AARP Utah Supports Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Utah Back in the 1940s AARP’s founder, retired educator Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, found a former teacher living in a chicken coop because she could afford nothing else. Dr. Andrus couldn’t ignore the need for health and financial security in America and set the wheels in motion for what would become AARP. She also pioneered the idea of insuring teachers as a group to make coverage accessible and affordable, approaching 50 different insurance companies before she found one that would go along …

Legislative Goal: Help More Workers Save for Retirement

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Utah AARP is backing legislation that could help more Utahns build retirement savings through payroll deductions. More than half of Utah workers lack access to an employer-sponsored savings plan. With the decline of traditional pensions and limited access to 401(k) plans, many people are not building adequate savings for retirement. The Employee Benefit Research Institute found workers earning between $30,000 and $50,000 were 15 times more likely to save for retirement if they had a plan at work than those without …

Life Reimagined in Utah: He Un-retired and Found a World of Need

Posted on 12/31/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work | Utah | Volunteering by Lee Benson of the Deseret News Every day he goes to the office and stares face-first at poverty and need — and he’s never felt so fulfilled in his life. Working at the Utah Food Bank was never Jim Yorgason’s dream job, it’s just turned out that way. His dream job was television, and that came first. Born in Ogden in 1951, Jim and TV grew up together. He majored in communications and business at Weber State and then …

Utahns 50+ Fuel Utah Economy

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

About AARP | Local Resources | Money & Work | Utah 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 …

AARP Utah State Director Will Teach Health Care Course at Osher Institute in 2015

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

About AARP | Events | Utah Are you interested in taking a class just for the fun of learning something new? Do you want to learn how to make iMovies or discover how to savor French wine? How about studying opera or debating civil rights issues? The Osher Institute Lifelong Learning Institute can make it happen. Started in 2004 with a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Utah provides opportunities for intellectually stimulating, affordable, non-credit learning and …

Tips for Winter Weather Driving

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

About AARP | Home & Family | Local Resources | Utah 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 …