AARP Introduces “Real Possibilities University” in 2014

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

Home & Family  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 …

Tell Us Your Caregiving Story at iheartcaregivers.org

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

Home & Family 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 …

Help Plan Utah’s Future with Envision Utah

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

Home & Family Utah is growing.  By the year 2050, the population will nearly double in size.  This is a continuing trend in the state; Utah has a history of growth and a successful track record of planning for the future.  And that’s where you come in! AARP Utah is proud to partner with Envision Utah to help plan for our future.  Their efforts engage people to create and sustain communities that are beautiful, prosperous, healthly, and neighborly for current and future residents.  …

Family Caregivers Provide $522 billion in Uncompensated Care Per Year

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Home & Family Family caregivers in the U.S. spend an estimated 30 billion hours per year caring for older family and friends. That’s about $522 billion in care, according to a new Rand Corp. study, as measured by valuing the time caregivers have sacrificed in order to be able to provide care. Replacing that care with unskilled paid care at minimum wage would cost $221 billion, while replacing it with skilled nursing care would cost $642 billion annually. An AARP study found nearly half of …

Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

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

Home & Family 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 …

Be Part of a Project to Help Caregivers

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Home & Family v  Are you taking care of an elderly parent or family member? v  Have you helped someone transition into an assisted living or long-term care facility? v  Have you struggled to find resources, caregivers, or medical professionals? v  Would you like to assist in identifying ways to better support your elder?   “Taking Care of Our Parents: Improving the Coordination of Care for Elderly Community Members” is a project to identify and start addressing the unmet healthcare needs of the …