Family Caregivers Provide $522 billion in Uncompensated Care Per Year

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Utah Family caregivers in the U.S. spend an estimated 30 billion hours per year caring for older family and friends. That’s about $522 billion in care, according to a new Rand Corp. study, as measured by valuing the time caregivers have sacrificed in order to be able to provide care. Replacing that care with unskilled paid care at minimum wage would cost $221 billion, while replacing it with skilled nursing care would cost $642 billion annually. An AARP study found nearly half of …

Help the Community by Becoming a Volunteer Driver Safety Instructor

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Utah | Volunteering Be a Driving Force IN YOUR COMMUNITY Volunteer with AARP Driver Safety and help older drivers be safer drivers.  Since 1979, AARP Driver Safety has helped millions of drivers age 50+ stay safe on the road. AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through leading educational programs that include the AARP Smart Driver Course, CarFit, We Need to Talk, and the Driving Resource Center. The flagship AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation’s largest classroom and …

Questions about Voting? Get the Answers Here!

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources | Utah   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 …

AARP Utah Invites You to Join Us at the Living Planet Aquarium

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Utah AARP Utah is excited to bring its “Real Possibilities University” to the Living Planet Aquarium in Draper on November 6, featuring speakers on brain fitness and financial fraud followed by break-out sessions on 1)  financial security for life; 2) staying active; 3) eating healthy; and 4) living trusts and wills. The event is free and includes a light meal and ticket to the Aquarium to be used on the night of the event. Keynote speakers are Dr. Kevin Duff of …

AARP Utah Seeks New Volunteer State President

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Utah | Volunteering AARP Utah is searching for a key volunteer leader to serve as our State President.   The State President partners with the State Director to help achieve the Association’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in the state and serves as Chair of the AARP Utah Executive Council.   The Council, in collaboration with State Director and staff, develops the framework   for the state’s strategic plan and implements the activities in the areas of Financial Security, Healthy Behaviors, and Personal Fulfillment. AARP …

If You Don’t Think “Movies” When You Think of AARP, Then You Don’t Know Aarp!

Posted on 10/17/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Utah Watching a classic movie with a bucket of delicious popcorn and a drink sounds like a pretty nice way to spend an evening, right? AARP Utah thinks so too! That’s why we’re bringing Singin’ in the Rain to the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden on Friday, November 7–and it’s free! All you need to do is pre-register for the event by calling 1-877-926-8300 or go online to sign up. Here are the details: When:  Friday, November 7, 2014 Curtain Opens:  7:00 PM …