The HistoryMakers: Living Black History at the Library of Congress

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Community We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. Those words, from the second verse of the Black National Anthem, perhaps best describe a new permanent exhibit at the Library of Congress. It is called The HistoryMakers archive – 2,600 videotaped interviews with African-American …

How Would You Handle a Vehicle Breakdown?

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Uncategorized By Julie E. Lee It’s the peak time of year when the elements can wreak havoc on our roadways and vehicles, giving us the least ideal driving conditions. However, your vehicle can also break down in the most pristine conditions or shortest of drives. Whether your vehicle is having a mechanical failure, an overheated engine, or a flat tire, it’s important to know what to do in case it does break down. Hopefully it never happens, but if it does, …

10 Ways to Save on Health Care Costs

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Uncategorized By Nicole Duritz How many of us are still sticking to our New Year’s resolutions to live healthier? I, for one, have good intentions, but I’ve been struggling to get to the gym as often as I want. What has motivated me recently is getting a greater understanding of how a healthier me can lead to big savings in health care costs. AARP’s Health Care Costs Calculator can help you understand what your health care costs will be in retirement …

Free Movie Screening in Orem on March 3

Posted on 02/20/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Community | Events Great news for movie fans!  AARP Utah will be showing a free screening of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in Orem on March 3 at 7:00 pm at the Cinemark University Mall Theater, 1010 South 800 East.   The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is supposed to be India’s answer for the UK’s most elegant retirees – a place where they can spend their golden years surrounded by lush amenities – that is, until seven retirees who are in need of …

AARP Survey: Utahns Overwhelmingly Support State-Run Savings Plan

Posted on 02/18/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press AARP Utah unveiled a statewide survey that showed a growing concern over retirement savings in the state.  The survey, Making Retirement a Reality:  Helping Utahns Age 25-64 Save and Take Control of Their Future, engaged 1,000 Utahns age 25-64 and found that 85 percent wish they were able to save more money for retirement and 77 percent support the idea of a state-created retirement plan for those who lack access at their place of work.  One in six of those surveyed …

Join AARP Utah at “2 Your Health” at South Towne February 21

Posted on 02/17/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources Join AARP Utah and Channel 2 News for “2 Your Health,” a health fair at South Towne Expo Center that will feature health screenings, body mass index testing, memory testing, spinal screenings, blood pressure readings, vision and hearing testing, mental health screenings, and Lasik vision tests.  And it’s all free! AARP Utah will be there to provide a wealth of information about caregiving and resources, including ways to join AARP’s I Heart Caregivers Campaign. For many, family caregiving is more …