AARP Utah Provides Sponsorships for Huntsman World Senior Games Athletes

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing By LaRee Jones, AARP Area Coordinator The Huntsman World Senior Games 25th year venue will be hosted by the City of St. George, Utah. This October event for seniors throughout the nation and world of sports is a time that culminates practice, desire, and team spirit which thrives at any age. AARP’S sponsorship allowed four participants an opportunity they would have been required to forgo. Eighty-two year old, St. George native, Howard Miles, a retired university professor living in Albuquerque, …

Real Possibilities University in Cedar City

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Fraud | Health & Wellbeing Keeping brains healthy and avoiding scams are the themes of AARP Utah’s next Real Possibilities University, scheduled Oct. 8 in Cedar City. AARP research has found both topics to be key concerns among Utahns age 50-plus. Kevin Duff, a neuropsychologist and brain fitness expert at the University of Utah, will speak about coping with memory loss and staving off dementia. Keith Woodwell, director of the state Division of Securities, will address how to spot the latest scams and how fraud …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Alert: IRS Warns of Widespread Tax Scams

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Fraud Filing a tax return isn’t the most stress-free experience, and fears of audits can put people on edge.  That’s exactly what scam artists are counting on with widespread tax scams that are proliferating, according to an alert issued by the Internal Revenue Service this month. Scammers posing as IRS agents used to target the most vulnerable populations–those with a limited command of English or recent immigrants–but now these scams are being directed at the public at large.  Commonly, the scam …

Beware of Social Security Fraud

Posted on 08/18/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Finances 50+ | Fraud | Money & Work This month we’re celebrating Social Security’s 80th anniversary, and reminding all Utahns how important it is to protect your Social Security number at all times. Unless you know you will need, it, do not carry your Social Security card in your wallet. Be extremely cautious of phishing emails from fake Social Security Administration (SSA) reps claiming you qualify for a new benefit. These imposters will likely ask you to fill out a form with all your personal information, which they …

AARP Public Policy Institute Underscores Need for Workplace Savings Plans

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work Retirement planning   during a person’s working life is crucial to having financial security after leaving the workforce.  But according to an August 2015 fact sheet released by the AARP Public Policy Institute, Workplace Retirement Plans Will Help Workers Build Economic Security, approximately 50 percent of Utah’s private sector employers representing over half of a million people do not have access to such a plan at work. That’s why AARP Utah worked closely with Senator Todd Weiler (R-23) during the last …

Join an Alzheimer’s Walk in Your Community

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing AARP Utah is a proud sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and the first walk is coming up soon!  The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.  The Alzheimer’s Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s, and these walks to raise funds will make a big difference toward reaching that goal. AARP Utah supports these walks as a tremendous way to raise funds and …