Enjoy a Night at the Movies on Us!

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Please join us for a FREE screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard in Boise at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 Theater on August 18 at 6:00 p.m. The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men (Samuel L Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive …

AARP Idaho and YMCA to Partner for Community-Focused Programming

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AARP and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) today announced they will partner in 10 U.S. communities to create and deliver programming and local events focused on the health and well-being of residents of all ages.  AARP and Y-USA said the communities were selected in order to reach a variety of people, cultures, and community sizes. They are: Asheville, NC; Bismarck, ND; Treasure Valley, ID; Burlington, VT; Colorado Springs, CO; Long Island, NY; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Rapid City, SD, and …

Enjoy Affordable Lifelong Learning Opportunities

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Choose from 120 classes this fall semester for just $35. 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 of classes. …

Free Screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife in Boise

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Please join us for a FREE screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife in Boise at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 Theater. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, violence, brief sexuality, nudity and smoking. Don’t miss out on a chance to join us for the free screening of The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh! …

Scorecard Ranks Idaho 14th in Long-Term Services

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Idaho ranks 14th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations on quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers –the third in a series of reports—ranks each state overall …

Grants Available to Make Communities Livable for all Ages

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AARP staff and volunteers across the country are working with local leaders and organizations to enhance the quality of life for all people of all ages. Our most comprehensive program to make this vision a reality is the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. This ever-growing network includes more than 170 enrolled communities across more than three-dozen states, representing more than 65 million people. (Check out The Member List.) To help support communities and create change in both AARP age-friendly …

Enjoy Outdoor Concerts All Summer Long

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Back by popular demand,  AARP members and their guests can enjoy great music at discounted prices all summer long. Scheduled on select Thursdays, June 8 through Sept. 7, the Great Garden Escape concert series at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise features country, rock, jazz, rhythm and blues, acoustic and other music genres. This year’s lineup includes the Smooth Avenue, Hoochie Coochie Men, Big Wow Band!, Bread and Circus and the Blues Brothers Rock N’ Roll Soul Revue. For a complete …

Wasden joins AARP Idaho for Telephone Town Hall on Fraud

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Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will speak on May 10 to thousands of AARP Idaho members to discuss fraud, identity theft and how to avoid becoming the next victim of a costly scam. The Attorney General’s Office is the leader in Idaho for enforcing the state’s consumer protection laws and helping educate citizens on avoiding fraud. Wasden will be joined by Brett DeLange, Chief of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and state director Lupe Wissel from AARP Idaho, which …

AARP Remains Steadfastly Opposed to Health Bill

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AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP’s opposition to the health bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would harm American families who count on access to affordable health care: “AARP is deeply disappointed in today’s vote by the House to pass this deeply flawed health bill. The bill will put an Age Tax on us as we age, harming millions of American families with health insurance, forcing many to lose coverage or pay thousands of dollars …