— Live jazz will energize Idaho’s fall season when the popular Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival returns for its 29th year. More than 200 musicians and 40 bands will perform at Sun Valley venues for five days starting Wednesday, Oct. 17. Professional instructors will also offer free dance lessons. The festival draws thousands of fans from across the country, but for AARP members there’s a special deal: Members and up to three guests get a 10 percent discount on one-day …

— AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families—with a focus on health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. We also work for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen products and services to …

— 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 …

— Right now, PhRMA is trying to convince Congress to rescind a provision of the bipartisan budget agreement that lowers drug costs for seniors struggling to afford their medicine. Medicare Part D beneficiaries who have high prescription drug expenses currently have to pay more once the total cost of their medicines reaches the coverage gap, or doughnut hole. The doughnut hole has been narrowing each year since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010. The gap was scheduled to …

— 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 …

— When it comes to scams, knowledge is power. Con artists are finding new ways to take your money and their schemes are getting more complex. It is imperative to keep up with the latest scams and learn how to identify and stay protected fraud. The Idaho Scam Jam Alliance will host a fraud and identity theft conference in Lewiston, Idaho, September 17th at the Red Lion Hotel. The Lewiston Scam Jam is a free, fun, educational and interactive forum where you …

— 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 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 …

— Get Information on the Skills to Get Your Next Job Attend AARP’s live online workshop Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5-6 p.m. MT When it comes to finding a new job, everyone could improve their networking and interview skills—especially in today’s ultra-competitive market. The good news is, there are some tips and ideas that can help you stand out from the crowd and secure the position you want. Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills is a live online workshop based on …

— AARP Idaho and the Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hosting a FREE veterans fraud prevention conference in Boise on August 27, 2018. The half day event is designed to give veterans the tools they need to identify and prevent becoming the victim of fraud. A recent AARP study shows veterans are frequently targeted by scam artists and victimized twice as often as the rest of the public. “Unfortunately, the men and women who bravely served our country have become …