For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Mary Zarybnisky has been selected by AARP Idaho to receive the 2023 AARP Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus with the Andrus Award for Community Service. It represents the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Idaho We hope you’ll join us!
Idahoans who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year—1.5 times higher than what other family caregivers spend ($7,242), according to AARP data. And 43 percent of veteran and military caregivers experienced at least one financial setback such as having to take on more debt or dip into personal savings, according to research from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
AARP Idaho is pleased to welcome Montpelier into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Other participants in Idaho are all cities including Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Malad, Cascade, Preston, and Oneida County.
AARP members and guests are invited to participate in a telephone town hall meeting with Governor Brad Little on November 20 at noon MTN. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and take questions from listeners around the state regarding the previous election, upcoming 2024 Idaho Legislative session, health care, property taxes and other issues important to the 50+ in Idaho. This is your opportunity to speak directly with Governor Little.
This past August we celebrated the 88th birthday of Social Security. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on Aug. 14, 1935. Last month I had the honor, along with other AARP volunteers from around the country, to meet in Washington D.C. for a bipartisan discussion with members of Congress about the future of Social Security.
AARP Idaho is holding a telephone town hall with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help people make decisions about Medicare coverage during the program’s annual open enrollment period.