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How Much are People on Medicare Spending on Their Health Care?

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

If you think Medicare is free, then you are in for a surprise. People on Medicare are spending a lot on health care! To see how much people on Medicare are really spending, click the picture below and explore AARP’s Public Policy Interactive Storybook on Medicare. For further assistance, contact The Idaho Department of Insurance’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA). SHIBA is available to help consumers understand their options. SHIBA is a federally-funded program that offers free, unbiased counseling …

Idaho Treasure Award to Honor Tom and Jo Ann Trail

Posted on 11/11/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

The University of Idaho will honor two former employees and loyal Vandals with the Idaho Treasure Award on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. The honor recognizes retired university faculty and staff members and their family for their contributions of leadership and service to the university. This year’s recipients are Thomas F. and Jo Ann S. Trail. The award will be presented at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, during the 2015 Idaho Treasure Award Luncheon at the Best Western Plus University Inn in …

ISU and Idaho Commission on Aging Seeks Feedback to Improve Senior Services in Idaho

Posted on 11/3/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

As you age, will you be able to take care of yourself or need to rely on others? What services and supports will you need? Are they available in your community? These are a few of the questions that a new statewide assessment is trying to answer. The Idaho Commission on Aging—in partnership with Idaho State University’s Institute of Rural Health—are exploring the needs of older Idahoans, their awareness of services in their communities and if those services are adequate.  The …

AARP Brain Health Survey Reveals Nearly Half of People Are Not Doing the Most Important Activities to Support Brain Health

Posted on 10/27/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Boise, ID— In AARP’s latest survey on brain health, it found that although virtually every adult age 40 and over (98%) believes it is important to maintain or improve their brain health, only about half (56%) are doing one of the two most important activities to support their brain health—engaging in exercise and eating a healthy diet. According to a 2011 study by the Mayo Clinic and a 2010 study published in the Nature Reviews Neuroscience Journal, engaging in aerobic …

Medicare Annual Enrollment to begin October 15

Posted on 10/19/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

BOISE ID (October 14, 2015) – The Idaho Department of Insurance reminds Medicare beneficiaries that the annual enrollment period will begin October 15 and continue through December 7. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can change, drop or enroll in a prescription drug coverage plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. Annual enrollment does not apply to Medigap. The Department’s office of Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is available to help consumers understand their options. SHIBA is a federally-funded program that offers …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on 10/6/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Boise, ID –AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax loving volunteers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop from the Internal Revenue Service prior to working with taxpayers. There is also a need for grass-roots …