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 …

AARP Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Innovative Housing Strategies to Help Vulnerable 50+ Population

Posted on 06/13/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Press AARP Foundation is pleased to announce $2.5 million in investments to fund three housing organizations that serve the vulnerable, 50+ population   AARP Foundation Invests $2.5 Million in Innovative Housing Strategies to Help Vulnerable 50+ Population Washington, D.C. – AARP Foundation is pleased to announce $2.5 million in investments to fund three housing organizations that serve the vulnerable, 50+ population. The Foundation’s new impact investment instrument will serve as a valuable funding source for these organizations while at the same …

AARP Utah and SBA Look to Offer Entrepreneur Training for People 50+

Posted on 04/22/2013 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Press AARP and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month   SBA and AARP are working to help people 50 plus become entrepreneurs or grow their current businesses     (Midvale, UT) – AARP, teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host an “encore entrepreneur” event in Salt Lake City on April 24.  The event will be at the Salt Lake Chamber at 175 E University Boulevard from 3:00 pm—5:00 pm.   “AARP supports developing opportunities for older Americans to …