New Report shows 42 Percent of Montanans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

New Report shows 42 Percent of Montanans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Posted on 02/13/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy Medicaid Expansion Recommended to Help Solve Problem A new financial check-up on Montana families shows that most are doing fine, but more than 40 percent are walking a fine line because they have little or no savings. The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) report looks at financial security – examining liquid assets, educational attainment and health insurance coverage, among other things. Karen Heisler, director of asset development at Rural Dynamics, Inc. in Great Falls, says her non-profit organization knows through …

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AARP Volunteers Across Montana Send Message to Congressional Delegation

Posted on 02/19/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy AARP Volunteers Take Message to Montana Congressional Offices: Don’t Cut Social Security or Medicare Benefits in Deficit Deal  During the President’s Day Congressional recess, AARP Montana volunteers and staff from across Montana met with the offices of Senator Baucus, Senator Tester and Congressman Daines.  The AARP volunteers and staff urged the Montana congressional delegation not to reduce Social Security or Medicare benefits in any deficit deal.   Instead, the volunteers emphasized that AARP is fighting for responsible solutions to strengthen Medicare and …

Paul Greenwood, Nationally Recognized Elder Abuse Prosecutor is headlining the Elder Abuse Conference

Nationally Renowned Expert to Speak at AARP-sponsored Elder Abuse Conference

Posted on 02/8/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy Nationally Recognized Elder Abuse Prosecutor, Paul Greenwood to Headline Billings Event In its ongoing efforts to fight the growing problem of elder abuse in the state, AARP Montana is partnering with Big Sky Senior Services to present an elder abuse prevention conference on March 20 and 21in Billings.  Headlining the event is Nationally Recognized Elder Abuse Prosecutor, Paul Greenwood. Greenwood heads up the San Diego District Attorney’s Office Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit, a position he has held for the past …

Action Alert - Help end elder abuse in Montana

Action Alert – Help end elder abuse in Montana

Posted on 01/18/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy Say NO to elder abuse in Montana! Tell your State Senator to Support SB134! The Montana Elder Abuse Prevention Act is not working for seniors or the prosecutors that want to charge abusers through this law. Senator John Brenden has proposed Senate Bill 134 that will revise and strengthen the Montana Elder Abuse Prevention Act, so it can be used by prosecutors to charge criminals with financial and physical abuse. This is a good bill that should be passed by …

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AARP Montana Stakes Out Legislative Priorities for 2013 Session

Posted on 12/7/2012 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy Association to fight for issues critical to aging Montanans; Members urged to ask their legislators to support 2013 agenda Montana’s 2013 legislative session will kick-off on January 7th and with a slew of new legislators at the capitol, AARP Montana, the state’s largest membership association, representing the most active voting demographics, has crucial issues it wants lawmakers to act on.  AARP Montana recently released its 2013 legislative agenda that zeros in on the key concerns of the state’s 50+ population …

Help shape AARP Montana’s 2013 legislative agenda, weigh in via an on-line survey

Help shape AARP Montana’s 2013 legislative agenda, weigh in via an on-line survey

Posted on 11/15/2012 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy In its efforts to determine the top priorities of the next legislative session, AARP Montana is turning to the experts – AARP members throughout the state. As part of an all-encompassing evaluation of the opinions, concerns and priorities of AARP members in the state, AARP Montana has launched a nonscientific survey to capture member input on a number of issues.  The results of that survey will set the legislative agenda for the 2013 legislative session in Montana. “We want to …