— 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 belong to a group that would like to learn more about fraud prevention? AARP Idaho has a group of passionate volunteers who speak to community groups to increase awareness about identity theft, Medicare fraud and other scams affecting older adults and their families. Community groups can request speakers this month and forums on consumer issues early next year. In addition, AARP Idaho is seeking more volunteers to spread the word across the state, particularly in rural communities. If …

— AARP Idaho announced today that Micki Kawakami of Nampa was selected to receive the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others. At the insistence of Ms. Kawakami, AARP Idaho will forgo the annual award ceremony …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned. Since its inception, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has served more …

— Every single day AARP Idaho volunteers make a positive difference in communities across our state. Whether it’s preparing tax returns, keeping drivers safe on the roads, protecting consumers from fraud, teaching continuing education classes or facilitating our popular Movies for Grownups program, volunteers are at the heart of everything we do….and we do a lot! If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage you to attend the next monthly volunteer network meeting on June 5th. …

— 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 …

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Idahoans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Nominations will be evaluated by the AARP 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. AARP Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service nominees …

— 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 …

— AARP Idaho is looking for people who want to make a difference in life, along with learning, having fun and meeting new friends. At an April 19 networking event, people can learn how to get involved with AARP Idaho’s 400 volunteers. Their work ranges from tax preparation assistance to teaching driver safety classes, facilitating movie nights, hosting fraud prevention workshops, staffing events and advocating for legislative issues. AARP provides training. New volunteer orientation begins at 1:15 p.m., the network meeting …

— Every single day, AARP Idaho volunteers fuel our work in communities across the Gem State. Without the hundreds who donate their time, skills and passion, we wouldn’t have enough capacity to help older Idahoans transform their lives. If you would like to learn more about our volunteer opportunities we encourage your to attend our next monthly volunteer network meeting. When:  Tuesday, March 20 Where: AARP Idaho Office, 250 S. 5th Street, Suite 800, Boise New Volunteers!! Please come at 1:15 PM for …

— Bessie Katsilometes, Ph.D., former Dean of Idaho State University-Meridian and Idaho State University-Boise, is the newest member of the AARP Idaho Executive Council. AARP Idaho has more than 188,000 members statewide and more than 38 million members nationwide. Dr. Katsilometes will serve on the AARP Idaho volunteer executive council and work to achieve AARP’s vision, mission and strategic priorities across the state.  AARP Idaho state president, Dr. Tom Trail and state director Lupe Wissel appointed her to the executive council …