Utahns 50+ Fuel Utah Economy

Posted on 12/29/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Across the nation, the aging population has proven to be an important and vital source of economic growth, according to “The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” a study conducted in 2013 by Oxford Economics and commissioned by AARP. This study counters long-held beliefs about the negative financial impacts of aging on the US economy by showing that the 50+ population actually fuels growth. What does this mean for policymakers and businesses? Americans 50+ represent a …

Tips for Winter Weather Driving

Posted on 12/22/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources By: Julie E. Lee No matter how many years of driving experience you may have, adverse weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. Snow, ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the dangerous conditions you could encounter during the winter months Knowing how to drive safely in harsh weather conditions can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Follow these 5 tips for driving in winter weather to help you stay safe on …

Tax Aide Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Interesting Volunteer Opportunities Available  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announced it is seeking volunteers in Utah. As the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is recruiting volunteers in the state for tax counseling and leadership positions, as well as public relations and greeter positions.  Each year from February 1 through April 15, trained and certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers prepare, free of charge, federal, state and local tax returns for low- and middle -income taxpayers, with special …

AARP Introduces “Real Possibilities University” in 2014

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

Local Resources  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 …

Provo and Salt Lake City Rank in Top Five of “Best Cities for Successful Aging”

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Utah is known for its fabulous skiing, beautiful national parks (five of them, the most in the country) and clean living, but it’s also recognized as one of the best states for successful aging according to an index released by the Milken Institute on November 18.  Provo was ranked third and Salt Lake City was ranked fifth of 352 U.S. cities in their index, which realizes that most Americans want to age at home and in place as opposed to …

AARP Live–Join the Conversation on November 20

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources We’re living in a digital world.   According to a 2013 Google/Ipsos poll, seventy-eight percent of baby boomers are on line, and 52% of seniors are online and its growing every day.   These age groups spend more time each week on the internet (about 19 hours) than they devote to television, radio and magazines are newspapers.   Yet, millions of people over the age of 50 are not online. Research also shows, once older Americans get on-line they find that digital technology …