— AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Campaign to Help Investors Learn Who Should be Most Alert WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall victim?  A new survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that the most susceptible typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments and tend to trade more actively than the general investor population.  More of …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 5 p.m. MT Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— Urge Your Montana State Legislators to Support Family Caregivers When you are caring for a family member or friend with serious health issues, it can be tough if someone is hospitalized. When it is time to be discharged, the situation can be confusing for everyone. AARP is urging the legislature to make things easier for family caregivers by passing HB 163. House Bill 163, the Montana Caregiver Act, sponsored by Representative Geraldine Custer (R) of Forsyth, helps family caregivers when their loved …

— As part of National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are joining forces with federal agencies to highlight the dangers of tax identity theft and recovery steps for victims. To register for the free webinar on February 2 at 12 pm MST, click here. How it Works: Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information for a fraudulent refund or to earn wages. It can involve: *   Filing a tax return using …

— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. President Trump repeatedly said during his campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program.  “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago. “ Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress to follow …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation at sites around Montana from now through April 18 Helena, Mont., Jan. 27, 2017 – AARP Montana announced today that beginning now through April 18 of this year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention …

— Montana’s 2017 State Legislative Session is off to a rough start for seniors.  Legislative leaders cut $52 million to the Senior and Long-Term Care budget. Fortunately, the session runs until late April and there is still time – but only if you act now! Montana is one of the fastest aging states in the nation with a growing need for senior services.  This is not the time to make such draconian cuts to the very services that help keep people …

— New report gives tips and recommendations on sleep to help maintain and improve brain health. Washington, DC — If you want to maintain your brain health as you age, then get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per day, according to a new consensus report issued today by the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH). The expert recommendations include a wealth of information and practical tips for all adults age 50-plus to improve and maintain healthy sleep habits. …

— Association to fight for issues critical to aging Montanans; Members urged to ask their legislators to support 2017 agenda. Montana’s 2017 legislative session kicked-off on January 2 and with a slew of new legislators at the capitol, AARP Montana, the state’s largest membership association, representing the most active voting demographic, has crucial issues it wants lawmakers to act on.  AARP Montana recently released its 2017 legislative agenda that zeroes in on the key concerns of the state’s 50+ population and …