— 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!

— Now in its fourth year, New Knowledge Adventures (NKA) is a lifelong continuing education program for older adults designed to offer exceptional learning, exploration and fellowship opportunities in a comfortable and non-competitive academic surrounding. It’s a great way to learn something new and make friends along they way. Registration opens on March 12. View the  NKA Spring 2019 catalog. Supported by Idaho State University, AARP Idaho and the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, NKA represents the most affordable learning opportunity for the 50 …

— Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing FREE tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 51st 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 31,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at more than 40 sites across the Gem …

— Two years ago AARP Idaho began offering Movies for Grownups for movie fans around the Gem State. It’s an opportunity for AARP members and their guests  to enjoy complimentary screenings of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Hundreds of Idahoans have enjoyed a night out on the town watching some of the best movies of the year. A free showing of What They Had starring Hilary Swank is being offered on January 14th at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 and IMAX from 6:30pm to 8:30. For …

— 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 …