They protected us. Now it’s time for us to protect them.

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-02T16:40:59+00:00">November 2, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

We’re pleased to officially launch Operation Protect Veterans, in partnership with the United States Postal Service, to protect American’s military veterans and their families from identity theft and fraud. Vigilance against scammers is our number one weapon in the fight against fraud. And now, we’ve got the proven tools and resources to help veterans and their families be on guard for common scams. Check out www.aarp.org/protectveterans today to find a report on the top trends targeting veterans and their family, …

Eliminating Big Sky Rx is Bad Medicine

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-01T12:23:44+00:00">November 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-02T16:43:08+00:00">November 2, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

By Claudia Clifford, AARP Montana Advocacy Director With a looming budget crisis, state leaders are proposing deep budget cuts, which could result in a significant loss of funding for senior services. Not only are programs like hospice and home care services in jeopardy, but Big Sky Rx is on the chopping block as well. In a time of skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, now is not the time to eliminate Big Sky Rx. We need Montanans from across the state …

AARP Montana Announces Winner of its most Prestigious Volunteer Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-25T12:10:03+00:00">October 25, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-25T12:10:04+00:00">October 25, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

Ruth Pomeroy selected as recipient of 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service AARP Montana announced that Ruth Pomeroy of Kalispell was selected to receive the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. The award was …

Free Webinar: Learn About Longevity

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-29T17:19:14+00:00">September 29, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

Please join us Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the process of aging and learn how we can enhance the quality of life. Currently in the United States, both men and women are expected to live into their eighties. This represents an increase in life expectancy of thirty years over the past century. The increased longevity is due in part to advances in medical technology, improved hygiene, and development and availability of effective medications. Fabulous news, right? Perhaps. …

Enjoy a free movie on us!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-29T16:22:46+00:00">September 29, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-01T12:26:09+00:00">November 1, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

Looking for the perfect FREE Halloween Weekend date night?  Join us for a special free showing of “The Beguiled” “The Beguiled” is a thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. During the Civil War, the sheltered young women at a Southern girls’ boarding school take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. Stars Colin …

Montana Family Caregivers Gain Important Support

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-27T13:55:25+00:00">September 27, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

New State Law Positively Impacts Montana’s 118,000 Caregivers   A new measure called the Montana Caregiver Act, gives important help to thousands of unpaid family caregivers. Caregiving can be stressful, exhausting and daunting. The new state law aims to ease the stress by providing caregivers with instruction and support when a loved one goes into the hospital and then transitions home upon discharge. The Montana Caregiver Act, which takes effect October 1, will allow every hospital inpatient to designate a …

Three Montana Communities Among Winners of AARP Community Challenge

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-26T15:52:59+00:00">September 26, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

Grant Funds Aimed at Making Communities More Livable for People of All Ages   Three Montana projects are among 88 winners in the first-ever AARP Community Challenge, which aims to improve quality of life in communities across the nation for people of all ages. The winning projects range from low-cost, short-term actions such as the creation of temporary park spaces and murals to more sizable efforts such as the development of intergenerational playgrounds. In Montana the grant recipients are the …

Volunteer Opportunities Available For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in Montana

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-20T13:37:54+00:00">September 20, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-20T13:37:55+00:00">September 20, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service  AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of volunteers for its Tax-Aide program in Montana. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. “Many older, low-income taxpayers miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned because they can’t afford to pay for professional tax preparation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide addresses this community need …

Caregivers Win: AARP Montana Scores Legislative Victory

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-18T14:55:27+00:00">September 18, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-20T13:49:22+00:00">September 20, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

Simple Measure will have a significant positive impact for Montana’s 118,000 Caregivers Caregiving can be stressful, exhausting and daunting. A new state law aims to ease the stress by providing caregivers with training and support when a loved one goes into the hospital and then transitions home upon discharge. The Montana Caregiver Act, which takes effect October 1, will allow every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver, whose contact information will be on file with the hospital. The hospital …

Community Shredding Events and Food Drives Headline AARP National Day of Service in Montana

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-13T17:10:43+00:00">September 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-13T17:33:14+00:00">September 13, 2017</time> by AARP Montana

Challenges facing older Montanans Highlighted by Efforts Hunger and Fraud Tackled with Local Events throughout the State AARP Montana will host community shredding events and food drives as part of its 2017 National Day of Service.  Every year, Patriot Day and National Day of Service & Remembrance is observed to remember those who were lost and honor the heroes who responded to the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Since that time, thousands of AARP staff, members and volunteers have …