AARP-Sponsored Conference puts Spotlight on Mental Health Issues affecting Older Montanans

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Montana AARP-Sponsored Conference puts Spotlight on Mental Health Issues affecting Older Montanans Conference to Explore “Pieces of the Puzzle”  AARP Montana is teaming up with Pathways Treatment Center, affiliated with Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC), the Geriatric Care and Mental Health Advisory Council, Northwest Montana United Way, Area IX Agency on Aging and the Northwest Healthcare Foundation to sponsor the fifth annual Western Montana Geriatric Care and Mental Health Reception and Conference Oct. 21-22. Attendance is free and individuals may attend either …

Community Shredding Events and Food Drives Headline AARP National Day of Service in Montana

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Montana | Volunteering Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts   Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State Helena, Mont., Sept. 2, 2014 — AARP Montana announced today that it will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2014 “National Day of Service” that will be held on Thursday, September 11.  For 12 years now, thousands of AARP staff, members and volunteers have responded to the tragic events of September 11 by volunteering in …

Keep Voter Registration Easy and Accessible

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Montana AARP Montana urges voters to defeat a November ballot measure that would eliminate the opportunity to register to vote on election day. If passed, LR 126 would require that voters register by 5 p.m. the Friday before any election. “The current system makes the registration process easy and accessible, and protects our freedom to vote,” said Joy Bruck, AARP Montana state president and past president of the Montana League of Women Voters. “Out-of-touch politicians are attempting to fix something that …

Tell Congress to Protect Older Workers from Age Discrimination!

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Montana Help stop unfair age discrimination for older workers. No older American on the job or looking for work should be judged on anything other than how well they can do their job – but in a recent AARP study, nearly 2 in 3 workers said they had seen or experienced discrimination based on their age. Right now, Congress has a chance to help change that. Employees should be judged on their skills and abilities, not their age, and a new bill …

Montana Securities Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen Shuts Down Massive Ponzi Scheme; Perpetrator to Serve Decades in Prison

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Local Resources | Montana Justice: 20 Years, $5 Million Fine Financial Fraudster Richard Reynolds sentenced in Bozeman   BOZEMAN –Convicted felon Richard Reynolds will serve 20 years in prison and was ordered to pay almost $5 million in restitution and fees for bilking more than 140 victims out of nearly $5.4 million through a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors in Montana, the U.S. and four foreign countries. Gallatin County District Judge Holly Brown sentenced Reynolds to a total of 60 years in prison …

Montana U.S. Senate and House Candidates set to square off in Debate

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Montana Montana Newspaper Association Hosts June 14th U.S. Senatorial and House Debate during its Annual Convention; Event will broadcast on Montana PBS on Sunday, June 15, 2014 Helena, Mont., June 12, 2014 — The Montana Newspaper Association and Montana PBS have joined together to sponsor the first United States Senate and United States House of Representatives candidate debates of the political season. The debates will be held in the Library Auditorium at Montana Tech in Butte on Saturday afternoon, June 14, …