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Laura Polacheck

Biography:

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

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The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …

Free Movie Screening in Orem on March 3

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Great news for movie fans!  AARP Utah will be showing a free screening of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Orem on March 3 at 7:00 pm at the Cinemark University Mall Theater, 1010 South 800 East.   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is supposed to be India’s answer for the UK’s most elegant retirees – a place where they can spend their golden years surrounded by lush amenities – that is, until seven retirees who are in need of …

AARP Survey: Utahns Overwhelmingly Support State-Run Savings Plan

Posted on 02/18/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Utah unveiled a statewide survey that showed a growing concern over retirement savings in the state.  The survey, Making Retirement a Reality:  Helping Utahns Age 25-64 Save and Take Control of Their Future, engaged 1,000 Utahns age 25-64 and found that 85 percent wish they were able to save more money for retirement and 77 percent support the idea of a state-created retirement plan for those who lack access at their place of work.  One in six of those surveyed …

Join AARP Utah at “2 Your Health” at South Towne February 21

Posted on 02/17/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Join AARP Utah and Channel 2 News for “2 Your Health,” a health fair at South Towne Expo Center that will feature health screenings, body mass index testing, memory testing, spinal screenings, blood pressure readings, vision and hearing testing, mental health screenings, and Lasik vision tests.  And it’s all free! AARP Utah will be there to provide a wealth of information about caregiving and resources, including ways to join AARP’s I Heart Caregivers Campaign. For many, family caregiving is more …

Voting Rights 50 Years Later: Leaders Say the March to the Polls is Still Indispensable

Posted on 02/16/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

As America celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), millions of eyes are on the hard-fought battle that was finally won in 1965. Forums, documentaries, and movies, such as “Selma”, are permeating the airwaves with the historic events that led to the Congressional passage of the VRA, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965. But, even as the celebration of the victory has begun, there are those whose eyes remain focused on …

Free Educational Series for Caregivers in Ogden

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

  Are you a caregiver living in the Ogden area?  The Care for the Caregiver Coalition is there to help.  They’re offering a free series of educational programs at Weber Human Services in Ogden beginning on March 20, and running every Friday until May 8.   All class begin at noon–with lunch provided–and end at 1:00 pm.  Respite services are also available during class time.  The class schedule is as follows:   3/20/15:  I’m doing this, but I hate it! …