We ❤️️ Volunteers! Join us for a free volunteer appreciation event

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-14T11:56:03-04:00">May 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-14T11:56:08-04:00">May 14, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

All volunteers are invited to a free Philip Aaberg Concert & Volunteer Appreciation Reception AARP Montana invites you to a special volunteer appreciation event featuring a concert by Grammy and Emmy nominated composer and piano artist, Philip Aaberg. We are holding our annual volunteer appreciation event as a way to say “thank you” and to celebrate volunteers and recognize all those who make our communities strong. Tuesday, June 4, 2019 5:30 pm – Free Appetizer Reception 7:00 pm – Philip …

Frank Abagnale of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Fame to discuss Fraud Prevention and Consumer Protection with Montanans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-29T12:57:36-04:00">April 29, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-17T14:09:04-04:00">May 17, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

Montanans across Big Sky Country will have the opportunity to hear directly from the swindler-turned-security expert and get their questions answered during live Tele-Town Hall event on May 30 at 6:30 pm     Thousands of AARP members as well as other Montanans across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a live telephone town hall event with with renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert Frank Abagnale of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Fame about fraud prevention and …

House Bill 710 Helps Stop Pharmaceutical Greed

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-08T14:18:48-04:00">April 8, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

The Rx Drug Price Transparency Act is a step in the right direction towards lowering Rx drug prices By Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the world. Congress, the Administration, and importantly, our own Montana State legislators must take action now to lower prescription drug prices, the root cause of this problem. That’s why AARP is launching a national campaign urging federal and state policymakers to Stop Rx Greed by cracking down …

Montana AGs Office and AARP Montana Team Up To Fight Fraud By Training Volunteer Outreach Specialists

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-13T16:19:34-04:00">March 13, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and AARP Montana collaboratively trained volunteers today who will educate community groups in various Montana cities about scams, fraud, and identity theft.  This effort, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation between AARP and an attorney general’s consumer protection team, will reach more older Montanans than either organization formerly has been able to using its own staff. “When it comes to financial fraud and scams, an …

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting High Prescription Drug Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-12T13:50:24-04:00">March 12, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now 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 Montanans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “Older Montanans are struggling with rising prescription drug prices and cannot afford to …

AARP Statement on the Senate Finance Committee’s “Drug Pricing in America” Hearing

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-04T18:18:26-04:00">March 4, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

WASHINGTON—AARP recently released the following statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. The statement is in response to seven drug company executives’ testimonies given at the Senate Finance Committee hearing, “Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change, Part II.” Watch the Senate Finance Committee Hearing below:   “The pharmaceutical industry refused today to take responsibility for out of control drug prices and the harm it is causing older Americans, patients, and family caregivers. Americans continue …

Three things you should know to reduce the risk of tax scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-27T16:49:36-04:00">February 27, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

Scammers Lurk at Tax Time During tax-filing season, it pays to be aware of the ways that scammers and hackers may try to put your potential refund in their pocket. How It Works: A number of different scams tend to ramp up during the filing season. Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job. There are also computer viruses out there (the “Emotet” virus for one) …

Enjoy a Night at the Movies on Us!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-21T17:46:24-04:00">February 21, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

AARP members & non-members are invited to a free screening of BLACKkKLANSMAN, nominated for six Academy Awards and four AARP Movies for Grownups Awards! From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Rated R for …

Small Grants, Large Impact — AARP Community Challenge Grants Now Open for Applications

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-20T12:03:17-04:00">February 20, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

AARP Montana Announces the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better for All Ages  AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits …

⚠️Fraud Watch Alert ⚠️ Beware the Online “Romance Scam”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-15T11:55:01-04:00">February 15, 2019</time> by AARP Montana

Online relationship scams are growing at an exponential rate; Learn how to protect yourself. Many people these days meet new friends or love interests online. Sometimes it’s by intentionally seeking relationships on dating sites or apps, while other times it’s a matter of meeting someone on social media or in a chat room, and it turns into an online relationship. Enter the fraudster, who builds trust through this means for the sole purpose of stealing money from victims. How It …