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— Are you an energetic and creative social media whiz looking for an internship? We’re looking for you! AARP Montana is seeking a social media/communications intern for the fall/winter/spring 2016/2017.  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. Position could either be in Helena or Boise. We are a leading non-profit, non-partisan membership organization focused on helping people 50+ live their …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State Helena, Mont., July 28, 2016 — AARP Montana will host community shredding events and food drives across Montana as part of its 2016 National Day of Service.  Every year, Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance is observed to remember those who were lost and honor the heroes who responded to the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Since that time, …

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— Over 50% of those 65+ in the US rely on Social Security for most of their family income.  Though America has evolved over the last 80 years, Social Security has not.  With no change to current policy and spending, Social Security can only continue to pay out full benefits until 2034. It’s important that our future president has a plan to keep Social Security strong for generations to come. That’s why AARP has asked presidential candidates to Take A Stand …

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— Symphony Under the Stars—a concert with fireworks and a favorite local tradition—this year is celebrating the music of Broadway. Cosponsored by AARP Montana, the free event is Saturday, July 16, at Carroll College in Helena. The music begins at 8:30 p.m., with Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque and Christiane Noll performing hits from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Cabaret, An American in Paris and other shows. Organizers advise reserving a place on the lawn the day …

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— By Tim Summers Over 70 million Americans contribute to 401(k) and similar type retirement plans, and approximately 10 million change jobs in any given year. That national trend is no different in Montana. Now days, a typical Montana worker may have 7 or more different jobs over the course of his or her entire work career. This has created the problem of how to protect and preserve these multiple and often small accounts that will be needed for retirement income …

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— Montana voters 45 and older overwhelmingly believe family caregivers should have the support services they need to take a break or keep a job. In a recent AARP survey, nearly 8 in 10 respondents said that is extremely or very important. Ninety percent of those who are caregivers said their role is critical to their loved one’s independence, and more than half said they have experienced stress. The survey findings reveal the challenges facing the state’s 118,000 family caregivers, as …

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— Think your identity won’t be stolen?  Neither did the staggering number of people who had their identity stolen last year! Want to learn more about how to protect yourself from Fraud? Watch AARP Live on Thursday, May 19 at 8pm MT with fraud expert Frank Abagnale! Frank Abagnale, once one of the world’s most famous con artist, has worked with the FBI as a nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes for the last 40 years.  Now he’s joining forces with …

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— Montanans across Big Sky Country will have opportunity to speak directly with the state’s top law enforcement official to get their questions answered during live tele-town hall meeting  Helena, Mont., April 13, 2016 –Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Montana’s Attorney General, Tim Fox about fraud prevention and consumer protection in Montana. AARP Montana will host the statewide live event which …

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— The Huffington Post and AARP held a nationwide memoir contest open to any American born before Dec. 31, 1964, with a story to tell. They received thousands and thousands of responses, which the judges, including the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, Huff/Post 50 editor at large Rita Wilson and AARP editorial director Myrna Blyth, narrowed down to 10 finalists, and finally just one grand prize winner. PRISONER IN THE KITCHEN (Simon & Schuster; March 29, 2016) is that outstanding story in …