— 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!

— Every day, Idahoans lose their hard-earned money to a variety of frauds and schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con-artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Idaho is hosting a free fraud prevention luncheon at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho in Nampa. Local fraud expert David McCallister will discuss scams targeting Idahoans, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, grandparent scams, and the latest identity theft tactics. What: Free Fraud …

— On November 16, AARP members and guests are invited to a free Movies for Grownups screening of Book Club, starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. To help people in need this season of Thanksgiving, those in attendance are encouraged to bring canned and boxed food to benefit the Metro Community Services food bank. Click here for Foodbank~needed items. About Book Club: Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake …

— Retail prices for many of the most commonly-used brand name drugs by older adults rocketed upward by an average of 8.4 percent in 2017, outstripping the general inflation rate of 2.1 percent. The annual average cost of therapy for just one brand name drug increased to almost $6,800 in 2017. For more than a decade, brand name drug prices have exceeded the general inflation rate of other consumer goods by a factor of two-fold to more than 100-fold, according to …

— AARP Idaho, in conjunction with the Boise Police Department, is hosting a free Consumer Fraud Workshop designed as a fun, educational and interactive event where participants learn to avoid today’s scams while getting the tools and resources they need to protect themselves. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden along with the Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff, United States Postal Inspection Service and AARP Idaho will discuss local, regional and national scams and the tactics con-artists use to trap their victims. …

— AARP Idaho is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Idahoans 50 years and older who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Nominations will be evaluated by the Idaho state office based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in early fall. Last year, Janie Nirk of Potlach …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Do you know a volunteer age 50+ using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. Nominations …

— Are you looking for ways to give back to your community, particularly your fellow 50+ Gem Staters?  If so, we would love to share how AARP Idaho is working to ensure that Idaho residents have choice, control and independence through every stage of their lives. Please join us the afternoon of Tuesday, April 4  at 1:15pm MTN for a volunteer team building workshop in our Boise office. This is the first of several opportunities to learn more about AARP Idaho. For a complete …