AARP Idaho

A voice and advocate working to protect and improve the lives of the 50 plus population in the Gem State.
FEB 24, 2020
By Lupe Wissel, AARP Idaho state director
FEB 19, 2020
Impostor scams continue to target large numbers of Americans, and as the federal government launches the 2020 Census, a majority may be susceptible to phony Census correspondence or telephone calls, according to results of a survey released today by the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
FEB 18, 2020
On February 25 at 6pm MTN, 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 Ilana Rubel. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the conversation.
FEB 14, 2020
Attend our free webinar and discover the hows, whats and whens of Medicare.
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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!
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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Think you’re behind schedule on planning and saving for retirement? Don’t worry. No matter where you are today, AARP has simple tips and tools that can help you get or stay on track.
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Now in its fifth year, 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. It's a great way to learn something new and make friends along the way.
AARP community challenge
AARP has opened applications for the 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its fourth year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand, or tens of thousands for larger projects.
Tax-Aide volunteers
You’ve got taxes to file. However, do-it-yourself software can be confusing and some paid tax preparation services cost money you might not be able to spend. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide can help.
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They pretend to be IRS agents or Census officials, someone on a dating site or even your grandchild telling you they’re in trouble. They’re impostor scammers—and they’re after YOUR money and YOUR personal information.
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AARP Idaho released a new survey showing 75% of small business owners in Idaho think more should be done to encourage residents to save for retirement. Moreover, almost half (46%) express concern about their employees not having enough money to cover health care or living expenses when they retire, with one in five (19%) saying they are very concerned.
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The 2020 Census count is fast approaching and its bringing opportunities for Idahoans looking for short-term work.
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April 1, 2020 is Census Day, but census activity is not limited to years ending in 0, and neither is census fraud.
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