Embrace a Hobby, Go Back to Class

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources In cooperation with the College of Southern Idaho, AARP Idaho is offering opportunities for lifelong learning to residents of the Twin Falls and Magic Valley areas. Anyone can sign up for the free classes, which run March 24-28 on the college campus. Subjects range from fly-fishing and tours of local businesses to home weatherization and card games. “These informal classes give people a way to share their knowledge and hobbies in a fun social setting,” said Mark Estess, AARP state …

AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in Idaho

AARP Fights ID Theft and Fraud in Idaho

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Local Resources AARP is mounting a local campaign to fight identity theft and fraud through its Fraud Watch Network. Identity theft and other forms of fraud pose a serious threat in Idaho. Frauds and scams cause billions in loses every year. The AARP Fraud Watch Network is designed to give Idahoans access to information to help protect them and their families from theft and fraud. It’s free and open to everyone – members, non-members and people of all ages – and it …

Posted on 12/12/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Local Resources   The Aging and Disability Resource Center guided by the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) serves Idaho’s seniors and people with disabilities by safeguarding their rights, fostering self-sufficiency, providing counseling, and advocating on their behalf. The ICOA provides opportunities for individuals to access a comprehensive array of private and public pay, long-term care, support services through “Single Access Points” operated by the local Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). Find more information here.

AARP Idaho Kicks Off "Minds in Motion" with College of Southern Idaho

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

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

Local Resources 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 …

Health Insurance Marketplace Offers Consumers Choices

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources The doors opened Oct. 1 for Idahoans to start shopping online for health insurance plans. About 278,000 uninsured state residents can compare and purchase plans through the Idaho health insurance exchange. So can those who are paying too much for their current coverage or who previously were denied coverage because of preexisting conditions. The state insurance marketplace was established under the Affordable Care Act, and the policies available will take effect Jan. 1. AARP Idaho aims to ensure that people …

AARP Idaho and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month

AARP Idaho and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month

Posted on 04/5/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Local Resources (Boise, ID) – AARP Idaho, teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host an “encore entrepreneur” event in Boise on April 25, 2013.  The event will be held at SBA Boise district office, 380 East Parkcenter Blvd, Suite 330 from 9:00am to 10:30am. “AARP supports developing opportunities for older Americans to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, boost financial security and assist others in meeting needs,” said AARP State Director Mark Estess. “AARP creates real …