Learn How to Outsmart the Scammers

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Fraud AARP Idaho invites members to sharpen their ability to detect scams at two Fraud Watch Network workshops in eastern Idaho. The free events will be held Sept. 30 in Idaho Falls and Oct. 1 in Fort Hall. Speakers will discuss identity theft, Medicare fraud and the latest scams emerging in Idaho, along with tips on how to stay mentally sharp. Presenters include local law enforcement officers, state lawmakers, and representatives of the state Department of Insurance and the Attorney General’s …

New Knowledge Adventures comes to the Treasure Valley

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) is a low-cost, lifelong continuing education program for older adults designed to offer exceptional learning, exploration and fellowship opportunities in a comfortable and non-competitive academic surrounding. Supported by AARP Idaho, Idaho State University and the Treasure Valley YMCA, NKA places a shared emphasis of expanding knowledge, staying vital and exploring new ideas in an informal and socially engaging environment. To learn more about NKA and view the upcoming classes be sure and check out the 2015 Fall NKA …

Identity Theft Expert Frank Abagnale Named AARP Ambassador

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud | Money & Work   Boise, ID – AARP Idaho today announced that Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, has been named AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador.  Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most famous con artists, Abagnale’s story was told in his best-selling book, Catch Me if You Can, and in the …

Emergency Caregiver Respite: When No Other Source Can Help

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family | Money & Work Emergency Caregiving Respite (ECR) is a respite care program designed to assist 24/7 family caregivers. Through ECR any Idaho caregiver providing 24/7 care to any person of any age (child, adult or elder) is eligible to apply for funding. Facts Respite care is an intermittent period of relief for primary caregivers so that s/he may take a break from the continual responsibilities of caregiving.  ECR is a short-term period of relief when there is an unforeseen emergency or crisis or …

Social Security Turns 80, Loved by Americans of All Age

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Money & Work Social Security Turns 80, Loved by Americans of All Ages Remains Key to Retirement, Living Independently, Important for Future Generations, According to AARP Survey  Boise, ID – AARP released results of a survey this week as we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, …

Consumers Put Digital Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud Boise, ID—A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, and the survey results indicate that thousands nationwide are engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that among adults who access the Internet, a quarter (25%) use …