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 …

Don’t Get Snowed This Holiday Season

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work | Montana | Press New Guide Highlights Three Holiday Scams to Watch Out For AARP Fraud Watch Network Helps Montanans Spot & Avoid Scams Helena, Mont., Dec. 19, 2014 — Retailers do big business during December, but so do thieves. With so much money flowing freely, con artists are out in full force.  That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network developed a free, online resource guide so families can protect themselves and those they love from scams during the holiday season, and in the New …

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 …