Reaching Out to Help Veterans and Their Families

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

Local Resources 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 …

Popular Scam Jam Coming to Rupert

Posted on 04/25/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Local Resources AARP Idaho is co-sponsoring a free Scam Jam in Rupert, Idaho at the Wilson Theater. The event takes place Wednesday, May 7 from 9:00am until 3:45pm and includes a free lunch with keynote speaker Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. William “Bill” Deal, Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance will discuss the Affordable Care Act, and Idaho Senator Dean Cameron. Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. According to the latest …

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

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

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 …