AARP Montana Stakes Out 2015 Legislative Agenda

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Montana 2015 AARP Montana Legislative Agenda AARP is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age so that people live with dignity and purpose and fulfill their goals and dreams. One of the ways AARP Montana pursues its mission is through advocacy. This agenda provides an overview of the key advocacy issues AARP Montana will advance in 2014, but is not inclusive of all bills or issues we may work on. Ensuring Health Security for More Montanans …

Have Questions about Insurance? Ask the Commissioner

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Montana Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen (D) will discuss fraud, fairness and other insurance issues during a tele-town hall with AARP members on Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. “Whether protecting folks from the latest scams, strengthening financial security or providing information about the Affordable Care Act, we have often teamed up with Commissioner Lindeen to provide accurate information,” said Joy Bruck, AARP state president. Lindeen was recently elected president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Members …

Exploding The Myths Of Adult Whooping Cough

Posted on 11/26/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Montana | Volunteering Exploding The Myths Of Adult Whooping Cough (And why YOU need a vaccination) By Guest Blogger Sandy Jankowski, AARP Volunteer   Having come down with a case of whooping cough as a 72 year old adult, I’ve encountered a series of misunderstandings that need to be addressed by the medical community and patients alike, and am turning to AARP to get the word out. Myth #1:  Whooping cough is a disease of childhood I had been told over the years that, …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in Montana seeks new volunteers in a variety of positions

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Montana | Volunteering Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available  Helena, Mont., Nov. 4, 2014 — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announced it is seeking volunteers in Montana. As the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is recruiting volunteers in the state for tax counseling and leadership positions, as well as public relations and greeter positions.  Each year from February 1 through April 15, trained and certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare, free of charge, federal, state and local tax returns for low- …

Covering the Uninsured and Helping People Age in Place

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Montana In the biennial legislative session that begins Jan. 5, AARP Montana will urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover the uninsured and to increase services that help people continue to live at home as they age. Throughout the 90-day session, AARP will notify interested members about issues important to Montanans age 50-plus and encourage them to participate in the legislative process by sending emails to lawmakers to support certain bills. “An overwhelming response from AARP members can deliver a loud, …

Don’t Let Halloween Turn Into A Nightmare

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Montana Usually a treat for children, Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights of the year, AARP offers tips to stay safe This question came from Carole who visited our booth at the MEA-MFT convention in Missoula: Q: I remember in past years that you had a Halloween Safety Sheet that could be printed and used as a handout or poster.  Do you still have those available? Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for children, but …