Consumers Put Digital Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud | Technology Helena, MT—A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, and the survey results indicate that thousands nationwide are engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that among adults who access the Internet, a quarter (25%) use free …

Valuing the Invaluable: New AARP Report on Caregiving

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community Montana Family Caregivers Provide $1.4 Billion In Unpaid Care According to AARP Study  New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers  HELENA, Mont., July 16, 2015 — Family caregivers in Montana provided 110 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1.4 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care …

White House Conference on Aging Watch Party

Posted on 07/3/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing In conjunction with the White House’s 2015 Conference on Aging, AARP Montana is hosting a Conference Watch Party and Listening Session in Helena to listen, learn, dialogue, and share what is important for people 50-plus. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift occurring in the United States and recognize the possibilities of aging, and will be live streamed.  Helena residents will be able to field questions into the conference through social media.  Participants will also discuss and share the …

About 70,000 Montanans Are Eligible for Coverage

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Montana has joined ranks with 28 other states that have expanded their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income people. AARP Montana backed the HELP Act, which extends eligibility to about 70,000 uninsured Montanans. Adults 64 or younger with annual income up to $16,243 for individuals or $21,983 for couples are eligible. As many as 45,000 are expected to enroll over the next four years. The expansion will bring $1 billion in new federal dollars to Montana. The federal government will …

AARP Montana Presents “Outsmarting Scam Artists”

Posted on 06/30/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

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

Regulatory Fairness Forum for Small Businesses

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work Concerned about a level regulatory playing field for your small business? Join other Montana small business owners for this unique opportunity to share your concerns directly with the National Ombudsman for Small Business, Brian Castro.  Learn how the Office of the National Ombudsman can help your small businesses save time and money in resolving difficult regulatory compliance and enforcement issues. Join other Montana small business owners to voice your ideas on federal regulatory challenges facing your business.     During …