— 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! For a detailed, printable calendar of local Helena events and activities, Click Here >>

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— The Rx Drug Price Transparency Act is a step in the right direction towards lowering Rx drug prices By Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the world. Congress, the Administration, and importantly, our own Montana State legislators must take action now to lower prescription drug prices, the root cause of this problem. That’s why AARP is launching a national campaign urging federal and state policymakers to Stop Rx Greed by cracking down …

— The state’s open, scenic highways have a downside: one of the highest fatality rates in the nation. AARP Driver Safety is seeking volunteers to help reverse the alarming trend. The program shows older Montanans how to improve their driving skills, thereby helping them maintain mobility and independence. Dozens of volunteers across the state teach the courses, which are available in a four-hour classroom setting or four hours online (go to aarpdriversafety.org). State law mandates that insurers offer a discount to …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and AARP Montana collaboratively trained volunteers today who will educate community groups in various Montana cities about scams, fraud, and identity theft.  This effort, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation between AARP and an attorney general’s consumer protection team, will reach more older Montanans than either organization formerly has been able to using its own staff. “When it comes to financial fraud and scams, an …

— New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Montanans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “Older Montanans are struggling with rising prescription drug prices and cannot afford to …

— WASHINGTON—AARP recently released the following statement from Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond. The statement is in response to seven drug company executives’ testimonies given at the Senate Finance Committee hearing, “Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change, Part II.” Watch the Senate Finance Committee Hearing below:   “The pharmaceutical industry refused today to take responsibility for out of control drug prices and the harm it is causing older Americans, patients, and family caregivers. Americans continue …

— AARP Montana wants residents 62 and older to remember that they may be eligible for the state’s Elderly Homeowner/Renter Tax Credit Program if their total household gross income is less than $45,000 a year. Renters and homeowners who qualify for the credit may get up to $1,000 off their taxes. If their tax credit exceeds their tax liability, they can get the additional amount as a refund. To claim the credit, fill out Pages 1 and 9 of Form 2, …

— Scammers Lurk at Tax Time During tax-filing season, it pays to be aware of the ways that scammers and hackers may try to put your potential refund in their pocket. How It Works: A number of different scams tend to ramp up during the filing season. Tax identity theft occurs when someone steals your Social Security number to file a fraudulent tax refund or to get a job. There are also computer viruses out there (the “Emotet” virus for one) …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 5 p.m. MT You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …