A Warning from the Fraud Watch Network

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-08T18:45:51-04:00">May 8, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

Tech Support Calling You Out of the Blue?  It’s Likely a Scam. A fraud alert from Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network | View email online Computer viruses are scary, and for years scammers have sought to exploit this fear by convincing people that their computers were infected. Now that scammers have adopted robocall technology to support their schemes, victimization by phone is on the rise. A favorite tactic of scammers is the “tech support” scam.     How It Works You get …

AARP Utah Summertime Discounts in Ogden and Salt Lake City

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-25T17:50:26-04:00">April 25, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-25T17:50:59-04:00">April 25, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

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 facebook.com/aarput, or sign up to receive our emails at aarp.org/yes2emailUT.  Discover all the Real Possibilities right here in Utah! Join us at one or all of these upcoming AARP events in Ogden: Free …

AARP Utah Offers Free Shredding Events in May and July

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-10T16:53:53-04:00">April 10, 2019</time> by

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 …

Operation: Stop Scams Shredding Event in Orem

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-18T16:28:56-04:00">March 18, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

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 …

Online Survey Seeks to Understand Better Workplace for Older Workers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-13T18:11:01-04:00">March 13, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

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 …

Free Educational Series for Caregivers in Ogden

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-28T12:51:37-04:00">February 28, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

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 …

Proposition 3 Repeal and Replace Vote Could Come Today in the Utah Senate

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-01-30T13:02:41-04:00">January 30, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

A MESSAGE FROM AARP UTAH AND THE UTAH HEALTH POLICY PROJECT ON YESTERDAY’S VOTE TO REPEAL AND REPLACE PROPOSITION 3   Yesterday the Senate’s Health and Human Services committee voted to proceed with Senator Christensen’s bill that would repeal Proposition 3’s Medicaid expansion.   It could be debated and voted on the Senate floor as early as TODAY, Wednesday the 30th.   Please contact your senators RIGHT AWAY and express your opposition to SB 96 and any attempts to repeal …

Proposition 3–Medicaid Expansion Under Repeal Threat from Legislature

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-23T18:00:25-04:00">January 23, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-28T16:52:39-04:00">February 28, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

  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. Proposition 3 was crafted and vetted by policy experts after years of attempts to have Medicaid expanded by the state legislature, and will bring $800,000 million …

Tips to Stay Safe on the Roads this Winter

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-01-22T19:03:11-04:00">January 22, 2019</time> by AARP Utah

   Navigating Hazardous Winter Roads Driving safely while driving on wet, icy or snowy roads isn’t easy for anyone. It requires preparation and concentration. Here are some basics to keep you safe when the roads in our community are not safe. * Do a Check. After three years, a battery might need replacing. Turn on the headlights, then start the engine. If the lights brighten when the engine is running, your battery is weak and likely ready for a replacement. …

Beware of Scams Targeting Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-14T13:14:54-04:00">November 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-14T13:18:16-04:00">November 14, 2018</time> by AARP Utah

by Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network Veterans Day has come and gone for this year, but we want veterans to know that scammers go to great lengths to target their money, their benefits, and their commitment to current and former soldiers. How It Works: Targeting veterans can take many forms: The Update Your Military File Scam: A caller claims to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs and asks to “update” your information, but really is hoping to get …