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 Utah Commissions Study on Cost of Retiring Poor in the State

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

  The Cost of Retiring Poor:  Nearly 1 in 5 Utahns Will Reach Retirement age with More Debt than Cash and Savings Increasing Net Worth Among the Least Prepared for Retirement by $14,000 Over Career Would Save Government $194 million New research by Notalys LLC shows that modest increases in net worth among those who save the least for retirement would greatly improve retirement readiness and reduce government expenditures on public assistance programs.  The research was commissioned by AARP Utah. …

Congratulations to Donna Russell, AARP Utah’s New State President

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

AARP Utah is pleased to announce the appointment of Donna Russell as Utah’s new State President and leader of our Executive Council.  This position is the top volunteer role in Utah.  Donna will guide of team of leadership volunteers to shape and execute AARP’s statewide priorities.  The appointment was made by Carlos Brandenburg, AARP West Region’s Volunteer Director. Donna is well known and respected among her peers who work with Utah’s older adults.  Until very recently, Donna was the Director …

Don’t Fall For Tax Season Scams

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

You’re Invited to Democracy Day 2015 on February 12

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Democracy Day 2015 is set for Thursday, February 12, and AARP Utah is excited to partner with the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Utah and invite the public to the Utah State Capitol for a morning of citizen action.  The event is free, but we ask you to register here. This year’s Democracy Day will begin at 8:30 am with breakfast in the Capitol Rotunda with state legislators.  Attendees will provide their address upon registration so they can be seated with …

AARP Utah Legislative Priorities for 2015

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

 With the new year comes another new Utah legislative session, and AARP Utah is ready to advocate for key issues critical to residents 50 and older.  AARP priorities in 2015 will focus on policies that help protect the health and financial security of Utahns who need it the most. “With 212,000 members in Utah, AARP is the state’s largest advocacy organization looking out for the interests of individuals age 50 and older,” said AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby.  “As …

AARP Utah Recognizes Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Senator Brian Shiozawa as Utah Capitol Caregivers

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

(Midvale, UT) To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Utah, AARP named Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Senator Brian Shiozawa as 2014 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and 3 governors from 19 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Utahns to live independently at home—where they want to be. Representative Chavez-Houck and Senator Shiozawa will be formally recognized for this honor today at the …