AARP IDAHO TO HOST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL

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WITH IDAHO PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE Idahoans invited to attend and ask their questions on January 11   Boise, ID – Thousands of AARP members as well as others across the Gem State will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Idaho President Pro Tem of the Senate Brent Hill and Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and …

IDAHO GOVERNOR C.L. “BUTCH” OTTER MAKES BIPARTISAN LIST OF “CAPITOL CAREGIVERS”

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  AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers Boise, ID – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Idaho, AARP names Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter as a 2016 “Capitol Caregiver,” a bipartisan group of elected officials from more than 23 states.  These leaders have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Idahoans to live independently in their homes and communities—where they want to be. “AARP thanks Governor Otter for championing …

Join AARP Idaho for a Free Screening of Hidden Figures

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AARP Idaho members are invited to a free screening of Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. Hidden Figures is the incredible story of Katherine Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the …

AARP and Frank Abagnale Launch Effort to End the Tech Support Scam

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Microsoft Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Consumers Have Encountered the Scam   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With U.S. consumers falling victim to the “technical support scam” in greater numbers than ever before, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched an initiative to raise awareness of the scam and educate consumers about how they can protect themselves. A survey released last month by Microsoft found that over the past year two-thirds of consumers have experienced the tech support scam, in which fraudsters pose …

AARP Idaho Town Hall with Governor Otter and Lt. Governor Little

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Idahoans invited to attend and ask their questions on November 10th Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and take questions via telephone regarding recent election results, healthcare coverage and other issues important to the 50+ in Idaho. AARP will call …

Don’t Let Halloween Turn Into A Nightmare

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Usually a treat for children, Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year, AARP offers tips to stay safe   Q: I remember in past years that you had a Halloween Safety Sheet that could be printed and used as a handout or poster.  Do you still have those available?   Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for children, but also one of the most dangerous.  Except for the 4th of July, …

Looking Forward to the Holidays?

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…so are the Scammers. With the holidays approaching quickly, the traditional season for giving has become a peak time for taking among con-artists targeting Idaho consumers.  While most of us focus on family and friends during the holidays, scammers are zeroing in on your wallets and bank accounts. At AARP Idaho, we’re encouraging consumers to be on the lookout for some emerging and popular scams, and to also share the information with their families and loved ones to help keep …

Join AARP Idaho & the Idaho Dept. of Insurance for Medicare 101

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Medicare can be confusing…but it doesn’t have to be! Did you know that Medicare choices can impact your financial security? Join AARP Idaho and the Idaho Department of Insurance Senior Health Advisors in Caldwell, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Post Falls to get your Medicare questions answered in person by the experts. You’ll learn the basics of the Medicare program, who is eligible, what is covered, how your choice can impact financial security, and what resources are available. Gain insight into …

Medicare Open Enrollment Opens October 15

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This fall, AARP Idaho is encouraging Medicare beneficiaries to read their annual Notice of Change and to review their health and prescription drug plan options for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th). Given the trend in high prescription medication prices, consumers are advised to pay close attention to their Medicare Part D drug plan options to help save money. Medicare plans often change their cost-sharing and coverage benefits every year. However, insurers must notify all their …

Lynn Young Selected as Recipient of 2016 Andrus Award

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AARP Idaho announced today that Lynn Young of Meridian was selected to receive the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will present the honor to Young at an …