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Stacia Dahl


Stacia Dahl is the Managing Editor of the AARP Montana State Blog.

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Tax-aide provides free tax assistance and preparation starting February 1st 2015

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Montana through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th 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 service. In 2014, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 36,000 volunteers at more than 5,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and …

Watch Michele’s Story to find out why we need a “Healthy Montana Plan”

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Watch Michele’s Story to find out why we need to extend health care to more Montanans and then tell your legislator to pass a Healthy Montana Plan! Expanding health coverage in Montana means financial security for thousands of Montanans, including 9,000 veterans, and hardworking families who are struggling in jobs without health benefits. It also means $5.4 billion in federal funds to our state’s economy in the next 6 years. Montana is currently missing out on $1.96 million each day …

AARP Names New State Director in Montana

Posted on 01/16/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Tim Summers brings an experienced voice and a new commitment to the position Helena, Mont., Jan. 16, 2015 – AARP has named Tim Summers to be its new State Director in Montana, replacing Bob Bartholomew, who retired after more than 15 years in the post. “Tim has the management and leadership skills necessary to ensure that the AARP Montana State Office remains a vital advocate for Montanans over 50 as well as their families,” said Ralph Yaniz, regional vice president …

Join the conversation: tell us how you juggle life, work and family caregiving

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Every day, more than 42 million family caregivers in America make it possible for a parent, spouse or other loved one to live independently. Many of those caregivers juggle responsibilities, including working and caring for their own family. In fact, 42% of U.S. workers have been caregivers for aging loved ones in the last five years. What’s more, research shows juggling responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease, among other physiological consequences, …

Don’t Get Snowed This Holiday Season

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

New Guide Highlights Three Holiday Scams to Watch Out For AARP Fraud Watch Network Helps Montanans Spot & Avoid Scams Helena, Mont., Dec. 19, 2014 — Retailers do big business during December, but so do thieves. With so much money flowing freely, con artists are out in full force.  That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network developed a free, online resource guide so families can protect themselves and those they love from scams during the holiday season, and in the New …

AARP Montana Stakes Out 2015 Legislative Agenda

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

2015 AARP Montana Legislative Agenda AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age so that people live with dignity and purpose and fulfill their goals and dreams. One of the ways AARP Montana pursues its mission is through advocacy. This agenda provides an overview of the key advocacy issues AARP Montana will advance in 2014, but is not inclusive of all bills or issues we may work on. Ensuring Health Security for More Montanans …