AARP Utah State President on Why She Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-20T11:41:28+00:00">August 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-20T11:48:14+00:00">August 20, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

  by Sandy Hunter In 2008 I retired from the Social Security Administration after 32 years of service, but felt I had a lot of expertise and knowledge about Social Security I still wanted to share.  I knew how difficult it can be to find answers to questions about Social Security retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.  I had enjoyed giving presentations on Social Security benefits during my working career and wanted to continue to share my knowledge with the public. …

Beware of Scams Pretending to Help Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-25T12:39:19+00:00">July 25, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

By Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network All charity scams are deplorable, but those pretending to raise funds to support our nation’s veterans are particularly shameful. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission, along with state charities regulators, announced a major takedown of fake veteran charities.   Let’s hope these actions put a big dent in these scams, but chances are more will pop up. Here’s what you should know. How It Works: Fake charities use the same techniques as trusted …

Wanted: New Volunteers for AARP Utah Teams in SLC and Ogden

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-19T17:53:02+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah has a staff of only five people, so we rely on our 300+ volunteers to help us offer programs and events around the state!  Volunteer teams in Salt Lake City and Ogden can find themselves checking in members who have registered for events, passing out information at a health fair, introducing speakers for a program, painting a fence for our Day of Service, or helping to stock boxes for the Utah Food Bank.  But we can always use …

Great Ogden Discount Opportunities in September

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-19T12:24:30+00:00">July 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-19T12:38:12+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah has great connecting events for you in Ogden, with discounts for music, dance, soccer, and football games!  Check out what we have to offer below.  Please contact Community Outreach Director Jill Duke with any questions at jduke@aarp.org.   Mariachi De mi Tierra with Ballet Folklorico de las Americas Monday, September 17, 2018 7:30 pm Peery’s Egyptian Theater 2415 Washington Blvd Ogden, UT  84401  The concert is FREE but YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND by calling …

Shred-it Location for Free Follow-Up Services from July 14 Event

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-16T14:57:23+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

AARP Utah and Fox 13 held our four annual shredding event in Midvale and Ogden, and it was a rousing success!  Unfortunately, so many of you came out to shred that Shred-it’s trucks in Midvale were filled to capacity before everyone made it through the line.  Therefore, they’ve generously offered their services to those people who came out but weren’t able to shred their documents on July 14. Please come to 4325 Commercial Way between 10:00am–2:00pm, Monday-Friday of this week …

Enjoy These Logan Theatre Discounts in July

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-25T17:35:37+00:00">June 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-27T17:24:48+00:00">June 27, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to two great theatre events in July, and enjoy AARP Utah discounts on your tickets!  We want to make sure you enjoy fun connecting events with us, so are offering these opportunities to AARP members and their guests.  Here are the details: PLAY:  Peter and the Starcatcher DATE:  Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 pm LOCATION:  Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 West Center Street, Logan, UT DISCOUNT:  AARP will provide a $15 discount for all AARP members …

Shred with AARP Utah on July 14

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-14T19:25:07+00:00">June 14, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen, but you can help protect yourself against fraud by shredding sensitive documents you no longer need, such as old tax returns, bank statements, credit card information or offers, health records, and employment forms–anything that contains your personal identifying information that thieves can use to steal your identity. If you don’t need it anymore, shred it!  Identity thieves and con artists search through trash cans for discarded documents that can contain a treasure trove …

Check Your Hospital Bills–You’re Likely to Find an Error

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-31T17:10:18+00:00">May 31, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

By Adam Kolowich, Utahns for Healthcare Fairness Most hospital bills are inaccurate or unfair. Make sure you check every bill. Errors on hospital bills are extremely common; a 2017 study by Medliminal Health Solutions found that four out of five hospital bills contain one.   While some of these errors can be relatively minor, such as a charge for a medicine you brought from home, others can be significant, such as charging for a test you didn’t receive or overcharging for …

AARP Utah Discounts for Salt Lake City and Ogden

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-29T17:00:03+00:00">May 29, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

Summer has unofficially begun, and that means fun summer discounts in Salt Lake City and Ogden from AARP Utah!  Check out these offers: SALT LAKE CITY EVENTS Utah Symphony – Pirates of the Carribbean – discounted tickets on June 27 or June 28  YOU MUST ORDER TICKETS BY JUNE 13 Come along for a swashbuckling adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow, his motley crew, and the entire Utah Symphony! Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, the action-packed Curse of …

There are No Winners in Prize Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-16T12:48:37+00:00">May 16, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

 by Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning to reel in the profits for themselves. How It Works: You’re told you’ve won a prize but: You have to pay a fee to collect your winnings; You have to wire money to a well-known company to …