AARP ANNOUNCES THE TOP 10 MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS® OF 2014

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Press List Narrows the Field of Contenders for the Movies for Grownups Award Winners to be Announced in January   WASHINGTON, DC—The Theory of Everything, Imitation Game and Birdman are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to AARP The Magazine, whose annual Movies for Grownups® Awards franchise honors outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience. The top 10 list features iconic films that pay homage to historical periods, life experiences, and contemporary topics …

Hearing Resource Center Launced by AARP

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Press Website Provides Tools and Tips for Living Well with Hearing Impairment To address the needs of the 70 percent of Americans age 50+ who suffer from some level of hearing loss, AARP has launched the AARP Hearing Resource Center.  The platform, online at www.aarp.org/hearing, connects AARP members and other consumers interested in hearing health with helpful tips, information, tools and links to related product solutions and programs.  A Spanish language version of the site is also available.  “Hearing loss results …

Provo and Salt Lake City Rank in Top Five of “Best Cities for Successful Aging”

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Press Utah is known for its fabulous skiing, beautiful national parks (five of them, the most in the country) and clean living, but it’s also recognized as one of the best states for successful aging according to an index released by the Milken Institute on November 18.  Provo was ranked third and Salt Lake City was ranked fifth of 352 U.S. cities in their index, which realizes that most Americans want to age at home and in place as opposed to …

New Tech Books Help People 50+ Get Tech-Savvy

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Press   Que Publishing and AARP Release First Four Books of Series   Press Center, November 13, 2014           Media Contacts: Monique O’Grady, AARP, (202) 434-2563, Mogrady@aarp.org Lisa Jacobson Brown, Pearson/Que, (317) 428-3575, Lisa.jacobson-brown@pearson.com Indianapolis, Ind. – AARP is teaming up with Que Publishing, a division of Pearson, to help those 50+ learn how to use technology, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and social media.  Que and AARP are developing new products within Que’s popular “My for Seniors” …

Volunteers Needed for Tax Aide and Driver’s Safety

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Press AARP UTAH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND DRIVER SAFETY Please join AARP Utah as a volunteer for these fabulous programs! Tax Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation.  This is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide thrives due …

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

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

Press (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 …