— 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 …

— 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!

— Do you know a volunteer in Idaho, over the age of 50, who’s making a difference in your community? Show your appreciation by nominating them for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder Ethel Percy Andrus, recognizes outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP Idaho will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019. Who’s eligible? AARP Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must …

— Don’t be a Target or a Victim! AARP Idaho in conjunction with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host the state’s largest fraud and identity theft conference May 28 at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian. The Meridian Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you can learn to avoid today’s scams and frauds while getting the tools you need to protect yourself and loved ones from con artists. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will headline …

— The City of Boise has committed to an important new distinction. In conjunction with AARP, Valley Ride Transit and the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, Boise has joined AARP’s network of age-friendly communities. “This distinction is a direct reflection of our mission to make Boise the most livable city in the country,” said Mayor Bieter. “We’re excited to provide important programming and recreational opportunities for all residents, including those who visit the Dick Eardley Senior Center managed by Boise Parks …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— AARP Idaho is pleased to celebrate National Volunteer Week, an annual opportunity to step back and recognize the hardworking volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and passions to improving every corner of this great state. While it is easy to get caught up in statistics – more than 500 exceptional volunteers, thousands of hours of service – it’s the “good” behind those numbers that is truly awesome. AARP could not achieve their mission to improve aging in the Gem State …

— Since the start of the 2019 Idaho state legislative session, AARP Idaho has worked diligently with the Legislature towards a clean expansion of Medicaid as overwhelming decided by voters last November. Today’s decision by Governor Little to sign SB1204a, while benefiting unpaid family caregivers in Idaho by exempting them from work requirements, does institute barriers to health care coverage for Idahoans 50-59. “Although we are disappointed to see this bill signed into law, especially with harmful mandatory work requirements, we …

— The Idaho attorney general’s office is warning of a significant uptick in swindlers going after residents with ploys such as impostor scams. Callers pretending to be IRS or state tax officials try to bilk people by telling them they owe taxes and can avoid arrest if they pay immediately through a gift card or wire transfer. To discuss how to spot scams and protect your money, AARP Idaho will host a tele-town hall with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, on Wednesday, …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— 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 …