— More than 200 attend free screening of box office hit Hidden Figures Boise, ID – As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, the state office of AARP Idaho recently launched a new program designed to combine fun with purpose while spotlighting films and performances that resonate with the 50+ movie goer. Movies for Grownups is an opportunity for AARP members, their guests and the public to enjoy complimentary screenings of Hollywood’s biggest hits. More than 200 guests packed …

— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 9 a.m. MT where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

— WITH IDAHO PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE Idahoans invited to attend and ask their questions on January 11   Boise, ID – Thousands of AARP members as well as others across the Gem State will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Idaho President Pro Tem of the Senate Brent Hill and Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and …

—   AARP Honors State Elected Officials for Helping Family Caregivers Boise, ID – To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Idaho, AARP names Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter as a 2016 “Capitol Caregiver,” a bipartisan group of elected officials from more than 23 states.  These leaders have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Idahoans to live independently in their homes and communities—where they want to be. “AARP thanks Governor Otter for championing …

— AARP members are invited to spend a fun, sociable and informative day at the state Capitol on Feb. 7, AARP Idaho Lobby Day. The annual event, which includes a free lunch and a chance to visit with state legislators, is open to everyone who wants to show support for AARP Idaho’s legislative priorities for 2017. Participants will attend legislative committee meetings and floor sessions, and will learn about issues such as support for family caregivers and financial security. Lobby Day …

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— AARP Idaho members are invited to a free screening of Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. Hidden Figures is the incredible story of Katherine Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the …

— AARP Idaho invites members and their guests to connect with AARP staff, volunteers and one another when the Idaho Steelheads host the Rapid City Rush, on Saturday, Dec. 17. The hockey game begins at 7 p.m. at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise. The $16 discount tickets include a rinkside meal of hot dog, chips and soft drink. Enjoying a hockey game with friends, or meeting new ones, is a great way to spend a Saturday evening, especially if you’ve experienced …

— The holidays aren’t always the happiest time of year – especially if you’re dealing with the stress of being a family caregiver. Or what if, you’re a long-distance caregiver that will return home for the holidays? AARP is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to present a very special webinar titled, “Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers,” on Tuesday, December 6th at 3pm ET/2 pm CT/1pm MT Ruth Drew, who is Director of Family and Information …

— Don’t miss out! Register today for the free webinar, “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer.” Join AARP on Thursday, December 1st for a free webinar. “Joy Unleashed: Lessons a Dog Taught an Unemployed Baby Boomer” will feature the inspiring true-life story of a dog named Bella who helped her owner, Jean Baur, find a sense of belonging and confidence after being downsized by her job. The webinar airs live at 2 p.m. CT on Thursday, December 1st …

— Microsoft Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Consumers Have Encountered the Scam   WASHINGTON, D.C. – With U.S. consumers falling victim to the “technical support scam” in greater numbers than ever before, the AARP Fraud Watch Network today launched an initiative to raise awareness of the scam and educate consumers about how they can protect themselves. A survey released last month by Microsoft found that over the past year two-thirds of consumers have experienced the tech support scam, in which fraudsters pose …