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Laura Polacheck

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Here are some of the exciting things happening with AARP Utah in Ogden and Salt Lake City this summer--we'll also have connecting activities this fall, such as movies, concerts, and more! To find out about all of our upcoming events this year, follow us on Facebook at, or sign up to receive our emails at Discover all the Real Possibilities right here in Utah!
AARP Utah knows that shredding sensitive documents with identifying information is key to fighting fraud and identity theft, so we're teaming up with Shred-it again this year to offer FREE shredding events to the public. The first will be in Orem at Timpanogos High School on May 11 from 9:00am--11:00am, and the second will be at the Shred-it facility in Salt Lake City AND the Golden Spike Event Center in Ogden on July 13 from 8:00am--11:00am. Note, this is a new Salt Lake City location, selected to accommodate the large crowds we expect to attend.
Once again, AARP Utah will host a shredding event as part of AARP's nationwide Operation: Stop Scams events in April and May, aimed at protecting people from identity theft and fraud. This year's shredding event will be held at Timpanogos High School's parking lot on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00am--11:00am. This event is free and open to the public, but if you're an AARP member we ask that you bring your membership card. Shred-it is generously offering its services again this year, and will be shredding all documents on site.
Are you 60 years old or older? You are invited to participate in a study being conducted by Marci Stone, a doctoral student at California Southern University, Department of Business. The purpose of the study is to determine if job redesign has an impact on retention for aging workers. Participation should take only a few minutes to complete! This is an anonymous survey designed to help researchers understand what job characteristics are helpful for older workers. Click here to access the survey.
AARP knows that family caregivers are unsung heroes who are often overwhelmed by their responsibilities and experience burn-out, though they consider caring for their loved ones a privilege. Help is on the way! The Care for the Caregiver Coalition is offering a free educational caregiving series to help caregivers with their responsibilities, supported by AARP Utah, Weber Human Services, Comfort Keepers, Comfort WoRx, CNS, Utah State University Extension, and the Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services. The classes begin on Friday, March 15 at noon, with lunch provided, and will take place on each successive Friday until May 3. Respite services are also available during class time.
Proposition 3 was voted into law by Utahns last November, and will expand Medicaid coverage to 150,000 of our friends and neighbors, many of whom had no access to affordable healthcare coverage. But now this victory is in imminent danger of being repealed and replaced by the Utah legislature, which convenes next week.
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