Learn More About Our Volunteer Team!

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Are you looking for ways to give back to your community, particularly your fellow 50+ Gem Staters?  If so, we would love to share how AARP Idaho is working to ensure that Idaho residents have choice, control and independence through every stage of their lives. Please join us the afternoon of Tuesday, April 4  at 1:15pm MTN for a volunteer team building workshop in our Boise office. This is the first of several opportunities to learn more about AARP Idaho. For a complete …

Free Shred Event at Expo Idaho in Boise, April 1

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As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho is offering a FREE shredding opportunity on April 1, 2017 at Expo Idaho. The event takes place from 10am to 2pm or until the trucks are full. You can see the exact location of the trucks HERE. There’s no limit on the number of bags or boxes but shredding services are for personal documents only. What: Free Document Shredding When: April 1, 2017 at Expo Idaho from 10:00am …

Idaho Legislative Update

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AARP Idaho has been at the Idaho Capitol this week supporting some great measures to help the 50+. We testified in the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday in favor of Senate Bill 1121 which creates a funding mechanism for future distribution to the Safe Routes to School Healthy Kids Program from potential state or other funding that will be deposited in the fund created by the State Treasury and distributed by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council. This is a great start …

A Resource Guide for Idaho Family Caregivers

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A family caregiver may be a parent caring for a child with serious medical issues, or a young adult taking care of a grandparent with a heart condition. A caregiver may be a sister caring for a brother with schizophrenia, or a husband supporting and caring for a wife with dementia. Often, caregiving involves a combination of roles – everything from a simple trip to the grocery store or a medical appointment – to 24/7 care involving medication administration or …

New Knowledge Adventures 2017 Spring Semester Bigger Than Ever

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More than 130 classes available across the Treasure Valley Boise, ID – New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) is a lifelong continuing education program for older adults designed to offer exceptional learning, exploration and fellowship opportunities in a comfortable and non-competitive academic surrounding. Supported by Idaho State University, AARP Idaho and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, NKA represents the most affordable learning opportunity for the 50 plus in the Treasure Valley. For just $35 participants can sign up for an unlimited number …

Have You Taken The 2017 Traumatic Brain Injury Survey?

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Falls are the second leading cause of head injury in the elderly! NEW: Have You Taken The 2017 Traumatic Brain Injury Survey? WHO: Individuals experiencing a TBI or their family, friends, or caregiver AND who are or plan to receive services in Idaho. WHEN: Opens: February 6th Closes: March 17th To Take the Survey Click Here

AARP Volunteers Head to Capitol to Support Family Caregivers

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Boise, Idaho – On Tuesday, February 7, more than 100 volunteers and staff will head to Boise to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Idahoans on the crucial issue of Family Caregiving. While meeting with members of the legislature, these volunteers and staff will ask lawmakers to support family caregivers by passing a concurrent resolution to support the Idaho Caregiver Action Plan introduced in the House Health and Welfare Committee last week. “Most of us have been …

AARP Idaho Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare Proposed ‘Voucher’ Plan Threatens Benefits of Idaho Residents

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Boise, Idaho — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Idahoans who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees. Over the next few weeks, AARP staff and volunteers will meet with members of Congress to underscore that various voucher proposals …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2017 Tax Season

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AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION FEB 1 THROUGH APRIL 18 From Sandpoint to Soda Springs Tax-Aide sites available across Idaho. ​ ​Boise, Idaho – Beginning February 1 and running through April 18, AARP Foundation is once again providing free tax assistance and preparation for Idahoans across the state. 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 …

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