AARP Utah Recognizes Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Senator Brian Shiozawa as Utah Capitol Caregivers

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Health & Wellbeing (Midvale, UT) To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Utah, AARP named Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Senator Brian Shiozawa as 2014 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and 3 governors from 19 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Utahns to live independently at home—where they want to be. Representative Chavez-Houck and Senator Shiozawa will be formally recognized for this honor today at the …

AARP Utah Supports Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

AARP Introduces “Real Possibilities University” in 2014

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

Health & Wellbeing  AARP’s “Staying Sharp” presentations on brain fitness and financial fraud have always been popular around the state, but for 2014 we decided to add break-out sessions on topics that our state research showed were of particular interest to Utahns 50+.  The topics added for these additional presentations included how to stay active for life; an overview of wills and living trusts; eating healthy; how to maximize Social Security benefits, and how to make your home fit your needs. Our first Real Possibilities …

Hearing Resource Center Launced by AARP

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Website Provides Tools and Tips for Living Well with Hearing Impairment To address the needs of the 70 percent of Americans age 50+ who suffer from some level of hearing loss, AARP has launched the AARP Hearing Resource Center.  The platform, online at www.aarp.org/hearing, connects AARP members and other consumers interested in hearing health with helpful tips, information, tools and links to related product solutions and programs.  A Spanish language version of the site is also available.  “Hearing loss results …

Tell Us Your Caregiving Story at iheartcaregivers.org

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Utah Community Outreach Director Jill Duke of South Jordan cared for her mother-in-law for six years while she still had three children at home and a fulltime job. She made a 120 mile roundtrip visit twice a week to help with medications, provide companionship, and perform everyday errands until her mother-in-law needed round-the-clock care in an assisted living facility. But Jill’s caregiving duties did not stop—she still visited her mother-in-law every day to attend to her physical and emotional …

AARP Tip Sheets for Your Long-Term Financial Security

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP is working to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to take charge of your future by offering free and unbiased information as you work, plan and save for the real possibility of long-term financial security.  Whether you are looking for information on Social Security, finding a job or starting a business, saving and planning, investing, and more, these financial publications are valuable resources that include a helpful “to-do” list of action steps. Download and print these …