We’re Hiring! Are You Our Next Communications Intern?

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Are you an energetic and creative social media whiz looking for an internship? We’re looking for you! AARP Montana is seeking a social media/communications intern for the fall/winter/spring 2016/2017.  This is a paid opportunity. This position will be responsible for maintaining and growing the social media accounts for both the AARP Idaho and AARP Montana state offices. Position could either be in Helena or Boise. We are a leading non-profit, non-partisan membership organization focused on helping people 50+ live their …

Community Shredding Events and Food Drives Headline AARP National Day of Service in Montana

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Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State Helena, Mont., July 28, 2016 — AARP Montana will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2016 National Day of Service.  Every year, Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance is observed to remember those who were lost and honor the heroes who responded to the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Since that time, …

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 …

Daines Bill would Strengthen Retirement Security for Working Montanans

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By Tim Summers Over 70 million Americans contribute to 401(k) and similar type retirement plans, and approximately 10 million change jobs in any given year. That national trend is no different in Montana. Now days, a typical Montana worker may have 7 or more different jobs over the course of his or her entire work career. This has created the problem of how to protect and preserve these multiple and often small accounts that will be needed for retirement income …

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

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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 …

Montana Attorney General to discuss Fraud Prevention and Consumer Protection with AARP members

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Montanans across Big Sky Country will have opportunity to speak directly with the state’s top law enforcement official to get their questions answered during live tele-town hall meeting  Helena, Mont., April 13, 2016 –Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Montana’s Attorney General, Tim Fox about fraud prevention and consumer protection in Montana. AARP Montana will host the statewide live event which …

Montana’s Deer Lodge Prison is the topic of AARP Memoir Contest!

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The Huffington Post and AARP held a nationwide memoir contest open to any American born before Dec. 31, 1964, with a story to tell. They received thousands and thousands of responses, which the judges, including the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, Huff/Post 50 editor at large Rita Wilson and AARP editorial director Myrna Blyth, narrowed down to 10 finalists, and finally just one grand prize winner. PRISONER IN THE KITCHEN (Simon & Schuster; March 29, 2016) is that outstanding story in …

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

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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 …

AARP Montana Announces 2016 “Outsmarting Con Artists” Workshops across Montana – Register Below

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  AARP and host of experts conduct “how-to” workshops on keeping sharp, spotting scams, avoiding fraud; Montana Attorney General Tim Fox slated to speak at first event in Bozeman Free and Open to the Public – Free Lunch Served! Helena, Mont., March 30, 2016 — In its ongoing efforts to fight fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor “how-to” workshops entitled “Outsmarting Con Artists” with a special focus on keeping sharp. The 2016 …

Montana Governor Steve Bullock to Discuss the “State of Aging” with AARP members

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Montanans across Big Sky Country will have opportunity to speak directly with the state’s highest officeholder to get their questions answered during live tele-town hall meeting  Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Governor Steve Bullock about the State of Aging in Montana. AARP Montana will host the statewide live event which will take place on February 24 at 10:30 am Mountain …