Women 4 Wellness Health Fair Credited with Changing Lives

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Annual event provides full battery of free health screenings and preventative educational programs available to tribal members as well as entire community The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in collaboration with AARP Montana and other community partners, have joined forces to host the annual Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Event Center on the Salish Kootenai College campus. The greatly-anticipated and much-appreciated event draws thousands of women …

2017 Montana Lifespan Respite Summit to examine ‘Compassion Fatigue’

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Summit aims to address needs such as caregiver education, public awareness and better access to respite for Montana’s caregivers   The Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Human Services and AARP Montana, will host the annual Lifespan Respite Summit at the Wingate Hotel in Helena on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s summit is “Refuel and Recharge: Coping with Compassion Fatigue.” “The goal of …

Do you ♥ working with volunteers? We’re looking for you!

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Are you passionate about volunteer engagement? Are you looking for a career where you get to work with volunteers nearly every day? AARP Montana is hiring an Associate State Director of Outreach & Advocacy. We are looking for a motivated and innovative leader who is inspired by the energy our volunteers have to offer! We’re millions of members strong – with more joining us every day – the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In …

Volunteer District Coordinator Needed in Helena Area for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, presents rewarding opportunity AARP Foundation is searching for a new volunteer district coordinator to implement its Tax-Aide program in the Helena area. With the help of volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to those who need it most. Current local Helena area coordinator Concetta Eckel, who has held the position for nearly 8 years, is planning to resign at the end of this year’s tax season. …

Survey Identifies Common Traits in Victims of Investment Fraud

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AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Campaign to Help Investors Learn Who Should be Most Alert WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall victim?  A new survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that the most susceptible typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments and tend to trade more actively than the general investor population.  More of …

More than 118,000 Montana Caregivers need your help

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Urge Your Montana State Legislators to Support Family Caregivers When you are caring for a family member or friend with serious health issues, it can be tough if someone is hospitalized. When it is time to be discharged, the situation can be confusing for everyone. AARP is urging the legislature to make things easier for family caregivers by passing HB 163. House Bill 163, the Montana Caregiver Act, sponsored by Representative Geraldine Custer (R) of Forsyth, helps family caregivers when their loved …

National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

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As part of National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are joining forces with federal agencies to highlight the dangers of tax identity theft and recovery steps for victims. To register for the free webinar on February 2 at 12 pm MST, click here. How it Works: Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information for a fraudulent refund or to earn wages. It can involve: *   Filing a tax return using …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

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At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. President Trump repeatedly said during his campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress to follow …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2017 Tax Season

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation at sites around Montana from now through April 18 Helena, Mont., Jan. 27, 2017 – AARP Montana announced today that beginning now through April 18 of 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. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention …

Help Stop Drastic Cuts to Senior and Long Term Care

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Montana’s 2017 State Legislative Session is off to a rough start for seniors.  Legislative leaders cut $52 million to the Senior and Long-Term Care budget. Fortunately, the session runs until late April and there is still time – but only if you act now! Montana is one of the fastest aging states in the nation with a growing need for senior services.  This is not the time to make such draconian cuts to the very services that help keep people …