Join a Free Fall Prevention Series in Sandy

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Community | Home & Family | Local Resources Did you know that for older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury and hospital admissions for trauma and death?  This isn’t meant to scare anyone–just to let you know about a great resource for fall prevention brought to you by the Salt lake County Health Department’s Injury Prevention Program. The program is called, “Stepping On,” a well-researched prevention course that can help you become aware of how to stay safe at home and in your travels. There is …

Staying Sharp Sessions Now Available on DVD

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work Brain fitness and fraud are among the top concerns of Utahns age 50-plus. For more than 10 years, AARP Utah has sponsored Staying Sharp sessions across the state to present information on both topics to audiences ranging from 30 to 1,000. Now the state office is offering a free DVD for members who want to watch the presentations at home. The DVD includes two sessions videotaped in 2014: “Brain Fitness 101,” with Kevin Duff, a neuropsychologist at the University of …

Enjoy These Great Local Discounts with Your AARP Membership

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP | Community | Discounts | Events | Local Resources HOGLE ZOO–TAKE $5 OFF THE ADMISSION PRICE AARP Utah is co-sponsoring its popular Zoorassic Park exhibit with roaring, moving, animatronic dinosaurs from the massive Brachiosaurus to the terrifying T-Rex!  Enjoy the hundreds of species spread over 42 acres with meandering tree-lined pathways.    DISCOUNT:  Members receive $5 off the admission price by showing their AARP membership card.  No photocopies will be accepted, and this offer is not valid with any other discount offer.  Valid June 29-September 24 2015. Hogle Zoo, 2600 …

Driver Safety Program 2014 Volunteer of the Year for Utah Wins Regional Prize

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Local Resources | Volunteering AARP Utah extends its warmest congratulations to Duane Blackwell, AARP’s Driver Safety Program 2014 Utah Volunteer of the Year who was recently selected as the Regional Volunteer of the Year for Western Region 2.  He will now compete with seven other regional winners across the country for the Michael Seaton Volunteer of the Year, the highest award bestowed within the Driver Safety Program recognizing its most outstanding volunteer. Duane began teaching the AARP’s Driver Safety class over twenty years ago …

You’re Invited to an Intermountain Healthcare Open House

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing You’re are invited to an open house!  To help the geriatric population with their mental health needs, LDS Hospital is pleased to announce the extension and renovation of their geriatric unit.   This is an inpatient psychiatric unit with twelve geriatric beds for those 55 and older needing daily behavioral health care from a skilled treatment team.  During the open house, speakers from the treatment team will discuss various aspects of the services they provide, and community agencies will provide …

Join Team AARP Utah for the Race for the Cure and We’ll Pay Your Registration Fee!

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering AARP Utah has an exciting opportunity for you to participate in a great cause and have fun while doing it.  Join Team AARP Utah in the Susan G. Komen Utah Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 9 and we’ll pay your registration fee!  This offer is good for the first 20 participants. The race will begin at Library Square in Salt Lake City and comprises a 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk.   To register, go to www.komenutah.org.  You’ll be …