Stay Sharp and Keep Scammers at Bay

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Fraud AARP is working with state officials and the nonprofit Montana Crime Prevention Association to host Outsmarting Scam Artists on June 4 at the Best Western Helena Great Northern Hotel. Speakers will explain how to avoid identity theft; Ponzi and pyramid schemes; fake insurance; and fraud in the medical, Internet and telemarketing spheres. The event will include a session on how to keep your brain sharp. Research suggests age-related changes to the brain can impede one’s ability to detect suspicious behavior. …

Great Career Opportunity Available!

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

About AARP Communication Internship at AARP Montana   Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to gain real-world experience with a leading nonprofit? We’re looking for you! AARP Montana 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. Position could be in either Helena or Boise. Responsibilities: Learning AARP’s mission, …

Conference to Share Insights on Dementia

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized Insights into Alzheimer’s Disease is the theme of the 2015 Montana Governor’s Conference on Aging. AARP Montana is cosponsoring the event at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena May 12-14, and will host a free reception and resource fair on May 12. “If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you face a unique set of challenges—but you are not alone,” said Tim Summers, AARP state director. The conference is expected to draw a mixed audience, including …

AARP Montana Presents “Outsmarting Scam Artists”

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events AARP Montana Presents “Outsmarting Scam Artists” with a special focus on Staying Sharp AARP and host of experts conduct “how-to” workshop on staying sharp, spotting scams, avoiding fraud Staying sharp segment to help Montanans avoid becoming victims of fraud — New research suggests brain changes may increase risk  Free and Open to the Public – Free Lunch Served! In its ongoing efforts to fight investment fraud, AARP Montana is partnering with a coalition of crime prevention agencies to sponsor a …

You are invited! Free Welcome Reception Hosted by AARP Montana Launches the Governor’s Conference on Aging

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Caregiving | Events AARP teams up with Governor’s Conference on Aging to Highlight Caregiving Issues in Montana AARP Montana hosts “brain-health event” during wine and cheese welcome reception the evening of May 12 — Free and open to the public! AARP is teaming up with the Montana Office on Aging and a coalition of other groups focused on senior issues to sponsor the annual Governor’s Conference on Aging in Helena, May 12 – 14. The theme of this year’s event is “Insights into …

A Way to Extend Health Coverage to Uninsured

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP Montana is urging state legislators to extend health coverage to nearly 70,000 low-income residents. The proposed Healthy Montana Plan, backed by Gov. Steve Bullock (D), would be a privately managed system federally funded under the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility. “Montana has a rare opportunity to boost access to health care for thousands of hardworking, uninsured Montanans by adopting the governor’s Healthy Montana Plan,” said Tim Summers, AARP state director. The plan would bring $5.4 billion in …