AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2016 Tax Season

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Helena, Mont., Feb. 4, 2016 — 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 the older population.  People do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “There’s no question, over the years the U.S. tax …

Montana’s Wounded Warriors and The Healing Power of Highly Trained Service Dogs

Posted on 01/28/2016 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Helena, Mont., Jan. 28, 2016 — AARP Montana recently announced that it has donated $5,000 to the K9 Care Montana Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program – a non-profit organization based out of Philipsburg.  The K9 Care Program is devoted to providing specially trained dogs, at no cost, to our nation’s Wounded Warriors. “There is new research that clearly shows the benefits of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress,” said Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director. “These dogs are a …

2016 Montana Economic Security Conference for Women will Highlight the Unique Financial Challenges Facing Women

Posted on 01/11/2016 by | AARP Montana | Comments

  Helena, Mont., Jan 11, 2016 — Studies have shown that Americans aren’t saving enough for the future, and the risk of insufficient funds in retirement is especially high for Montana’s women.  On average, women live longer, earn less, and spend more time out of the workforce caring for family than do men. To highlight this issue, the Montana State Auditor’s Office is teaming up with AARP Montana and the University of Montana and to sponsor an economic security conference for …

Penny Conference to Address Women’s Financial Concerns

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP and the Office of the Montana State Auditor invite the public to an event addressing the financial challenges women face in retirement. The one-day Penny Conference is scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the University of Montana-Missoula School of Business Administration. Presenters will discuss money management, investment strategies, retirement planning, fraud prevention and salary negotiations. Speakers also will share personal stories of financial success. Many women face financial insecurity because they earn 79 percent of what men do and typically …

AARP Montana Appoints New State President

Posted on 12/31/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Billings resident Alex Ward tapped to lead AARP Montana Executive Council  Helena, Mont., Dec. 31, 2015 – AARP Montana State Director Tim Summers today announced the appointment of Alex Ward as State President – the highest state-lev el volunteer position within the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.  AARP has more than 150,000 members statewide and more than 38 million members nationwide. “We are delighted that Al has stepped into this key leadership position,” Summers said. “His extensive professional experience with AARP, his distinguished service as a volunteer …

How to Keep Your Pet Safe while on the Road: 5 Tips for Driving With Pets

Posted on 12/14/2015 by | AARP Montana | Comments

You’ve probably seen the ironic bumper stickers claiming “Dog is My Copilot.” It may be a play on words, but it’s also frequently true, especially during the holiday season. Idahoans all over the state will be making the rural-trek to see family and friends, with their “furry copilot.” According to the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association, 84 percent of pet owners say they take their pets on the road with them. Sure, Fido may love the wind in his face …