— More than 200,000 Idahoans care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities, or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities, where they want to be. A labor of love, family caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming. That doesn’t change on Election Day. It can be incredibly difficult for many family caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities to get to the local polling station. And if a caregiver’s loved one …

— Idahoans invited to attend and ask their questions on November 10th Thousands of AARP members as well as other citizens across the state will have the opportunity to participate in a “telephone town hall” meeting with Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Idaho Lieutenant Governor Brad Little. AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel will moderate the call and take questions via telephone regarding recent election results, healthcare coverage and other issues important to the 50+ in Idaho. AARP will call …

— Join us for an AARP Idaho town meeting with Senator Mike Crapo You’re invited to join us for a telephone town hall meeting with Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. This live and interactive call is your opportunity to ask the Senator questions via telephone on the national debt, budget, Social Security, Medicare or other issues. The hour long conversation begins at 6:10 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, August 24th. Participants can join dialing toll free                         (877) 229-8493 and entering …

— Boise, ID — New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 806,000 Idaho workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in cuts is not imminent, in June, the Social Security Trustees reported that the trust fund would run dry in 2034. After that time, across-the-board cuts of nearly 25 percent would take …

— Grumbling at the TV and grousing about politics doesn’t accomplish much, so AARP Idaho is offering an alternative: Members across the state are invited to participate in a survey that aims to gauge which issues, programs and services are most important to Idahoans age 50-plus. The results will help the AARP state office set priorities for advocacy in the 2016 legislative session and plan programs throughout the year. The questions focus on issues such as Social Security, Medicare, fraud prevention, …