Join the Conversation with the Lieutenant Governor

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Idaho invites members to chat with Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R) during a tele-town hall on Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon. Mark Estess, AARP state director, will host the event, giving participants a chance to ask questions or voice concerns about how the state is responding to its aging population. Little will address topics such as the health insurance marketplace, consumer protections, Medicaid expansion and the need to provide resources for the increasing number of Idahoans who …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …

Reaching Out to Help Veterans and Their Families

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Idaho will reach out to military veterans and their families at the North Idaho Veteran Stand Down on May 10. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in cooperation with other agencies and nonprofit organizations, Stand Down provides services such as food, shelter, clothing and health screenings for veterans in need. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene. Attendees can visit the AARP booth for information about …

Affordable Care Act Saves Idahoans Money

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Idaho Residents Saved $35.1 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Idaho residents on Medicare saved $35.1 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $742. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable …

Shop Around for Long-Term Care

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing With nursing home care costing as much as $86,000 a year, older Idahoans and their families may want to shop around. AARP Idaho and the state Department of Insurance have created a guide to make the task easier. Compiled by volunteers, The Price Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance and Services in Idaho lists the costs of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health care agencies across the state, as well as prices for long-term care insurance. “This guide gives …

AARP Idaho Kicks Off “Minds in Motion” with College of Southern Idaho

Posted on 10/25/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Idaho is pleased to partner with the College of Southern Idaho on a new lifelong learning series called Minds in Motion. Minds in Motion is an exciting series of lectures, classes and activities designed to enrich your life through education, physical activity and community connection. Courses will include tours of local industry, outdoor programs and seminars on a broad range of topics such as brain health and fraud prevention. The Minds in Motion kick off event will take place …