— AARP and host of experts conduct “how-to” workshop on spotting scams and avoiding fraud Free and Open to the Public – Free Lunch Served! Helena, Mont., Aug. 10, 2017 — In its ongoing efforts to fight fraud, AARP Montana is joining with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor a “how-to” workshop entitled Operation Stop Scams. The event, which is set for August 30 in Billings at 8:30 a.m. is at the Billings Big Horn Resort and is free …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

— Local rock musicians, Broadway singers and an American Idol finalist will join the Helena Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 15, to “play that funky music” of the ’70s and ’80s. The 14th annual Symphony Under the Stars begins at 8:30 p.m. at Carroll College in Helena and will end with a fireworks display. The Rock On concert will feature rock, pop and disco hits popularized by Michael Jackson, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Queen and the Eagles. Concertgoers can spread their blankets …

— Montanans age 50 to 64 would dig deeper into their pockets to pay for health insurance By Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director Recently, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  This bill would give billions to big drug and insurance companies while dramatically increasing costs for Montanans over age 50 and those with pre-existing conditions. The bill is now being debated by the Senate. Under the new health care bill, insurance companies can charge older …

— Join AARP Montana, the Helena Symphony and Carroll College for an evening of rock and roll, family and friends, fireworks and fun! Look for our AARP “Symphony Shuttle” golf carts offering rides between Centennial Parking Lot, PE Center Lot and the concert lawn. Shuttles will start running at 4:30 p.m. Together with the Helena Symphony & Carroll College, AARP Montana is sponsoring the 14th Annual Symphony Under the Stars. With this year’s theme of “ROCK ON!” the Helena Symphony Orchestra …

— Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Dillon, MT   In its ongoing efforts to fight fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor “how-to” workshops entitled “Operation: Stop Scams – Fight Back Against Fraud”. Presenters will discuss Internet and telemarketing scams, investment fraud, credit card and identity theft and what to do if you think you’ve become a victim. One of AARP Montana members’ top concerns centers on financial exploitation, said Tim Summers, AARP State Director. …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— The annual Women 4 Wellness health fair, credited with saving lives, will offer more than 30 screenings this year, helping Flathead Indian tribal members and other women in Lake County detect conditions ranging from breast cancer and diabetes to heart disease and thyroid problems. AARP Montana is cosponsoring the event on Thursday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. The free fair offers crucial access for many who otherwise could not afford health …

— Annual event provides full battery of free health screenings and preventative educational programs available to tribal members as well as entire community The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in collaboration with AARP Montana and other community partners, have joined forces to host the annual Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Event Center on the Salish Kootenai College campus. The greatly-anticipated and much-appreciated event draws thousands of women …

— Caregiving can be exhausting. The 2017 Lifespan Respite Annual Summit, to be held May 10 at the Wingate Hotel in Helena, aims to help family caregivers refuel and recharge. The event will be hosted by the Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition in collaboration with the state Department of Public Health and Human Services and AARP Montana. Elaine Ryan, AARP vice president of state advocacy and strategy integration, will give the keynote address. The summit will highlight the availability of respite support …