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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.
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Select AARP members and nonmembers are invited to a free screening of Mission: Impossible - Fallout. AARP Idaho will host the showings in Ammon and Coeur d'Alene on December 13 at 6:00 pm.
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AARP members and guests are invited to participate in a telephone town hall meeting with Governor-elect Brad Little. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and take questions from the audience regarding recent election results, the upcoming 2019 Idaho Legislative session, health care and several other issues important to the 50+ in Idaho.
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Volunteers are needed to wrap Christmas gifts for military veterans at the Idaho State Veterans Home on Saturday, November 17th. Volunteers do not need to bring anything other than their enthusiasm. Gifts, wrapping materials, and refreshments will be provided.
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Every day, Idahoans lose their hard-earned money to a variety of frauds and schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con-artist steals someone’s identity!
BOOK CLUB
On November 16, AARP members and guests are invited to a free Movies for Grownups screening of Book Club, starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. To help people in need this season of Thanksgiving, t hose in attendance are encouraged to bring canned and boxed food to benefit the Metro Community Services food bank. Click here for Foodbank~needed items.
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Destination Caldwell was recently awarded a 2018 AARP Community Engagement Grant to assist with the implementation of the Articulture program at Indian Creek Plaza. Articulture is a public art collaboration between local artists and community members. Projects are created and facilitated by a local artist while community members are invited to help create and manifest the art together.
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AARP Idaho will host a statewide telephone town hall on Tuesday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m. (MTN) to discuss timely health insurance issues that affect older Idahoans, such as Medicare open enrollment, Medicare fraud and the new Medicare cards.
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After finding an older woman living in a chicken coop because she couldn’t afford decent housing or health care, a retired educator named  Ethel Percy Andrus got angry, then got organized. And in doing so, she radically changed the landscape of America.
Money and drugs
Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017.
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