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Stacia Dahl


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

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Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country Webinar & New Resources

Posted on 11/25/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Save the date for these upcoming webinars covering Medicaid expansion in Montana. 1. Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country Monday, November 30th at 11am This webinar will review the nuts and bolts of Medicaid expansion and American Indians including: a brief Medicaid expansion overview, Medicaid expansion benefits for American Indians, application and enrollment overview, Medicaid plan benefits, and Q & A. On the webinar, we’ll be joined by staff from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to help answer …

AARP Montana Presents Portrait of Care to Glenn Ridenour from Kalispell MT

Posted on 11/23/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – nearly 118,000 from Montana – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $1.4 billion in Montana alone. AARP Montana is recognizing Glenn Ridenour of Kalispell MT with a Portrait of Care, an artist’s painting of him …

AARP Montana Unveils Findings of New Statewide Caregiver Study at Legislative Committee Field Hearing

Posted on 11/20/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Helena, Mont., Nov. 20, 2016 — Today AARP Montana released findings of a statewide survey highlighting Montana family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs. The findings were announced during a legislative field hearing of the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee which convened in Billings. The survey recognizes and supports the important role an estimated 118,000 Montanans serve as family caregivers.  Their labor of love makes it possible for older parents, spouses and other loved ones to live independently …

AARP Brain Health Survey Reveals Nearly Half of People Are Not Doing the Most Important Activities to Support Brain Health

Posted on 10/27/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Helena, MT— In AARP’s latest survey on brain health, it found that although virtually every adult age 40 and over (98%) believes it is important to maintain or improve their brain health, only about half (56%) are doing one of the two most important activities to support their brain health—engaging in exercise and eating a healthy diet. According to a 2011 study by the Mayo Clinic and a 2010 study published in the Nature Reviews Neuroscience Journal, engaging in aerobic exercise …

Volunteers Needed For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on 10/6/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Helena, Mont., October 6, 2015 –AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of volunteers for its Tax-Aide program. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop from the Internal Revenue Service prior to working with taxpayers. There is …

Estate Planning Seminar to be held in Helena, MT October 1st

Posted on 09/22/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Wildflower Reflections: Property, Family & Legacy Planning Free and open to the public While everyone owns some type of property—checking or saving accounts, stocks, mutual funds, automobiles or a home—many are unaware how the wording on these accounts, titles, or deeds to these properties determines who receives them upon the owner’s passing. Even if it is only a certificate of deposit of $1,000 or the opal ring left to you by your grandmother, you want to have a say about …