AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby Asks, “What’s the Hold Up on Healthy Utah?”

Posted on 03/6/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Events With the Utah House failing to support SB164 Healthy Utah during a committee hearing Wednesday night—advancing HB446 Utah Cares instead—hundreds rallied at the capitol Thursday, March 4, in support of Governor Herbert’s bill.   AARP Utah State Director joined legislators, religious leaders, citizen advocates, and health professionals to ask, “What’s the hold up?”  His comments are below: Hello everyone, and welcome to this rally in support of Healthy Utah!  My name is Alan Ormsby, and I am the State Director of …

Americans Want Congress to Help Caregivers with Resources

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Press  NEW AARP POLL SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVING CAUCUS LAUNCHED TODAY Voters Want Lawmakers to Support Family Caregivers Who Face Stresses, Challenges WASHINGTON, DC ­— Across political parties, more than seven in ten registered voters age 40 and older say Congress should improve resources for family caregivers who help their parents, spouses, children with disabilities and other loved ones to live independently. This and other findings from a new poll underscore the need for the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today …

ITNAmerica Challenges You to Participate in the #Sharearide Challenge and National Storybook Tour

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering ITNAmerica declares 2015 the year to give an older person a ride ITNAmerica’s mission is to support sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors throughout the world by building a senior transportation network through research, policy analysis and education, and by promoting lifelong safety and mobility. Across America, communities large and small are struggling to meet the transportation needs of seniors. Everywhere, the issues are the same: How to provide the kind of door-through-doorservice older people want and need How to recruit …

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

Health & Wellbeing | 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 …