Embrace a Hobby, Go Back to Class

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

Events | Idaho | 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 …

Protecting Yourself from Scams

Posted on 01/21/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events | Idaho | Money & Work AARP Live Returns January 23rd With Advice on Protecting Yourself from Scams Ever been the victim of a fraud or scam? AARP Live returns January 23rd with a program that will help you learn how to spot a fraud and important advice on how you can protect yourself from getting scammed. Tune in at 8 p.m. MTN on the RFD-TV network or online at: www.aarp.org/rfd. AARP fraud expert Doug Shadel will tell us about the latest frauds making the rounds …

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

Advocacy | Idaho | Local Resources | Money & Work | Volunteering 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

Idaho | 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.

Protect Yourself From Fraud

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Idaho | Money & Work AARP Idaho will host a telephone town hall to help consumers protect themselves against fraud. State Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (R) will join Mark Estess, AARP state director, to explain how to recognize con artists and guard against scams. The presenters will discuss how con artists exploit public interest in new programs such as the health insurance marketplace to solicit personal information for identity theft or to sell useless services. To join the conversation, call toll-free 877-229-8493 on Dec. 12 …

Shop Around for Long-Term Care

Shop Around for Long-Term Care

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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Idaho 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 …