— AARP has announced the recipients of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including three projects in Idaho. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 5, is …

— Creative work from communities across the nation, including Kuna, Idaho, is showcased in the third edition of AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series. This edition shares more than 100 articles and dozens of photographs on the ways communities throughout the U.S. are becoming great places to live for people of all ages. It also highlights mayors and other community leaders who are making this change happen. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands …

— AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of Borg vs McEnroe at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 on July 19 at 6:30pm. Based on a true story: It’s the summer of 1980, and Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American John McEnroe. Rated R for language throughout and some …

— A laid-back favorite returns to Boise this summer: the Great Garden Escapes at the Idaho Botanical Garden, featuring live music every Thursday through September. AARP members can save $3 off the price of each ticket at the box office in advance, or same day at the main gate kiosk. Music fans can bring low-back chairs, blankets and picnics, and can buy food from vendors on site. Stop by the AARP table for information about caregiving and fraud. For a schedule of performances and …

— 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 …