— 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 Montana. We hope you’ll join us!

— The swindler-turned-security expert who inspired the movie “Catch Me If You Can” is coming to Montana with tips on how to avoid scams.   Before he was old enough to vote, Frank Abagnale was considered by the FBI to be the most successful bank robber in American history. He didn’t use a gun; rather, he used his wits, his charm, and his skill as a forger. And he soon branched out — he became one of the most famous impostors …

— Social Security’s long-term financial picture is one that is now vital for our leaders to address. Doing nothing is not an option How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step …

— AARP Montana invites you to another free movie. AARP Movies for Grownups series is showing The Seagull at Cinemark in Helena on August 23rd at 7:00 pm. The Seagull is a drama based on the book by Anton Chekhov. It takes place at a Lakeside Estate and features a love triangle between the Diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina. It delves into the obsessive nature of love and the complicated relationships between parents and their children, as well as the over-arching …

— 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 Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of volunteers for its Tax-Aide program in Montana. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. “Many older, low-income taxpayers miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned because they can’t afford to pay for professional tax preparation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide addresses this community need through …

— Three Montana Communities Among Winners of AARP Community Challenge Grant Funds Aimed at Making Communities More Livable for People of All Ages Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including three recipients right here in Montana.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from …

— Medicare contributes $1.9 billion to Montana’s economy, equivalent to 19% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers more than 203,000 Montanans. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP Montana is working to encourage voter participation this election season. Also, businesses in Montana receiving Medicare dollars use them to pay employees’ salaries, rent, state and local taxes, and buy equipment, and …

— In case you missed it, here is the latest segment of Fraud Watch airing every other week on the Montana Television Network. A new effort launched by the federal government and aided by state officials is cracking down on scams that target those wishing to help veterans and active service members. Americans like to be patriotic and celebrate those who fight for our country. Sometimes it’s with memorials or parades, or sometimes we donate money. But with that last option, …

— AARP Montana invites you to a very special, unique event – the Drum Brothers Hand Drumming Workshop in Helena on Tuesday, July 31   Enjoy a Guided Rhythmic Experience . . . Since the dawn of human culture, drums and percussion have been used as a tool for expression, communication, and celebration. Drumming together in a group can be a powerful example of cooperation and teamwork. Research shows that drumming reduces stress and generates feelings of relaxation and focus. And …