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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 Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</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 Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</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 Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</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 Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</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 Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</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 …

Advocacy/Grassroots Internship at AARP Idaho

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

The AARP Idaho Office, located in Boise, has an opening for a legislative intern! This is a paid position. AARP advocacy and grassroots interns are provided legislative education in both state and federal political spheres and gain first-hand knowledge of the Idaho state legislature. Our advocacy work for the 50+ population gives interns exposure to real-world applications. At the AARP Idaho state office, interns play a vital role in the development of advocacy and outreach campaigns. They learn firsthand how …

We’re Hiring! Associate State Director of Advocacy Position Open

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

We’re millions of members strong, the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. If you’re ready, here’s your chance to take action throughout Idaho! We have an exciting opportunity in our Idaho State Office located in Boise for a dynamic, innovative lobbyist with significant knowledge of Idaho, who will be …

Meals on Wheels Hosts the Largest March in the Country this Month

Posted on 03/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</a> | AARP Idaho |

March for Meals is a month-long observance to spotlight senior hunger and food insecurity (one in seven seniors in America faces food insecurity on a regular basis) and how Meals on Wheels solves the problem by providing daily hot, nutritious meals to seniors. The March for Meals will take place Saturday, March 19th 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Kleiner Park, Meridian. The march event will depart from the park’s band-shell and will be 1/3-mile long within the park.  There …

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE NOW THROUGH APRIL 15TH

Posted on 02/28/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</a> | AARP Idaho |

AARP Foundation is once again providing free, IRS certified, tax assistance for all Idaho taxpayers through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. 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 or a retiree to use this free service. It is available to anyone…young or old…AARP member or not. Last year, 284 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 32,000 Idahoans file their …

AARP Idaho and AARP Foundation Donate $10,000 to Help Rebuild Homes Destroyed by Wildfires

Posted on 02/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/rsimon/" title="Posts by Randy Simon" rel="author">Randy Simon</a> | AARP Idaho |

Boise, Idaho – AARP Idaho and AARP Foundation are donating $10,000 to help rebuild homes destroyed by north Idaho wildfires in last summer. The Clearwater Complex, composed of five separate fires, burned more than 68,000 acres and damaged or destroyed more than 60 homes in Clearwater, Lewis, Idaho and Nez Perce Counties. Idaho Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Idaho VOAD) will use the funds to help with the long-term recovery efforts currently underway. This includes residential repair, residential construction, occupational support and …