Reaching Out to Help Veterans and Their Families

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

Home & Family 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 …

Shop Around for Long-Term Care

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

Home & Family 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 …

Home Projects, Savings that Cut Utility Costs for the New Year

Posted on 01/4/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Amy Levner, Manager, Housing and Mobility Options, AARP Education & Outreach Have high energy costs gotten you down?  You could blame the price of electricity or heating fuel, but high energy bills are more commonly due to inefficient systems or components in your home, such as leaky windows, loose duct installation, or faulty heating or cooling equipment. You don’t have to choose between your wallet and your comfort. Below are easy tips for reducing your energy costs and saving …

Latino Youth Scholarship

Posted on 11/29/2012 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Home & Family November 29, 2012 AARP Idaho presented its Latino Youth Education Scholarship to Marissa P. Hernandez, 18, of Nampa.  Community leaders gathered to celebrate Hernandez and award the $1,500 scholarship that will help her pay for college following her graduation next year from Nampa High School.  The high school senior maintains a good grade-point-average, helps her family financially by cleaning a local business office and still has time to volunteer by reading to seniors, making baby quilts, raking leaves and helping …