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Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Now Through April 15th

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Idaho through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Last year, 278 Idaho AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 32,000 people file their federal, state and local tax returns. Refunds in Idaho totaled more …

AARP Idaho Recognizes Outstanding Volunteer, Fred Turner

Posted on 12/14/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Fred Turner has been an active AARP Idaho volunteer for nearly ten years.  Since commencing his volunteer service for AARP in 2006, Fred has served as co-chair for the Capitol City Task Force, the AARP state advocacy group, and he has served three consecutive two-year terms on the AARP Idaho Executive Council (since January, 2010).    For the past six years, Fred has volunteered as a Senior Health Insurance Medicare Advisor, which he continues to do from our Boise office every …

AARP Honors Local Family Caregiver, from Boise, Idaho

Posted on 12/10/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

 “A good day was filled with joy and laughter. The tough time was exhaustion—the constant lifting and lack of sleep,” Yvette, Boise, ID. Yvette, age 55, has epilepsy. She cared for her parents while working, raising two children and helping with her much younger sister, Jocelyn. Her mother, Donna, had multiple sclerosis, and her father, LeeRoy, a veteran, was paralyzed from a stroke. AARP believes family caregivers stories, like Yvette’s, aren’t celebrated nearly enough. Because of their tireless efforts, older …

How to Keep Your Pet Safe while on the Road: 5 Tips for Driving With Pets

Posted on 12/8/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

You’ve probably seen the ironic bumper stickers claiming “Dog is My Copilot.” It may be a play on words, but it’s also frequently true, especially during the holiday season. Idahoans all over the state will be making the rural-trek to see family and friends, with their “furry copilot.” According to the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association, 84 percent of pet owners say they take their pets on the road with them. Sure, Fido may love the wind in his face …

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 …