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 …

Celebrate the Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival’s 26th Anniversary

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Community | Events Join the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival in celebrating its 26thanniversary October 14 – 18, 2015.   AARP members and their guests (up to four per membership) will receive a 5% discount on a 5-Day Pass & Color Souvenir Program or an “All-Day” ticket when purchased online through July 31, 2015, and a 10% discount off the five-day “All Events” tickets or an “All Day”  ticket when purchased either online between August 01-October 2, 2015   http://www.sunvalleyjazz.com/jazz-festival-tickets/  (enter discount code: “SVJAZZ2015”) or in person at the event upon displaying …

Valuing the Invaluable: New AARP Report on Caregiving

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community Idaho Family Caregivers Provide $2.2 Billion In Unpaid Care According to AARP Study New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers  BOISE, ID — Family caregivers in Idaho provided 183 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.2 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the …