoy these Ogden Discounts and Events

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-14T17:55:52+00:00">July 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-25T17:26:06+00:00">July 25, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

What’s summer without baseball?  Come to AARP Night at the Raptors on Monday, August 14 to watch the Ogden Raptors take on the Great Falls Voyagers at 7:00pm at Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Avenue in Ogden, UT  84401.  AARP members get 2-for-1 tickets which includes a hot dog, chips, and a drink with each ticket!  To order, call the Raptors ticket office at 801-393-2450 and identify yourself as an AARP member. You’ll also have the chance to have your picture …

Enjoy These Membership Engagements in Salt Lake City

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-30T13:11:26+00:00">June 30, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-12T15:10:06+00:00">July 12, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

  It’s summertime and AARP Utah has discounts at popular attractions around town to help you enjoy some of the sights and sounds that Salt Lake City has to offer, including concerts and movies that you can attend all year round! Here is a list of where your AARP membership card will help you connect with other members: Hogle Zoo: AARP members and up to two (2) of their guests will receive a $5.00 off of the adult (12+) regularly priced …

Catch a $10 Show at the Lyric Theatre on July 14

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-08T19:30:22+00:00">June 8, 2017</time> by

AARP Utah is pleased to offer members and up to four of their guests a chance to buy $25 tickets for just $10 for the Friday, July 14 performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare . . . Abridged.  This hilarious play features three young American actors who undertake the Herculean task of performing the entire repertoire of the Bard in less than two hours!  Irreverent and zany, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare . . . Abridged will change the …

AARP Utah Teams Up with Fox 13 and Shred-It for Free Shredding Events

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-17T12:32:43+00:00">May 17, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-01T19:07:22+00:00">June 1, 2017</time> by AARP Utah

At AARP, we’re serious about wanting to help consumers fight identity theft!  That’s why we’re teaming up once again with Fox 13 News and Shred-It to offer free shredding events, this time in both Midvale and Ogden on Saturday, July 15 from 8:00am–11:00am. This event is open to the public, regardless of age or AARP membership.  Shredding sensitive financial documents and other materials that contain personal information will prevent thieves from using these data to open false accounts or lines …