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Idahoans Are Asked To Watch For Signs of Elder Financial Exploitation

Posted on 06/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

  In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, the Idaho Department of Finance and the Idaho Commission on Aging spotlight the importance of safeguarding Idaho’s senior population by keeping a watchful eye for signs of elder financial exploitation and promptly reporting possible abuse to appropriate officials. Elder financial abuse is rising with the rapid aging of the North American population, due in part to the amount of wealth seniors have accumulated throughout their careers and their …

AARP Volunteers from Idaho Head to Washington

Posted on 06/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

Today, volunteers and staff from Idaho head to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, these volunteers and staff have carried crucial asks: AARP Idaho advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act and …

Frank Abagnale, of Catch Me If You Can fame, to Team Up With AARP Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 05/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

Think your identity won’t be stolen?  Neither did the staggering number of people who had their identity stolen last year! Want to learn more about how to protect yourself from Fraud? Watch AARP Live on Thursday, May 19 at 8pm MT with fraud expert Frank Abagnale! Frank Abagnale, once one of the world’s most famous con artist, has worked with the FBI as a nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes for the last 40 years.  Now he’s joining forces with …

Show your volunteers some love – nominate them for the AARP Andrus Award

Posted on 05/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

Every year AARP Idaho recognizes an outstanding volunteer in our state with The Andrus Award. The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who  spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. The award honors the spirit of AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need. According to Dr. Andrus, “It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. … The human contribution is the essential …

Wasden joins AARP Idaho for Telephone Town Hall on Fraud

Posted on 05/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

(Boise) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will speak on May 11 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 …

AARP Idaho’s 2016 Shred Fest Proves Successful

Posted on 04/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho’s 2016 Shred Fest certainly proved its worth. AARP members descended on City Hall West in Boise to shred personal financial documents and other sensitive records. Before the event began, over 30 cars lined up to be the first in line. Over the next three hours, more than 500 cars pulled through delivering 800 boxes to be shredded. In total, AARP’s 2016 Shred Fest in Boise destroyed 16,000 pounds …

Happy Volunteer Week and Thank You, From AARP Idaho

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

 Each year during the month of April, AARP honors volunteers across the country with a special week: National Volunteer Week.  In 2016, this celebratory week of April 10th-16th offers a wonderful opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers in Idaho.  Across the Gem State, more than 300 AARP Idaho volunteers are working hard to make Idaho a better place to live. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that acts of service are what make us human.  “Everybody can be great,” he …

‘Shred Fest 2016’ Helps Treasure Valley Consumers Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

Posted on 04/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Idaho is joining with the Boise Police Department to sponsor “Shred Fest 2016” – an event to provide free shredding of personal financial documents and other sensitive records. The Shred Fest will be held on Wednesday, April 27th at City Hall West in Boise and is available to everyone…AARP member or not. Shredding services begins at 10:00 a.m., and will continue until 1:00 p.m., …

8 in 10 Say Presidential Candidates Must Take a Stand on Social Security as Basic Threshold for Leadership in New AARP Survey of Likely 50+ Voters

Posted on 04/7/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a new AARP survey released today, 8 in 10 say that taking a stand on Social Security is a basic threshold for Presidential leadership. The survey of likely voters age 50+ also shows nearly 40% are dissatisfied with their retirement savings and nearly half of voters worry they won’t be able to achieve their financial goals over the next five years (49%).  4 in 10 (40%) still don’t know for certain which party’s presidential candidate they’ll …

Multicultural Outreach Internship Available at AARP Idaho

Posted on 03/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Idaho |

This paid internship involves outreach, event planning and communication initiatives directed toward AARP’s membership base, volunteers, and legislators, particularly in the multicultural community. This includes, but is not limited to, the coordination of events and volunteers, public/media relations, program design, and organizational communication. Under state staff guidance this position will: Develop, organize and promote bilingual events focused on caregiver, fraud watch and financial security. Intern must be mission focused and dedicated to AARP’s Multicultural Markets and Engagement goals Identify and …