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 …

Is your online sweetheart a scammer?

Posted on 02/9/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Money & Work As lovers and those looking for love prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network releases new tips on how you can protect yourself from scammers from taking aim at your heart and pocketbooks. Scamming thousands of men and women each year – most over age 40 – romance swindles consistently make Top Scams lists, including those of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). The average per-victim loss is $10,000, according to MoneyGram. Other Valentine’s Day cons include: …

Be Aware of Tax Identity Theft

Posted on 02/3/2015 by | AARP Idaho | Comments

Money & Work Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen.  And with tax season upon us, con artists are stealing Social Security numbers to file for fraudulent tax refunds. It’s a big problem.  To date, the IRS has identified around 15 million false tax returns alone. And you can also view targeted information and a special video devoted to tax identity theft awareness at www.aarp.org/scamalert.   The Warning Signs How do you know if you’re a victim of tax identity theft? If someone files …