Montana ties for spot 40 in identity theft complaints – Protect yourself

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work | Montana To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network launches an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video (see below), a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Montana tied with Kentucky at spot 40 in ID theft complaints. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the …

Tax-aide provides free tax assistance and preparation starting February 1st 2015

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work | Montana | Volunteering AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers across Montana through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th 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. In 2014, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 36,000 volunteers at more than 5,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and …

Watch Michele’s Story to find out why we need a “Healthy Montana Plan”

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Montana Watch Michele’s Story to find out why we need to extend health care to more Montanans and then tell your legislator to pass a Healthy Montana Plan! Expanding health coverage in Montana means financial security for thousands of Montanans, including 9,000 veterans, and hardworking families who are struggling in jobs without health benefits. It also means $5.4 billion in federal funds to our state’s economy in the next 6 years. Montana is currently missing out on $1.96 million each day …

AARP Names New State Director in Montana

Posted on 01/16/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

About AARP | Montana Tim Summers brings an experienced voice and a new commitment to the position Helena, Mont., Jan. 16, 2015 – AARP has named Tim Summers to be its new State Director in Montana, replacing Bob Bartholomew, who retired after more than 15 years in the post. “Tim has the management and leadership skills necessary to ensure that the AARP Montana State Office remains a vital advocate for Montanans over 50 as well as their families,” said Ralph Yaniz, regional vice president …

Join the conversation: tell us how you juggle life, work and family caregiving

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Montana Every day, more than 42 million family caregivers in America make it possible for a parent, spouse or other loved one to live independently. Many of those caregivers juggle responsibilities, including working and caring for their own family. In fact, 42% of U.S. workers have been caregivers for aging loved ones in the last five years. What’s more, research shows juggling responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease, among other physiological consequences, …

Advocates Aim to Expand Coverage for the Uninsured

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Montana The state’s biennial legislative session kicks off Jan. 5, and AARP Montana is urging lawmakers to expand Medicaid to cover about 15,500 low-income people ages 50 to 64 who are uninsured. AARP also supports legislation to fight fraud, assist family caregivers, fund Meals on Wheels and help people continue to live at home as they age. “We are asking AARP members to contact their legislators early and often,” said Joy Bruck, AARP state president. “Volunteers’ contacts with lawmakers are key …