— 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!

— 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. Dean Cameron, director of the Idaho Department of Insurance, and Shannon Hohl, supervisor of the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors program, will provide up-to-date information about Medicare and answer callers’ questions. Lupe Wissel, AARP state director, will moderate the discussion. Medicare …

— 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. Ethel Percy Andrus: One Woman Who Changed America is the first comprehensive history of Andrus, the founder of AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. …

— 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. For more than a decade, brand name drug prices have exceeded the general inflation rate of other consumer goods by a factor of two-fold to more than 100-fold, according to …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5 p.m. MT If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 5 p.m. MT The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— AARP Idaho announced today that Micki Kawakami of Nampa was selected to receive the 2018 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. At the insistence of Ms. Kawakami, AARP Idaho will forgo the annual award ceremony …

— AARP Idaho is taking part in “Be the Difference. Vote,” a multifaceted campaign designed to maximize the influence of Idaho’s 50-plus voters in this year’s elections. In an election year in which a new issue seems to capture the attention of the American electorate every day, one fact remains constant: If candidates want to win, they’d better pay attention to older voters. The campaign seeks to get the largest possible turnout of voters age 50-plus to the polls in the …

— Join us for some Boise State Broncos football! Boise State Broncos vs. Air Force Falcons Saturday, October 27, 2018 5 p.m. Kickoff There is nothing quite like spending a fall evening watching Broncos football at Falcon Stadium.  From tailgates to flyovers, the Wings of Blue Parachute Team, Cadet march-on, and live performances by the Falconers at half time, attending a game in Colorado Springs is truly a tradition rich event that all sports fans should experience.  Make it even more meaningful …

— New research released today from the Association of Young Americans AYA (AYA) and AARP show student loan debt preventing Americans across three generations from saving for retirement or buying a home. As many students begin their academic year, nearly half of those with student loan debt say they owe more than $30,000. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, borrowers have over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. The new research specifically shows that of those who have …

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 5 p.m. MT You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …