AARP Utah Legislative Priorities for 2015

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP  With the new year comes another new Utah legislative session, and AARP Utah is ready to advocate for key issues critical to residents 50 and older.  AARP priorities in 2015 will focus on policies that help protect the health and financial security of Utahns who need it the most. “With 212,000 members in Utah, AARP is the state’s largest advocacy organization looking out for the interests of individuals age 50 and older,” said AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby.  “As …

Utahns 50+ Fuel Utah Economy

Posted on 12/29/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP Across the nation, the aging population has proven to be an important and vital source of economic growth, according to “The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” a study conducted in 2013 by Oxford Economics and commissioned by AARP. This study counters long-held beliefs about the negative financial impacts of aging on the US economy by showing that the 50+ population actually fuels growth. What does this mean for policymakers and businesses? Americans 50+ represent a …

AARP Utah State Director Will Teach Health Care Course at Osher Institute in 2015

Posted on 12/22/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP Are you interested in taking a class just for the fun of learning something new? Do you want to learn how to make iMovies or discover how to savor French wine? How about studying opera or debating civil rights issues? The Osher Institute Lifelong Learning Institute can make it happen. Started in 2004 with a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Utah provides opportunities for intellectually stimulating, affordable, non-credit learning and …

Tips for Winter Weather Driving

Posted on 12/22/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP By: Julie E. Lee No matter how many years of driving experience you may have, adverse weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. Snow, ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the dangerous conditions you could encounter during the winter months Knowing how to drive safely in harsh weather conditions can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Follow these 5 tips for driving in winter weather to help you stay safe on …

Tax Aide Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announced it is seeking volunteers in Utah. As the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is recruiting volunteers in the state for tax counseling and leadership positions, as well as public relations and greeter positions.  Each year from February 1 through April 15, trained and certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare, free of charge, federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle -income taxpayers, with special …

AARP ANNOUNCES THE TOP 10 MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS® OF 2014

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP List Narrows the Field of Contenders for the Movies for Grownups Award Winners to be Announced in January   WASHINGTON, DC—The Theory of Everything, Imitation Game and Birdman are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to AARP The Magazine, whose annual Movies for Grownups® Awards franchise honors outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience. The top 10 list features iconic films that pay homage to historical periods, life experiences, and contemporary topics …