— Special Community Event Scheduled on May 27 at 2 pm Helena, Mont., May 22, 2018 –The Stars and Stripes will soon fly over the west end of the Montana Veterans’ Home Cemetery in Columbia Falls. The 121 year-old cemetery is receiving an additional American flag. Funds donated by AARP Montana helped to make this important project a reality.  The flagpole dedication ceremony for the Montana Veterans’ Home Cemetery is on Sunday, May 27 at 2:00 pm.  Hosting the dedication will …

— AARP Family Fun Day with the Helena Brewers – Free Admission and Lunch – June 24 AARP Montana invites members along with their guests and grandkids to get to know AARP staff, volunteers and other members while enjoying a free Sunday afternoon baseball game with the Helena Brewers. Come to Kindrick Field with your guests compliments of AARP Montana. Enjoy free admission plus a free hot dog, soda, and chips for all in your party. “This is a great offering …

— Remember — You cannot win a contest you did not enter and if you have to pay to receive the winnings — it’s a scam! There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning in order to reel in the profits for themselves. How It Works: You’re told you’ve won a prize but: …

— New Twist on an Existing Scam. With the tech support scam, you get an online popup or a call from a well-known tech company (like Microsoft or Apple) that a virus has been identified on your computer. The scammer convinces you that he can fix the problem for a fee. Victims who catch on and stop payment are now getting hit with an associated scam. How It Works: You cancel payment for the fake tech support you purchased only to …

— AARP Montana Seeks Nominees for its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award – the ‘Andrus Award for Community Service’ AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life and vision of its founder – Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus AARP Montana is seeking nominations for its 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Montanans who volunteer their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of others.  Although AARP membership is not a requirement, nominees must be 50 or …

— Join AARP Montana for a Free AARP Movies for Grownups Screening You are invited to a free screening of NOSTALGIA starring Jon Hamm, Catherine Keener, Bruce Dern and Ellen Burstyn. A mosaic of stories about love and loss, NOSTALGIA explores our relationships to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives. Photo: Bleecker Street Don’t miss out on a chance to join us at the free screening of NOSTALGIA! WHEN: Monday, May 21 TIME: 7:00pm WHERE: Cinemark Helena 8 750 Great Northern Blvd Helena, MT 59601 The …

— Montana’s Women 4 Wellness health fair, a much-anticipated annual event, is offering more than 30 free screenings this year for conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Many participants in previous years said they came for screenings they otherwise could not afford. The fair is Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo. Sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, AARP Montana and …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— AARP Montana Leaders Press Congress on Issues Vital to Older Americans Medical Expense Deduction, SNAP Funding, and Family Caregiving among top 2018 issues.  WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2018 —Today AARP Montana leaders and volunteers visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to make permanent the 7.5 percent medical expense tax deduction threshold, protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and support family caregivers by joining the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus. AARP visited with Senator Tester (D-MT), …

— Operation: Stop Scams Community Shredding Event Scheduled in Helena on May 5 New Survey finds Most Agree on Importance of Shredding, but Almost Half Don’t Follow Through As AARP today launches its second annual “Operation: Stop Scams” — a five-week-long series of more than 150 free document-shredding events and fraud education activities in communities coast-to-coast – a new AARP survey finds that almost half of consumers ignore experts’ recommendations to regularly shred their sensitive financial records. In Montana, a community …