— 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!

— On March 19, 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 Mat Erpelding. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the conversation. Senator Stennett and Representative Erpelding will provide a legislative update and answer questions on a variety of topics from callers all across the state. In addition to AARP members, the public and members of the media are encouraged to …

— 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 Idahoans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. As part of the campaign, AARP Research conducted a national survey of likely voters ages 50 and older. The survey found that significant majorities of self-identified …

— Want to become more knowledgeable about local history, travel, cooking or film? Registration begins March 12 for free classes for people 50 and older, offered through AARP Idaho’s partnership with Idaho State University and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. Classes start on Tuesday, March 19. The New Knowledge Adventures classes are designed to offer exceptional learning and exploration opportunities in a comfortable and noncompetitive academic environment. The spring semester has 31 classes, and residents may enroll in as many as …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5 p.m. MT You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities …

— 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. …

— Now in its fourth 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 they way. Registration opens HERE on March 12 at 8:00am MTN. View the  NKA Spring 2019 catalog. Supported by Idaho State University, AARP Idaho and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, NKA represents the most affordable learning …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

— On February 11, AARP Idaho staff and volunteer advocates from around the state will gather at the Capitol representing the more than 185,000 AARP members in Idaho. AARP is the largest organization with a membership in the Gem State. Voters age 50 and older consistently cast the majority number of ballots. In fact, according to national exit polls, 50-plus voters made up 56% of voters in the mid-term election. While division in America was a top concern during the November …

— Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing FREE tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 51st year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. Last year, 280 Idaho AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 31,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at more than 40 sites across the Gem …