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 …

Secretary McCulloch Announces New Way for Montanans to Register to Vote

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Montana Secretary McCulloch Announces New Way for Montanans to Register to Vote Online Pre-Registration Tool Will Increase Accuracy and Efficiency Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer Linda McCulloch announced on Tuesday a new way for citizens to register to vote for upcoming Montana elections including the November 4th General Election. The Secretary of State’s office is now offering an online pre-registration tool which allows qualified citizens to enter and submit their registration information online via a computer, tablet or smartphone. …

Butte-Silver Bow Passes Resolution Calling for Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Montana Butte-Silver Bow Passes Resolution Calling for Medicaid Expansion  City-County Council Moves to Expand Healthcare to More Montanans  Helena, Mont., — Butte-Silver Bow commissioners unanimously approved a resolution calling for full Medicaid expansion to cover up to 70,000 Montanans with low incomes.  At the Commission meeting on Wednesday, September 17th, Resolution 14–41 passed 12-0.  It urges Montana lawmakers to accept enhanced federal funding for the state’s Medicaid program. The resolution states that “all Montanans should have access to quality, affordable healthcare, …