Working to Expand Medicaid

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

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

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 …

AARP Night at the Bees, Aug. 2

AARP Night at the Bees August 2

Posted on 07/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Meet AARP staff, volunteers and other members at one of AARP Utah’s most popular events: a summertime evening of baseball, hot dogs and socializing for members, their families and friends. “AARP Night at the Bees” will be Aug. 2, with discounted ticket prices and an all-you-can-eat hot dog dinner served in the terrace above the AARP seats.  Game time is 7:05 pm and gates open at 6:00 pm. Spectators will watch the minor league Salt Lake Bees take on the …

Computer Games

Where Did My Games Go?

Posted on 06/26/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Home & Family NEW COMPUTERS MIGHT NOT HAVE YOUR FAVORITE GAMES–BUT THERE’S A WAY TO PLAY [Reprinted from a post by Ericka Lozano-Buhl, AARP California State Office]   If you’ve recently purchased a new computer with Windows 8, you might be wondering what happened to classic games like Solitaire and Minesweeper. Don’t worry, you can still play these games, but you’ll need to install them from the Windows Store. How-To Geek provides a great step-by-step guide to finding and installing the new versions …

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AARP Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Innovative Housing Strategies to Help Vulnerable 50+ Population

Posted on 06/13/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Home & Family AARP Foundation is pleased to announce $2.5 million in investments to fund three housing organizations that serve the vulnerable, 50+ population   AARP Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Innovative Housing Strategies to Help Vulnerable 50+ Population Washington, D.C. – AARP Foundation is pleased to announce $2.5 million in investments to fund three housing organizations that serve the vulnerable, 50+ population. The Foundation’s new impact investment instrument will serve as a valuable funding source for these organizations while at the same …