New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

Posted on 12/22/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Montana I know that for so many of us this time of the year is synonymous with business-as-not-usual. For a variety of reasons, whether it be the holidays, or the family time, or the craziness of shopping and gift giving, this “most wonderful time of year” is different from any other. For many people it is a time to take in the big picture of life, see where we’ve come, and figure out where we’re going. Or better yet, where we …

Older Montanans at Risk in Extremely Cold Weather

Older Montanans at Risk in Extremely Cold Weather

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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Montana | Press 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 …

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available

Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available

Posted on 11/18/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Montana | Volunteering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in Montana seeks new volunteers in a variety of positions AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service — and they want you to join them. They are seeking volunteers in Montana for not only tax counseling and leadership positions, but volunteers in greeter and public relations positions are needed also. Each year from February 1 through April 15, trained and certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare, free of charge, federal, state …

The Eye Of The Tiger

The Eye Of The Tiger

Posted on 10/27/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Montana In my very first blog post a few months ago I cited my favorite Kierkegaard-ism about life only being understood looking backwards, but having to be lived forwards. I’ve been giving this some thought during the last week as I really try to imagine something different. No, no time machines under construction here, and I really don’t want to turn the paradigm around by living life backwards. But gosh darn it, I AM talking about the ubiquitous quandary of how we understand life …

AARP Montana Announces Winner of its most Prestigious Volunteer Award

AARP Montana Announces Winner of its most Prestigious Volunteer Award

Posted on 10/17/2013 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Montana | Press | Volunteering Alex Ward selected as recipient of 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service  AARP Montana announced today that Alex Ward of Billings was selected to receive the 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award.  Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. Montana Governor …

Brain Health For The Rest of Your Life

Brain Health For The Rest of Your Life

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Montana During the last three weeks I’ve truly lived up to the term “Road Warrior.” This week it’s Atlanta for a series of meetings and part of the AARP Life@50 event. If you haven’t had a chance to attend in the past  definitely mark your calendars for 2014 and  join us for one of these action-packed information-filled extravaganzas! Since 2002 I have attend most of these, and now that AARP has moved to two events a year, I am excited to see what …