MONEY Magazine Names AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland as Utah’s Money Hero

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Money & Work | Utah In its “50 Heroes, 50 States” list, MONEY magazine selected AARP Utah Area Coordinator Art Sutherland to be Utah’s representative as a person doing creative and extraordinary work to help the finances of others in their state.  Art was nominated by Coalition of Religious Communities Director Linda Hilton and AARP Utah Communications Director Laura Polacheck for his outstanding work on predatory lending issues in the state. Art joined the efforts of the Coalition of Religious Communities to fight predatory lending …

Join AARP Utah on August 20 as Part of a Live Studio Audience for a Brain Fitness/Fraud Forum

Posted on 07/7/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Utah How would you like to be part of a live studio audience at the Salt Lake City Library on August 20?  AARP Utah is filming its popular brain fitness seminar presented by Dr. Kevin Duff of the University of Utah’s Brain Center, a fascinating discussion that focuses on memory loss–what’s normal and what’s not–successful longevity and the brain, and recognizing changes in a loved one.  Utah Securities Division Director Keith Woodwell will discuss financial scams, investor protection, and learning who …

Hands on the Wheel, Eyes and Mind on the Road

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Utah State lawmakers have cracked down on careless driving by tightening restrictions on using a handheld phone behind the wheel. Under a law that took effect May 13, using one’s hands while driving to dial a number, search the Internet, select a song or take a photo is illegal. Texting while driving already was illegal in Utah. “This ban will help make our streets safer for drivers, passengers and pedestrians,” said Alan Ormsby, AARP state director. Nationwide, distracted driving has been …

Online Driver Safety Courses are 40 percent off in July

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources | Utah   AARP Driver Safety Celebrates Independence with Online Course Promotion During July, drivers can take 40 percent off the AARP Smart Driver online course. AARP Driver Safety is celebrating Independence Day by making it easier for drivers to maintain their own independence on the road. From July 1 through July 31, 2014, AARP Driver Safety is hosting an AARP Smart Driver™ online course promotion, in which participants can take 40 percent off the cost of the award-winning driving refresher course. …

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 …