— Select AARP members are invited to a free screening of MOLLY’S GAME starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. Written and directed by AARP Movies for Grownups Award-Winner Aaron Sorkin! The true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes underground poker game before being arrested by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and, inadvertently, the Russian mob. Facing criminal charges, her only ally is …

— Across Idaho we are beginning to see more and more communities taking up projects to help make their town, city or neighborhood more livable. But many residents and local leaders are still asking themselves, “What exactly is a livable community”? AARP believes that a livable community is a place that’s safe and secure, has appropriate and affordable housing and transportation options, and includes needed services (such as health care) and desirable features (including shopping, gathering places and outdoor spaces). Such …

— AARP Idaho is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities and other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Projects may …

— As part of the fight against fraud and identity theft, AARP Idaho, Shred-it, Mountain West Bank, The Village at Meridian and Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho will hold a document shredding opportunity on April 7, 2018 at the Mountain West Bank branch at The Village in Meridian. The event takes place from 10am to 2pm or until the trucks are full. There is a five box limit per vehicle. What: Document Shredding When: April 7, 2018 at The Village in Meridian from 10:00am …

— You and and a guest are invited to a free screening of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS! When: Wednesday, March 7 – 6:00pm Where: Edwards Boise Staduim21 & IMAX, 7701 W. Overland Rd, Boise, ID, 83709 Register for this free screening HERE Everyone has a past. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench and Leslie Odom, Jr., in this stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mystery …

— With tax-filing season a prime time for identity theft scammers to prey on unsuspecting consumers, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is reminding Idaho taxpayers that submitting their tax returns as soon as is practical can greatly reduce their chances of being victimized by a fraudulent return. This scam occurs when a fraudster steals your Social Security number and files a tax return in your name to claim a fraudulent refund. While consumers must be constantly vigilant to guard against falling …

— Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing FREE tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th 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 37,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at 43 sites across the Gem State. AARP …

— You are invited to attend the upcoming AARP Volunteer Network Meeting on February 15th, at 2:00 pm MT.  If you are completely new to AARP, and have not received an orientation, the AARP new volunteer orientation will take place at 1:15 pm MT. The meeting is at the AARP Office, (located at 250 S. 5th Street, Suite 800).  Limited free parking is available in the visitor lot. This is a meeting you will  not want to miss. Pam Root, Senior …

— AARP IDAHO TO HOST TELEPHONE TOWN HALL WITH IDAHO PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF THE SENATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE Thousands of AARP members as well as others across the Gem State will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Idaho President Pro Tem of the Senate Brent Hill and Speaker of the House Scott Bedke. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and take questions via telephone regarding upcoming elections, the current …

— Be the Difference in Your Community Every single day, AARP Idaho’s volunteers fuel our work in communities across the state. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help struggling older adults transform their lives. We love our volunteer corps, and we’d be thrilled to add you to their ranks. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting.   WHEN: January 11, …