— A family caregiver may be a parent caring for a child with serious medical issues, or a young adult taking care of a grandparent with a heart condition. A caregiver may be a sister caring for a brother with schizophrenia, or a husband supporting and caring for a wife with dementia. Often, caregiving involves a combination of roles – everything from a simple trip to the grocery store or a medical appointment – to 24/7 care involving medication administration or …

— More than 130 classes available across the Treasure Valley Boise, ID – New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) is a 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 Idaho State University, AARP Idaho and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, NKA represents the most affordable learning opportunity for the 50 plus in the Treasure Valley. For just $35 participants can sign up for an unlimited number …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Falls are the second leading cause of head injury in the elderly! NEW: Have You Taken The 2017 Traumatic Brain Injury Survey? WHO: Individuals experiencing a TBI or their family, friends, or caregiver AND who are or plan to receive services in Idaho. WHEN: Opens: February 6th Closes: March 17th To Take the Survey Click Here

— Boise, Idaho – On Tuesday, February 7, more than 100 volunteers and staff will head to Boise to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Idahoans on the crucial issue of Family Caregiving. While meeting with members of the legislature, these volunteers and staff will ask lawmakers to support family caregivers by passing a concurrent resolution to support the Idaho Caregiver Action Plan introduced in the House Health and Welfare Committee last week. “Most of us have been …

— Boise, Idaho — AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Idahoans who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees. Over the next few weeks, AARP staff and volunteers will meet with members of Congress to underscore that various voucher proposals …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 5 p.m. MT Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION FEB 1 THROUGH APRIL 18 From Sandpoint to Soda Springs Tax-Aide sites available across Idaho. ​ ​Boise, Idaho – Beginning February 1 and running through April 18, AARP Foundation is once again providing free tax assistance and preparation for Idahoans across the state. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. You do not need to be a member of AARP …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 12 p.m. MT Register for this webinar for a chance to win a $500 gift card* With more than 165,000 medical health apps and 12,000 wearable health-tracking devices on the market, how can you tell which ones are best for you? Join Dr. Leslie Saxon as she shares what to look for in a trustworthy medical app and how to maximize your health through wearable …