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 …

Share Your GLBT Story as Part of SAGE Utah

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Home & Family     As a GLBT individual, do you have a segment-of-life LGBT story you would like to share? Your story could be centered around a variety of themes, such as coming out, self-acceptance, authenticity, multiculturalism, aging, relationships, isolation, survival, parenting, and many, many others.  WHAT is SAGE STORY? SAGE Utah, a program of the Utah Pride Center has been selected to participate as one of three major SAGE affiliates in SAGE STORY. SAGE Story is a national digital storytelling program for …

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Posted on 09/24/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Home & Family   Grandchildren are a joy, but can cause hardship within a family when parents are unable to care for their children and grandparents must step in as caregivers.  In Utah, nearly 83,000 children are being raised by a relative, but in the vast majority of cases–91 percent–these relatives are grandparents.  Approximately two-thirds are between 45 and 65 years old, meaning they might also have their own children at home.  Almost one-fifth are over 65, an age when retirement and a …