You’re Invited to Democracy Day 2015 on February 12

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

Advocacy Democracy Day 2015 is set for Thursday, February 12, and AARP Utah is excited to partner with the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Utah and invite the public to the Utah State Capitol for a morning of citizen action.  The event is free, but we ask you to register here. This year’s Democracy Day will begin at 8:30 am with breakfast in the Capitol Rotunda with state legislators.  Attendees will provide their address upon registration so they can be seated with …

AARP Utah Legislative Priorities for 2015

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

Advocacy  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 …

AARP Utah Supports Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy Back in the 1940s AARP’s founder, retired educator Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, found a former teacher living in a chicken coop because she could afford nothing else. Dr. Andrus couldn’t ignore the need for health and financial security in America and set the wheels in motion for what would become AARP. She also pioneered the idea of insuring teachers as a group to make coverage accessible and affordable, approaching 50 different insurance companies before she found one that would go along …

Legislative Goal: Help More Workers Save for Retirement

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP is backing legislation that could help more Utahns build retirement savings through payroll deductions. More than half of Utah workers lack access to an employer-sponsored savings plan. With the decline of traditional pensions and limited access to 401(k) plans, many people are not building adequate savings for retirement. The Employee Benefit Research Institute found workers earning between $30,000 and $50,000 were 15 times more likely to save for retirement if they had a plan at work than those without …

Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP UTAH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND DRIVER SAFETY Please join AARP Utah as a volunteer for these fabulous programs! Tax Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation.  This is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide thrives due …

AARP National Office Touts AARP Utah’s Efforts on “Work and Save”

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy By Elaine Ryan, Vice President of State Advocacy and Office Integration, AARP The problem with living in Washington, D.C., too long is that you start to forget all the exciting action happening outside this politics-crazed town. The truth is, the real action is taking place in state capitols around the country. Today I want to take a moment to highlight some of the victories and innovative solutions happening from Hartford to Olympia to help people save for the future and …