Take a Smart Driver Course at AARP Utah's State Office

Take a Smart Driver Course at AARP Utah’s State Office

Posted on 03/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Did you know AARP Utah offers a Smart Driver class at its state office?  These classes can qualify you for a discount on your auto insurance or auto assistance plans (for those who are 55+)  of up to five percent!  This is the program formerly known as Driver Safety, but on Jan. 1, 2014, AARP Driver Safety launched the new and improved AARP Smart Driver™ Course, the nation’s largest driving refresher course.   Although the course is geared to drivers age 50 …

A Message on Scams from the AARP Utah State President

A Message on Scams from the AARP Utah State President

Posted on 02/13/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources   I was very interested in a recent KUTV story of a Salt Lake woman whose entire savings had been stolen by her son and daughter-in-law.   She is now struggling to make ends meet and it is unlikely she’ll get her money back. (Get Gephardt, February 6, 2014).  Utah’s Adult Protection Services is quoted as saying that approximately $1 million per day is swindled from seniors IN UTAH.  Hard to believe!  Even harder is the fact that 57% of that …

AARP's Driver Safety Classes Refresh Important Skills

AARP’s Driver Safety Classes Refresh Important Skills

Posted on 10/23/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Here in Utah, with our wide open spaces, cars are a necessity.  But they have changed dramatically over the last several years.  So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads around the state with our constant construction. Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s licenses, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of …

Four Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas

Four Easy Ways to Save Money on Gas

Posted on 09/25/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources By Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach   There’s no getting around the price of getting around. According to CNNMoney, the average American family spent $368 per month on gasoline in 2011—that’s almost 10% of the average household income. While personal spending on gasoline varies by a number of factors including the type of car you drive, where you live and the number of miles you travel, it is still a significant, …

Health Insurance Marketplaces Open on October 1

Health Insurance Marketplaces Open on October 1

Posted on 09/11/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?  It was created by the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and is set up as a new way to find It can help if you don’t have coverage now or if you have it but want to look at other options. With one Marketplace application, you can learn if you can get lower costs based on your income, compare your coverage options side-by-side, and enroll.  Enrollment runs from October 1 2013-March 31, …

Tax anxiety

Utah’s Tax Aide Program Filed 7000 Returns for Local Taxpayers

Posted on 06/4/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Tax season is never the happiest time of the year, but that’s when Utah’s dozens of Tax Aide volunteers spring into action to help people complete their tax forms–for free.  Tax Aide sites are available at approximately 32 sites in Utah, though the program is nationwide and serves people in every state.  There is no age or income limit, but the program primarily serves people over 60 of low-to-moderate incomes.  All volunteers are trained and many have accounting or finance …