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Stacia Dahl

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

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Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Nominate him or her for the 2014 AARP Montana Andrus Award

Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Nominate him or her for the 2014 AARP Montana Andrus Award

Posted on 04/10/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

AARP Montana Seeks Nominees for its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award – the ‘Andrus Award for Community Service’  AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life and vision of its founder – Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus AARP Montana is seeking nominations for its 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Montanans who volunteer their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of others.  Although AARP membership is not a requirement, nominees must be 50 or …

New Report shows 42 Percent of Montanans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

New Report shows 42 Percent of Montanans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Posted on 02/13/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Medicaid Expansion Recommended to Help Solve Problem A new financial check-up on Montana families shows that most are doing fine, but more than 40 percent are walking a fine line because they have little or no savings. The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) report looks at financial security – examining liquid assets, educational attainment and health insurance coverage, among other things. Karen Heisler, director of asset development at Rural Dynamics, Inc. in Great Falls, says her non-profit organization knows through …

Don't Do Your Taxes This Year... Let AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Take Care of That!

Don’t Do Your Taxes This Year… Let AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Take Care of That!

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2014 Tax Season AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation at sites around Montana during tax season This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.  In its 45th year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  Taxpayers do not …

Influenza cases increasing throughout Montana -- Public health officials encourage influenza vaccine

Influenza cases increasing throughout Montana — Public health officials encourage influenza vaccine

Posted on 01/8/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Influenza activity is widespread in Montana with half of the counties reporting confirmed cases, state public health officials said today. Influenza-related hospitalizations across the state have also increased. As of January 4, 2014 there have been 101 hospitalizations reported this season, with over half in the last two weeks. Further, one death from complications of influenza was reported last week in a Hill County resident. DPHHS influenza surveillance for the 2013-14 season officially began on October 1, 2013. “It is …

Older Montanans at Risk in Extremely Cold Weather

Older Montanans at Risk in Extremely Cold Weather

Posted on 12/5/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

AARP Montana is advising Family Members, Caregivers and Friends to Keep a Close Eye on Older Adults during Frigid Temperatures Almost everyone knows about winter dangers — such as broken bones from falls on icy steps, sidewalks or streets.  But cold weather also can cause a potentially deadly, and less obvious danger that can affect older people — hypothermia.  Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when a person’s body temperature drops below normal for a period of …

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available

Posted on 11/18/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in Montana seeks new volunteers in a variety of positions AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service — and they want you to join them. They are seeking volunteers in Montana for not only tax counseling and leadership positions, but volunteers in greeter and public relations positions are needed also. Each year from February 1 through April 15, trained and certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare, free of charge, federal, state …