Missoula Stand Down to Help Veterans and Their Families

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family AARP Montana will reach out to military veterans and their families June 27-28 at the Missoula Veterans Stand Down. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Missoula Armory. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in cooperation with other agencies and nonprofit organizations, Stand Down provides services for veterans in need, such as food, shelter, health screenings and information about community resources. Attendees can visit the AARP Montana booth for tips on …

Influenza cases increasing throughout Montana — Public health officials encourage influenza vaccine

Posted on 01/8/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Home & Family Influenza activity is widespread in Montana with half of the counties reporting confirmed cases, state public health officials said today. Influenza-related hospitalizations across the state have also increased. As of January 4, 2014 there have been 101 hospitalizations reported this season, with over half in the last two weeks. Further, one death from complications of influenza was reported last week in a Hill County resident. DPHHS influenza surveillance for the 2013-14 season officially began on October 1, 2013. “It is …

Older Montanans at Risk in Extremely Cold Weather

Posted on 12/5/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Home & Family AARP Montana is advising Family Members, Caregivers and Friends to Keep a Close Eye on Older Adults during Frigid Temperatures Almost everyone knows about winter dangers — such as broken bones from falls on icy steps, sidewalks or streets.  But cold weather also can cause a potentially deadly, and less obvious danger that can affect older people — hypothermia.  Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when a person’s body temperature drops below normal for a period of …

SCAM ALERT! Beware of ID Theft Phone Scam Targeting Older Montanans

Posted on 10/2/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Home & Family This phone scam is back and is actively circulating in the state.   Criminal justice agencies in Montana have received several reports this week involving unsolicited phone calls from the number (248)742-3843.   Scammers are calling elderly Montanans — both those on Medicare and people with a medical card — asking them to update their card.  Scammers are trying to gain information with one of two methods:   1) One method is for the scammer to say they already have …

Community “Shred and Feed” Events Headline AARP National Day of Service in Montana

Posted on 09/5/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Home & Family Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts  Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State  AARP Montana announced today that it will host community “Shred and Feed” events across Montana as part of its 2013 “Day of Service” that will be held on September 11.  Each year AARP designates one day as its Day of Service — a day for volunteers and staff from across the nation to serve their communities in a variety of ways. For 12 …

AARP Montana joins Network of Community Partners to Celebrate May as Older Americans Month

Posted on 02/12/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Home & Family “Never Too Old to Play” Day in Butte encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their communities.   AARP Montana is joining a network of community partners in Butte to celebrate Older Americans Month.  The theme — Never Too Old to Play — puts a spotlight on the important role older adults play in society by sharing their life experiences and wisdom with other generations in a variety of significant ways. As part of the month-long celebration, AARP …