Help Idahoans Who Need it the Most

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Volunteering This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  Last year, 278 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 32,000 Idahoans file their federal and state returns. Refunds in Idaho totaled more than $19 million. …

Three Events Aim to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft in Idaho

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Volunteering National Crime Prevention Month is the backdrop for three FREE Idaho Scam Jams in October. Presenters will describe the latest scams and offer tips on how to recognize a con artist, guard against identity theft and report Medicare fraud. AARP Idaho is hosting the events in cooperation with several state agencies, including the Office of Attorney General, Departments of Finance and Insurance, and Commission on Aging, as well as the Better Business Bureau and local police. Scammers often prey on …

2014 AARP Andrus Award Recipient

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Volunteering AARP Idaho has announced that Janet Kinzer of Athol was selected to receive the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. AARP Idaho state director Mark Estess formally presented the honor to Kinzer at a …

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

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

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 …