Join AARP for a Wilderness Expedition in Wyoming

Join AARP for a Wilderness Expedition in Wyoming

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Utah     Have you been looking for a new challenge? Want an opportunity at a unique experience, not one of those “guided tours?” How about an outdoor adventure in Wyoming with a little help from some llamas?   AARP and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) have specifically designed a wilderness expedition for intrepid AARP members and qualifying family members who are interested in exploring their “Real Possibilities.” If you are seeking opportunities to learn new leadership skills, exercise creative solutions …

Utah Legislative Wrap-Up for 2014

Utah Legislative Wrap-Up for 2014

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Utah The 2014 legislative session ended on March 13, and while there is still plenty of work to be done – especially in the area of Medicaid expansion – AARP had a successful session advocating for older Utahns. Here is a rundown of what took place: The legislature passed the Long-Term Care Partnership, SB14, which creates a benefit for Utahns who purchase a qualifying long-term care insurance plan by protecting their assets (up to the value of that plan) from being …

Volunteer with AARP's Create the Good

Volunteer with AARP’s Create the Good

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Utah | Volunteering AARP has always been about service. The Association was founded by a volunteer, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, more than 50 years ago, and is guided to this day by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and National Policy Council. Each of AARP’s 53 state offices (which include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) receive direction and support from an all-volunteer Executive Council and extended volunteer team. And AARP manages several major volunteerism initiatives. However, AARP recognizes that …

Take a Smart Driver Course at AARP Utah's State Office

Take a Smart Driver Course at AARP Utah’s State Office

Posted on 03/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Utah 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 …

Senate Passes Partial Medicaid Expansion and Allows Governor to Seek Federal Block Grant

Senate Passes Partial Medicaid Expansion and Allows Governor to Seek Federal Block Grant

Posted on 03/10/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Utah  In breaking news, the Senate passed legislation allowing Governor Herbert to negotiate with the federal government for a block grant that would essentially cover people up to 138 percent of poverty.  Though not an expansion of the Medicaid program, this grant would allow those up to the full expansion category to purchase private insurance with federal funding.  The House has yet to vote on this plan, and passed an expansion version in committee that would use a much smaller amount …

AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby on "Choosing Wisely" Town Hall Panel

AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby on “Choosing Wisely” Town Hall Panel

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Utah Choosing Wisely Utah Town Hall Discussion Much of the cost of health care in this country comes from unnecessary or overused care, with some estimates of over 30 percent of the total cost.  A town hall discussion sponsored by HealthInsight, a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, will feature AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby on a distinguished panel of health care experts to discuss this topic. The event, held in partnership with the University of Utah’s Hinckley Forum, will feature experts …