AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It’s important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution. On our recent episode of  AARP Live, our panel of experts shared important information to help you and your loved …

Three Events Aim to Prevent and Avoid Fraud in Idaho

Posted on 04/6/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Events AARP Idaho invites you to one of three FREE Idaho Consumer Fraud Forums in May 2015. Presenters will describe the latest scams and offer tips on how to recognize fraud, protect yourself and avoid becoming the next victim. Every day another older Idahoan is ripped off by a telephone, Internet or mail scam. Aggressive con artists are targeting folks across the country to the tune of billions! AARP Idaho is hosting the events with Tom Trail, AARP Idaho Volunteer State …

Listen, Ask Questions, Express Your Views

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Finances 50+ | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Uncategorized AARP Idaho members will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their views with U.S. Sen. Michael Crapo (R) in a tele-town hall on April 28 at 11 a.m. Hosted by Mark Estess, AARP state director, the statewide conference call will address issues that affect Idahoans 50-plus and will give them an opportunity to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C. Crapo serves on the Senate Banking, Finance, Environment, Budget and Indian Affairs committees. The conversation will cover topics …

Communication Internship at AARP Idaho

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

About AARP Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to gain real-world experience with a leading nonprofit? We’re looking for you! AARP Idaho is seeking a social media communications intern for summer and fall 2015. This is a paid opportunity. This position will be responsible for maintaining and growing the social media accounts for both the AARP Idaho and AARP Montana state offices. Responsibilities: • Learning AARP’s mission, culture, history and projects with special emphasis on understanding AARP membership and the …

Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention Conference

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources | Money & Work The AARP Fraud Watch Network can help you spot and avoid fraud so you can keep your hard-earned money. Join us and hear from local experts as we reveal the secrets of con-artists and provide you with tools and resources you need to protect yourself from fraud and scams. Fight fraud today and protect your friends, family and you. The Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention Conference is scheduled March 18th in Grangeville from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free lunch …

Are You Eligible for Property Tax Relief?

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Home & Family Property taxes can be burdensome to people living on fixed incomes, and consumer advocates are concerned that more than half of Idahoans eligible for tax relief fail to apply. AARP Idaho is urging qualified citizens not to leave money on the table. The state offers property tax reductions ranging from $150 to $1,320 for people whose income is below $29,100, and who also are widowed; who are over age 65; who are former hostages, prisoners of war or other qualified …