Questions about Voting? Get the Answers Here!

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources   Like AARP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) does not support or oppose candidates but strongly believes that all Americans should be well informed about their right to vote.  Reprinted below are questions and answers from their Voter Empowerment Guide about all aspects of voting, from registration to voter ID to receiving provisional ballots.   QUICK TIPS FOR VOTING: Check your voter registration status at least 30 days before the election. (You may be able to register AND vote on …

Tax-Aide Volunteers are Needed for 2015

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Got financial skills? Love working with numbers? You can help Utahns maximize their money this tax season by becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer! Each year, the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation for thousands across the country.  Last season in Utah, Tax-Aide volunteers served 6,000 people throughout the state, preparing returns and answering questions for some who did not need to file.  Nationwide, Tax-Aide found $1.3 billion in refunds to consumers who used their services. Last year 105 Utah …

Utah Voter Guides Available from AARP

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources With Election Day just weeks away on November 4, AARP Utah has published nonpartisan voters’ guides on where candidates stand on critical issues such as caregiving, Social Security, Medicare, and financial security.  These guides are available for anyone to view at www.aarp.org/yourvote. “AARP wants to offer real possibilities for voters to become engaged in the electoral process,” said AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby. “We think it’s important to offer nonpartisan guides that help voters determine where the candidates stand on …

Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

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

Local Resources 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 …

Online Driver Safety Courses are 40 percent off in July

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources   AARP Driver Safety Celebrates Independence with Online Course Promotion During July, drivers can take 40 percent off the AARP Smart Driver online course. AARP Driver Safety is celebrating Independence Day by making it easier for drivers to maintain their own independence on the road. From July 1 through July 31, 2014, AARP Driver Safety is hosting an AARP Smart Driver™ online course promotion, in which participants can take 40 percent off the cost of the award-winning driving refresher course. …

Utah Pedestrian Safety Can be Improved

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Salt Lake City is a relatively safe place to walk, ranking 33rd out of 51 major metro areas in a report issued by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America.  But more can be done to improve pedestrian safety in the city and in Utah. How was this ranking calculated?  In a nutshell, the most dangerous places are those where the likelihood of someone walking is killed in an accident.  Even though people are walking more to get …