Utah Voters Support Governor’s “Healthy Utah” Plan to Expand Medicaid

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Utah Medicaid expansion is still a hot potato issue in Utah, with the Utah Legislature failing to agree what if any expansion should occur in the state for the program.   Medicaid is a federal program run by the states that provides health care coverage to the lowest income Americans. In order to qualify in Utah, you not only have to be low income, but you must also fall into a category of eligibility such as being a pregnant women, a …

New Scorecard Says Utah Needs Significant Improvement for Caregivers of Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Press | Utah (Midvale, UT)  Utah ranks 39th overall among the 50 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, indicating more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve long-term supports and services in the state.  This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state report, Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers Scorecard from AARP with support of …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Looks for Utahns to Join

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work | Utah AARP knows that fraud will never be eliminated entirely, but there is a lot more that can be done to arm consumers with tools to detect and avoid fraud.  That’s why AARP launched its Fraud Watch Network because of the serious fraud threats here in Utah, where it’s a multi-billion dollar industry, as it is all across the country.  Fraud isn’t just limited to “too good to be true” offers.  According to recent report by Javelin Strategy and Research, more …

AARP Discount for Members at Logan’s Cain Lyric Theatre on July 2

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Utah  Who doesn’t love live theater?  AARP Utah has a special treat for you.  On July 2, AARP members can attend a performance of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the Caine Lyric Theatre in Logan, Utah for a discounted price.  This number of seats available is limited, but members can receive a $17 discount on $27 tickets by calling 435-797-8022 or by buying the tickets directly at the box office.  That translates to only $10 …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work | Utah By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Utah Pedestrian Safety Can be Improved

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

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Utah 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 …