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Doesn’t dancing under the stars to music provided by top Utah big bands such as City Jazz, Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band, Wasatch Jazz Project, Tad Calcara & New Deal Swing, 23rd Army Band and the Joe Muscolino Band sound like a great time?  Throw in free dance classes and food trucks from the Food Truck League and you have the ingredients for a wonderful evening.  Big Band Summer at the Gallivin Center will run every Tuesday night throughout June, …

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AARP Utah is always looking for ways to connect you with other members, enjoy local attractions, and find out more about we do in the state.  Here are some opportunities for local discounts with your membership in Utah: AARP UTAH MUSIC FOR GROWNUPS Saturday, June 11, 8 p.m. at the Viridian Center, 8030 South 1825 West in West Jordan. Come join us for a special AARP Music for Grown Ups Night – “Beatles Tribute Concert” featuring Utah’s Jay Lawrence & …

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Did you know that the AARP Fraud Watch Network has newsletters with great information about how to avoid becoming a fraud victim?  To get these free mailings, just click here. In the latest issue is a feature article on 4 Things to Watch Out for on Your Summer Travels:  Don’t let scammers ruin your summer vacation. 1. Wi-Fi dangers: Most public Wi-Fi hot spots are unsecure, and many people are unaware of the risks. The biggest danger is falling victim …

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To our readers:  The AAA Fair Credit Foundation is based in Salt Lake City and is a partner with AARP Utah on teaching how to save and plan for the future.  This is one story about a family they helped through their Individual Development Accounts Program.  We thought it was a heartwarming example of what planning for the future can do for a family. My name is Derrick Duncan. In 2013, my wife Kendra and I rented a home in …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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AARP is pleased to offer webinars this month that can help you with work, caregiving, technology, and more!  These resources are part of our e-Programs on topics to help enrich our members’ lives. Coming up soon on Tuesday, May 10 at noon is a webinar, Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers:  The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker.  From finding a job to making the most of your work day, this webinar will provide you with tips, help you avoid …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. Kimer …

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James Thibodeau, Senior Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be giving two presentations, “Investing for Seniors” and “Pyramid Schemes” on May 24th from 6:00pm–7:30pm at AARP Utah’s office.  The general public is invited to join us–you need not be a member of AARP or 50+ to attend. The SEC is the nation’s top regulator of securities and brokers, bringing enforcement actions against fraud, abuse, and unfair and deceptive practices.  Mr. Thibodeau’s  presentation on “Pyramid Schemes” will …

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A new rule in Utah requires hospitals to work closely with family caregivers. The Patient Designated Caregiver Rule, proposed by AARP Utah and issued by the state Department of Health, allows each patient to designate a caregiver, whom the hospital must notify when the patient is released. In addition, hospitals will give caregivers instructions about follow-up care, such as managing medications. The policy is designed to support about 336,000 family caregivers in Utah, whose unpaid services help keep their loved …

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Dementia doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but the Alzheimer’s Association has a series of events during Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Month that can help!  On Tuesday, May 3, they will be holding an Education Conference in Park City with topics  that include effective communications strategies, understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors, and available community resources and services. The conference is designed specifically for the education of caregivers of those with dementia, with presentations by the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Utah, …