— 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!

— AARP Idaho will host a statewide telephone town hall on Tuesday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m. (MTN) to discuss timely health insurance issues that affect older Idahoans, such as Medicare open enrollment, Medicare fraud and the new Medicare cards. Dean Cameron, director of the Idaho Department of Insurance, and Shannon Hohl, supervisor of the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors program, will provide up-to-date information about Medicare and answer callers’ questions. Lupe Wissel, AARP state director, will moderate the discussion. Medicare …

— Join us for some Boise State Broncos football! Boise State Broncos vs. Air Force Falcons Saturday, October 27, 2018 5 p.m. Kickoff There is nothing quite like spending a fall evening watching Broncos football at Falcon Stadium.  From tailgates to flyovers, the Wings of Blue Parachute Team, Cadet march-on, and live performances by the Falconers at half time, attending a game in Colorado Springs is truly a tradition rich event that all sports fans should experience.  Make it even more meaningful …

— Registration for fall classes is open! Sign up for classes HERE New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) is a lifelong continuing education program for older adults designed to offer exceptional learning opportunities in a comfortable and friendly academic surrounding. Supported by Idaho State University, AARP Idaho and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, NKA represents the most affordable learning opportunity for the 50 plus in the Treasure Valley. Beginning this fall there is no registration fee but some classes do charge a small fee …

— With temperatures finally starting to come down there’s no better time to enjoy music at the Great Garden Escape in the Idaho Botanical Garden. Fun and lively music happens every Thursday evening 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 Idaho table for …

— 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 …