Salt Lake City Takes Challenge for Safer Streets

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Local Resources This March, US Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the “Mayors Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets” initiative.  This 18-month campaign challenges mayors and elected officials across the nation to take significant action to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities over the next year.  In fact, the campaign encourages cities to recruit local grassroots and community organizations to assist in educating and addressing barriers to making streets safe and convenient for all road users.  …

AARP Utah’s Jill Duke Named Utah Food Bank Board Member of the Year

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP | Community | Volunteering Congratulations to AARP Utah’s Community Outreach Director Jill Duke, who was honored April 17 as the Utah Food Bank’s Board Member of the Year.  The remarks by Board Chair Scott Jensen honoring her for this award follow below: Jill Duke started as a Programs Committee Member with Utah Food Bank, and joined as a Board Member a year ago, currently serving as Board Committee Chair. Her service to Utah Food Bank has included delivering senior food boxes for several years, …

There’s No Reward in Taking the Risk: Be Prepared

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources Despite news coverage of extreme weather, most Americans aren’t prepared for disasters, yet we have all seen the stories of families whose lives have been torn apart because of a weather-related disaster. But rather than use these reminders to brush up on their family emergency plans or prepare for disasters that might impact their communities, not enough Americans are taking action. In fact, a recent survey conducted by FEMA found that nearly 60 percent of Americans have not participated in …

Help for Caregivers in Salt Lake County

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized Caregiving is an act of love and compassion, but it is also overwhelming and can cause caregiver burn-out.  Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services recognizes the need to provide resources for caregivers, and has many programs and materials to help ease the burdens faced through caregiving responsibilities. Among the many resources offered by Salt Lake County is a Caregiver Support Program that offers  respite services for the caregiver (based on eligibility) including homemaking assistance, a home health aide, adult …

AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It’s important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution. On our recent episode of  AARP Live, our panel of experts shared important information to help you and your loved …

AARP Praises Major Step Toward Closing Loophole on Behalf of Investors

Posted on 04/14/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press from the AARP Media Relations Office New rule would help many saving for retirement who may be losing billions of dollars  (Washington DC)  Today AARP along with members of the Save Our Retirement coalition praised the latest major step taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. DOL released the text of the rule and opened a public comment period for …