Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

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Want to be part of something big in the Gem State? AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help during the tax season. This program is available to anyone, young or old, AARP member or not. You don’t need to be a math expert to be a volunteer. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support …

Join AARP Idaho for a Town Meeting with Senator Mike Crapo

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Join us for an AARP Idaho town meeting with Senator Mike Crapo You’re invited to join us for a telephone town hall meeting with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. This live and interactive call is your opportunity to ask the Senator questions via telephone on the national debt, budget, Social Security, Medicare or other issues. The hour long conversation begins at 6:10 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, August 24th. Participants can join dialing toll free                         (877) 229-8493 and entering …

Recruitment for the AARP Driver Safety Idaho State Coordinator

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AARP Driver Safety (ADS) is seeking a highly qualified person to serve as the next State Coordinator for Idaho. The current State Coordinator, Roger Wheeler, has decided to retire from the position.  This is an unpaid volunteer position. Any ADS volunteer or individual outside of the program is welcomed to apply.  Please refer to the attached position description for additional information. This key position requires both a commitment to the policies and direction of Driver Safety, and the ability to …

Inaction Now Could Cost Future Idaho Retirees Nearly 25 Percent their of Social Security

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Boise, ID — New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 806,000 Idaho workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in cuts is not imminent, in June, the Social Security Trustees reported that the trust fund would run dry in 2034. After that time, across-the-board cuts of nearly 25 percent would take …

Continuing Education for the Young at Heart

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New Knowledge Adventures in the Treasure Valley is back in action for the fall 2016 semester and bigger and more thought-provoking than ever. Click HERE and check out what Idaho Jones has to say! From history, painting and cooking to games, fitness and health, AARP Idaho is once again offering New Knowledge Adventures as a way for people 50-plus to have fun and meet others while keeping their brains sharp. The continuing education program, now available in Boise and the …

Idaho Ranked 34th in Fraud Complaints

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New research shows Idaho ranks 34th in the total number of identity thefts, fraud and other consumer complaints within the Gem State. That translates to just over 450 complaints per 100,000 residents. August is AARP’s Fraud Fighting Month. To aid the ongoing efforts of AARP’s Fraud Watch Network’s goal of providing Americans with resources and tools to help them protect their financial security, AARP Research has created the ‘Idaho Consumer Fraud Fact Sheet’. The Consumer Fraud Fact Sheets provide state level …

AARP Live to Discuss Candidates’ Plans for Updating Social Security

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Over 50% of those 65+ in the US rely on Social Security for most of their family income.  Though America has evolved over the last 80 years, Social Security has not.  With no change to current policy and spending, Social Security can only continue to pay out full benefits until 2034. It’s important that our future president has a plan to keep Social Security strong for generations to come. That’s why AARP has asked presidential candidates to Take A Stand …

Francoise Cleveland Joins AARP Idaho

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Francoise Cleveland has joined the Idaho office of AARP as the Associate State Director of Advocacy working within the organization’s structure to provide state and federal government relations, grassroots organizing, and community outreach. Previously, Francoise served as District Director in Idaho for the U.S. Senate where she was responsible for policy and constituent issues in the district and served as spokesperson for legislative matters. She also served two tours as a congressional intern in the U.S. Senate.  Francoise is well …

Sun Valley Jazz Festival Offers AARP Membership Discounts

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  Jazz is alive and vibrant at the 27th annual Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival to be held October 19 – 23, 2016.   AARP members and their guests (up to four per membership) will receive a 10% discount off the five-day “All Events” tickets or an “All Day” ticket when purchased online between August 01-October 7, 2016 at    http://www.sunvalleyjazz.com/jazz-festival-tickets/  (enter discount code: “SVJAZZ2016”). Professional dance instructors offering free dance lessons and live performances by over 200 musicians and forty …

Idahoans Are Asked To Watch For Signs of Elder Financial Exploitation

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  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 …