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

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 …

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

Volunteering 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 …

AARP Idaho Volunteers from Boise Visit Capitol Hill

AARP Idaho Volunteers from Boise Visit Capitol Hill

Posted on 06/12/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Volunteering WASHINGTON, DC – AARP volunteers and staff from Idaho and every other state in the nation visited Capitol Hill today to express opposition to the President’s proposed Social Security benefit cut known as Chained CPI and to support responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare for Idahoans. Meeting with Senators Mike Crapo and James Risch and  Representatives Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson and their staff, AARP volunteers urged our representatives to have a separate debate on Social Security and to back specific …

VISTA Volunteer Opportunity in Idaho!

VISTA Volunteer Opportunity in Idaho!

Posted on 05/21/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Volunteering Passionate about serving your community?  AARP Foundation is looking for a motivated self-starter to help us fight hunger throughout the Gem State as a VISTA volunteer.  Duties include volunteer training and management, special event planning, and more. The VISTA volunteers (VISTAs) will work with AARP Foundation staff and volunteers to develop and implement local programs to educate and/or enroll struggling older people age 60+, in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Additionally, VISTAs will help with training volunteers, engaging in …

Volunteer Tom Trail Receives Humane Society Award

Volunteer Tom Trail Receives Humane Society Award

Posted on 02/22/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Volunteering Boise, Idaho - Tom Trail is a former Idaho State Representative and currently volunteers on AARP Idaho’s Executive Council. This week he received the Legislator of the Year award from the Human Society of the United States. From Lisa Kauffman, Idaho State Director of the Humane Society – “The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to award former Representative Tom Trail with the Legislator of the Year award for his continuous efforts to bring animal welfare legislation to the …

Advocacy in Action: Breaking Down Barriers

Advocacy in Action: Breaking Down Barriers

Posted on 02/20/2013 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Volunteering Boise, Idaho – After more than two hours of debate, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved a bill (SB1053) changing the way SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits are distributed in Idaho. The vote was 6-3 and the bill will now head to the Senate floor for a full vote with a do-pass recommendation. A similar bill failed to get out of the same committee last year. AARP Idaho Executive Council volunteer Lynn Young testified to the committee in …