AARP Urges Montanans to Preserve the Freedom to Vote on Election Day

Posted on 09/22/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Montana Voters urged to reject LR-126 by casting a “NO” vote on their ballots this fall Helena, Mont., Sept 17, 2014 – This fall Montanans will vote on LR 126, a ballot measure to repeal Montana’s Election Day Voter registration law. AARP is fighting to defeat this measure. If passed, the referendum would repeal sections of law that have allowed more than 29,000 Montanans to vote since it was first passed by a bipartisan majority nearly a decade ago.  Instead, voters would …

AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Montana       AARP Montana Presents Series of Consumer Forums to Fight Investment Fraud AARP and host of experts conduct forums on spotting scams, avoiding fraud; 3 Montana cities will host events   In its ongoing efforts to fight the problem of investment fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor a series of forums around Montana entitled “How to Outsmart Investment Fraud.” AARP will present the forums along with a host of experts from …

AARP-Sponsored Conference puts Spotlight on Mental Health Issues affecting Older Montanans

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Montana AARP-Sponsored Conference puts Spotlight on Mental Health Issues affecting Older Montanans Conference to Explore “Pieces of the Puzzle”  AARP Montana is teaming up with Pathways Treatment Center, affiliated with Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC), the Geriatric Care and Mental Health Advisory Council, Northwest Montana United Way, Area IX Agency on Aging and the Northwest Healthcare Foundation to sponsor the fifth annual Western Montana Geriatric Care and Mental Health Reception and Conference Oct. 21-22. Attendance is free and individuals may attend either …

Community Shredding Events and Food Drives Headline AARP National Day of Service in Montana

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Montana | Volunteering Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts   Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State Helena, Mont., Sept. 2, 2014 — AARP Montana announced today that it will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2014 “National Day of Service” that will be held on Thursday, September 11.  For 12 years now, thousands of AARP staff, members and volunteers have responded to the tragic events of September 11 by volunteering in …

Keep Voter Registration Easy and Accessible

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Montana AARP Montana urges voters to defeat a November ballot measure that would eliminate the opportunity to register to vote on election day. If passed, LR 126 would require that voters register by 5 p.m. the Friday before any election. “The current system makes the registration process easy and accessible, and protects our freedom to vote,” said Joy Bruck, AARP Montana state president and past president of the Montana League of Women Voters. “Out-of-touch politicians are attempting to fix something that …

Tell Congress to Protect Older Workers from Age Discrimination!

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Montana Help stop unfair age discrimination for older workers. No older American on the job or looking for work should be judged on anything other than how well they can do their job – but in a recent AARP study, nearly 2 in 3 workers said they had seen or experienced discrimination based on their age. Right now, Congress has a chance to help change that. Employees should be judged on their skills and abilities, not their age, and a new bill …