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 …

AARP Idaho Seeks 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service Nominees

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Do you know a volunteer age 50+ using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. Nominations …

You’re Invited to Idaho’s Largest Scam Jam!

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Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 25 in the Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho. The Caldwell Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Breakfast and lunch are complimentary …

You’re Invited to Idaho’s Largest Scam Jam!

Posted on by AARP Idaho

Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 25 in the Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho. The Caldwell Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Breakfast and lunch are complimentary …

ID Treasurer Ron Crane Talks Retirement Savings on Facebook Live

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  The U.S. Senate is considering a measure to deny states the flexibility they need to set up retirement savings options if they so choose. House Joint Resolution 66 repeals an important Department of Labor rule providing guidance to states desiring to work with small business owners to set up retirement savings programs for their employees. AARP Idaho will be hosting Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane to discuss this and other important financial topics through Facebook live. This will be an …

FREE AARP Movies for Grownups Screening of Hacksaw Ridge

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Please join us for a FREE screening of Hacksaw Ridge in Boise at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 Theatre. Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond Doss (Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss was the only American solider in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was wrong. Rated R for intense …