The Most Affordable (and fun) Continuing Education Classes

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-16T17:55:04+00:00">January 16, 2018</time> by AARP Idaho

NEW KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURES IS BACK FOR THE 2018 SPRING SEMESTER New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) is a lifelong continuing education program for older adults designed to offer exceptional learning, exploration and fellowship opportunities in a comfortable and non-competitive academic surrounding. Supported by Idaho State University, AARP Idaho and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, NKA represents the most affordable learning opportunity for the 50 plus in the Treasure Valley. For just $35 participants can sign up for an unlimited number of classes. …

Conversation with Idaho Legislative Leadership

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-10T17:20:56+00:00">January 10, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-12T14:46:16+00:00">January 12, 2018</time> by AARP Idaho

AARP IDAHO TO HOST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL WITH IDAHO PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE Thousands of AARP members as well as others across the Gem State will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Idaho President Pro Tem of the Senate Brent Hill and Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and take questions via telephone regarding upcoming elections, the current …

Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for the Idaho Family Caregiver Act

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-08T16:50:34+00:00">January 8, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-09T16:24:02+00:00">January 9, 2018</time> by AARP Idaho

Boise, ID – In Idaho, more than 200,000 hardworking family caregivers are performing largely unnoticed but critical at-home medical services on family members and loved ones. Institutions and healthcare professional play a role in helping Idahoans live independently, but family caregivers in the Gem State are equally important by contributing an estimated $2 billion worth of unpaid care. These complex medical tasks can include managing injections, helping with assistive devices, operating equipment, wound care and more.  Without the proper instruction …

Get Involved

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-04T17:02:05+00:00">January 4, 2018</time> by AARP Idaho

Be the Difference in Your Community Every single day, AARP Idaho’s volunteers fuel our work in communities across the state. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help struggling older adults transform their lives. We love our volunteer corps, and we’d be thrilled to add you to their ranks. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting.   WHEN: January 11, …

Enjoy a night at the movies…on us!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-27T12:59:52+00:00">December 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-27T16:08:54+00:00">December 27, 2017</time> by AARP Idaho

You and a guest are invited to a free screening of Only the Brave starring Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly. Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, Only the Brave is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for …

Calling All Volunteers!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-20T12:30:24+00:00">December 20, 2017</time> by AARP Idaho

Every single day, AARP Idaho volunteers fuel our work in communities across the Gem State. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help older Idahoans transform their lives. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting. New Volunteers!! Please come at 1:15 PM for New Volunteer Orientation. Everyone Else!! Meeting starts at 2:00 PM sharp! This month …

Calling all Star Wars Fans!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-05T14:37:41+00:00">December 5, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-05T14:48:27+00:00">December 5, 2017</time> by AARP Idaho

AARP members and other guests are invited to a special FREE screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the …

Free Screening of The Ballad of Lefty Brown in Boise

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-29T12:55:56+00:00">November 29, 2017</time> by AARP Idaho

AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Ballad of Lefty Brown starring Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan and Peter Fonda. When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty …

Be the Difference in Your Community

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-22T12:40:26+00:00">November 22, 2017</time> by AARP Idaho

Every single day, AARP Idaho volunteers fuel our work in communities across the Gem State. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help older Idahoans transform their lives. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting. New Volunteers!! Please come at 1:15 PM for New Volunteer Orientation. Everyone Else!! Meeting starts at 2:00 PM sharp! With the …

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-14T16:41:56+00:00">November 14, 2017</time> by AARP Idaho

November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 200,000 in Idaho, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In the Gem State alone, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $2 billion annually. Today, the average Idaho family caregiver is a 60-year-old female, who takes care of an 81-year-old woman – usually her mother. She provides …