— Do you know a volunteer age 50+ using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. Nominations …

— Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 25 in the Jewett Auditorium at The College of Idaho. The Caldwell Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Breakfast and lunch are complimentary …

—   The U.S. Senate is considering a measure to deny states the flexibility they need to set up retirement savings options if they so choose. House Joint Resolution 66 repeals an important Department of Labor rule providing guidance to states desiring to work with small business owners to set up retirement savings programs for their employees. AARP Idaho will be hosting Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane to discuss this and other important financial topics through Facebook live. This will be an …

— Please join us for a FREE screening of Hacksaw Ridge in Boise at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 Theatre. Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond Doss (Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Doss was the only American solider in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was wrong. Rated R for intense …

— The 2017 Idaho Legislature has finally adjourned “sine die!” AARP Idaho was at the Capitol the last three months working on your behalf. Many of our members were working with us, both at the Capitol and from their computers, helping to get our voice heard. Accomplishments this year included: Medicare Supplemental “Medigap” carriers will now be required to offer coverage to pre-65 Medicare eligible individuals. (Docket No. 18-0154-1601) Administrative rules encouraging telehealth within the Boards of Pharmacy and Psychologist Examiners …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 5 p.m. MT Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 5 p.m. MT, …

— Are you looking for ways to give back to your community, particularly your fellow 50+ Gem Staters?  If so, we would love to share how AARP Idaho is working to ensure that Idaho residents have choice, control and independence through every stage of their lives. Please join us the afternoon of Tuesday, April 4  at 1:15pm MTN for a volunteer team building workshop in our Boise office. This is the first of several opportunities to learn more about AARP Idaho. For a complete …

— As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho is offering a FREE shredding opportunity on April 1, 2017 at Expo Idaho. The event takes place from 10am to 2pm or until the trucks are full. You can see the exact location of the trucks HERE. There’s no limit on the number of bags or boxes but shredding services are for personal documents only. What: Free Document Shredding When: April 1, 2017 at Expo Idaho from 10:00am …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 5 p.m. MT Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …