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 …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

Working to Expand Medicaid

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family AARP Utah is working to win support for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Supporters aim to persuade Gov. Gary Herbert (R) and legislators that the move would bring more federal dollars into state coffers, improve health care delivery and provide coverage for Utahns who cannot afford insurance. If the state accepts federal funding for this purpose, the money would go toward extending Medicaid services to a larger pool of people who currently are uninsured—including adults without children and …