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 …

Help Plan Utah’s Future with Envision Utah

Posted on 11/12/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources Utah is growing.  By the year 2050, the population will nearly double in size.  This is a continuing trend in the state; Utah has a history of growth and a successful track record of planning for the future.  And that’s where you come in! AARP Utah is proud to partner with Envision Utah to help plan for our future.  Their efforts engage people to create and sustain communities that are beautiful, prosperous, healthly, and neighborly for current and future residents.  …

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 …