Protecting Idaho’s Veterans from Fraud

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-14T12:42:05-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

AARP Idaho salutes those who have served and still serve. Did you know that 80% of veterans have encountered veteran or military specific scams? Please join us in Lewiston at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual state convention for an important discussion on how to identify veteran specific scams and how to stay protected from fraud and identity theft. AARP volunteers John Spurny USAF (Ret) and Tom Ressler,  USAF (Ret) will show you the various ways sophisticated con artists are …

Discounted Music at the Garden now through September

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-14T09:42:00-04:00">May 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T11:41:54-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

One of the Treasure Valley’s most popular summertime events, the Great Garden Escape concert series, is back, with discount tickets for AARP Idaho members. The concerts enliven the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings through September. The genres range from rock to country. Discount tickets for $9 (regular admission is $12) are available to AARP members and one guest. Mention Great Garden when purchasing tickets at the admission kiosk or the garden box …

AARP Idaho’s Free Screening of GLORIA BELL – Boise

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-07T10:43:22-04:00">May 7, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

You and a guest are invited to a free screening of GLORIA BELL starring Julianne Moore and John Turturro. Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Tuturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity …

AARP Idaho Is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-18T14:04:54-04:00">April 18, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

Do you know a volunteer in Idaho, over the age of 50, who’s making a difference in your community? Show your appreciation by nominating them for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder Ethel Percy Andrus, recognizes outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP Idaho will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019. Who’s eligible? AARP Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must …

Come to the Meridian Scam Jam!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-15T14:41:00-04:00">April 15, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-21T16:47:10-04:00">May 21, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 28 at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian. The Meridian Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will headline …

City of Boise Joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-12T13:26:45-04:00">April 12, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-15T16:11:22-04:00">May 15, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

Listen to the full story on Boise State Public Radio HERE. The City of Boise has committed to an important new distinction. In conjunction with AARP, Valley Ride Transit and the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, Boise has joined AARP’s network of age-friendly communities. “This distinction is a direct reflection of our mission to make Boise the most livable city in the country,” said Mayor Bieter. “We’re excited to provide important programming and recreational opportunities for all residents, including those …

National Volunteer Week Celebrates Idahoans Giving Back

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-10T01:48:00-04:00">April 10, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-10T16:12:44-04:00">April 10, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

AARP Idaho is pleased to celebrate National Volunteer Week, an annual opportunity to step back and recognize the hardworking volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and passions to improving every corner of this great state. While it is easy to get caught up in statistics – more than 500 exceptional volunteers, thousands of hours of service – it’s the “good” behind those numbers that is truly awesome. AARP could not achieve their mission to improve aging in the Gem State …

Newly Signed Medicaid Bill: Helps Some Hurts Others

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-09T18:03:24-04:00">April 9, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

Since the start of the 2019 Idaho state legislative session, AARP Idaho has worked diligently with the Legislature towards a clean expansion of Medicaid as overwhelming decided by voters last November. Today’s decision by Governor Little to sign SB1204a, while benefiting unpaid family caregivers in Idaho by exempting them from work requirements, does institute barriers to health care coverage for Idahoans 50-59. “Although we are disappointed to see this bill signed into law, especially with harmful mandatory work requirements, we …

Telephone Town Hall with Minority Leadership

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-14T16:20:24-04:00">March 14, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

On March 19, Idahoans of all ages will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett and House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the conversation. Senator Stennett and Representative Erpelding will provide a legislative update and answer questions on a variety of topics from callers all across the state. In addition to AARP members, the public and members of the media are encouraged to …

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-12T16:03:30-04:00">March 12, 2019</time> by AARP Idaho

Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Idahoans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. As part of the campaign, AARP Research conducted a national survey of likely voters ages 50 and older. The survey found that significant majorities of self-identified …