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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AARP IDAHO LAUNCHES MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS IN BOISE

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More than 200 attend free screening of box office hit Hidden Figures Boise, ID – As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, the state office of AARP Idaho recently launched a new program designed to combine fun with purpose while spotlighting films and performances that resonate with the 50+ movie goer. Movies for Grownups is an opportunity for AARP members, their guests and the public to enjoy complimentary screenings of Hollywood’s biggest hits. More than 200 guests packed …

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 …