Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Utah What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

FTC Raises Concerns About Hampering Drug Competition

FTC Raises Concerns About Hampering Drug Competition

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Utah Biologic drugs are often used to treat health conditions that affect older populations, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Derived from living organisms, biologics have an estimated average cost of $35,000 a year — far more than traditional, chemically derived drugs. Congress recently granted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to approve less expensive generic versions of biologic drugs, known as biosimilars or follow-on biologics. But while FDA continues to work on the approval process, policymakers are …

Volunteer to Help Make Streets and Highways Safe

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Utah | Volunteering Rules of the road change over time, as do cars and drivers. To help motorists stay confident behind the wheel, AARP Utah is recruiting volunteers to teach the new AARP Smart Driver course. The updated course is now available both in a classroom setting and online. Instructors are needed throughout the state, especially in rural areas. After taking the class, candidates complete eight to 12 hours of training. Then they are mentored by other instructors until they feel comfortable teaching …

OLDER UTHANS STRONGLY SUPPORT BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO FIGHT AGE DISCRIMINATION

OLDER UTHANS STRONGLY SUPPORT BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO FIGHT AGE DISCRIMINATION

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Utah   Older Utahns overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll last month of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 85 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). Significantly, 53 percent of ALL those interviewed said they “strongly” endorsed the bill.  In contrast, only 9 percent oppose passage, the survey reported. “This AARP survey confirms what Utah residents know: huge majorities demand fairness …

Payday Loans are a Debt Trap, says the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Payday Loans are a Debt Trap, says the Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work | Utah If you need more evidence that payday loans can be a debt trap, look no further than today’s report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The agency found that 4 out of 5 payday loans are renewed or rolled over within two weeks after the end of their term. In half of these cases, the borrower renews the loan at least 10 times in a row. And repeat borrowing may be more expensive than many borrowers may realize. Fees in …

Join Us for a Free Screening of the Film “Cesar Chavez” on March 28

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Utah AARP is sponsoring a free screening of the new film “Cesar Chavez” on Friday, March 28 at 6:30 at the Megaplex 15 in West Valley City.  This powerful new film presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer.  This is an English language film.   Tickets are free and available to AARP members and non-members alike.  To RSVP, call 1-877-926-8300 or go to http://aarp.cvent.com/CesarChavez_SaltLake.  This film is part of AARP’s “Movies for Grown-Ups” series …