— AARP members and other guests are invited to a special FREE screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the …

— In the legislative session that begins Jan. 8, AARP Idaho is urging state lawmakers to pass the Idaho Family Caregiver Act, which would help caregivers confidently perform medical or nursing tasks when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. The bill would let every hospital patient designate a family caregiver and would require hospitals to make reasonable efforts to show those caregivers how to perform follow-up care. Other legislative priorities include creating a way for small-business employees to …

— AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of The Ballad of Lefty Brown starring Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan and Peter Fonda. When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty …

— Every single day, AARP Idaho volunteers fuel our work in communities across the Gem State. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help older Idahoans transform their lives. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting. New Volunteers!! Please come at 1:15 PM for New Volunteer Orientation. Everyone Else!! Meeting starts at 2:00 PM sharp! With the …

Governor Signs Mississippi Caregiver Act

— November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 42 million Americans, 200,000 in Idaho, who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – as opposed to costly institutions. In the Gem State alone, family caregivers provide unpaid care valued at a staggering $2 billion annually. Today, the average Idaho family caregiver is a 60-year-old female, who takes care of an 81-year-old woman – usually her mother. She provides …

Operation Protect Veterans AARP Nevada Fraud scams

— AARP Idaho and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Team Up for  ‘Operation Protect Veterans’ New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans AARP Idaho is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across the …

— Join us online for free webinars, interactive videos, live chats and more AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair is Thursday, November 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MT As a child, your parents provided the care. Now the roles are changing. If you’re one of over 40 million adults in the U.S. who provide unpaid care to a family member — or a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair will help you make …

— How can he help you build your new business? From Passion to Profit, Part 2: Veteran Entrepreneurship takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m. MST If you’re a veteran thinking about starting your own business, join AARP for a live webinar and hear from all of our inspiring veteran entrepreneurs as they share their journeys of starting and succeeding in business. Get new business insights from: Lee Dougherty, founder and host of Objective Rally Point networking event for …

— AARP Idaho and Boise State University computer science graduate students invites you to an exciting education opportunity. Join us on Wednesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 15 at 2:30pm at the offices of AARP Idaho. There is free two hour visitor parking on the east side of the building. Graduate students will be hosting focus group conversations and an interactive presentation on malevolent acts on social media for older adults. Topics will include: online scams, trolling and  misinformation (spamming, Wikipedia, …

— Join us for two live webcasts and get answers to your questions. Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment? Get your answers live! Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling, the two-part Q&A series from AARP Learn@50+ provides answers about the 2018 enrollment process. In part one, AARP’s experts will review the Open Enrollment period (Nov. 1 to Dec. 15) and answer your questions about the process. In part two, the AARP team will lead a …