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 …

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

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

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 …