— Brain fitness and fraud prevention—top concerns in Utah—will be the focus at a Real Possibilities University in West Valley City this month. State agencies will provide fraud-prevention advice, and the University of Utah Brain Institute will offer tips on brain health and strategies to improve memory. Other sessions will focus on staying fit, healthy eating, and preparing wills and trusts. Sponsored by AARP Utah, the free event is Thursday, March 22, 5-7:30 p.m. (with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m.) at …

— Utahns 50-plus value keeping their brains healthy and their finances secure, an AARP survey found. AARP Utah has lined up keynote speakers to address both topics at its “Real Possibilities” University on Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at Festival Hall in Cedar City. In addition to focusing on memory loss, dementia and fraud, Real Possibilities will feature sessions on physical fitness and nutrition, and wills and trusts. Utahns traveling to nearby St. George for the Huntsman World Senior Games are …

— What’s summer without baseball?  Come to AARP Night at the Raptors on Monday, August 14 to watch the Ogden Raptors take on the Great Falls Voyagers at 7:00pm at Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Avenue in Ogden, UT  84401.  AARP members get 2-for-1 tickets which includes a hot dog, chips, and a drink with each ticket!  To order, call the Raptors ticket office at 801-393-2450 and identify yourself as an AARP member. You’ll also have the chance to have your picture …

—   It’s summertime and AARP Utah has discounts at popular attractions around town to help you enjoy some of the sights and sounds that Salt Lake City has to offer, including concerts and movies that you can attend all year round! Here is a list of where your AARP membership card will help you connect with other members: Hogle Zoo: AARP members and up to two (2) of their guests will receive a $5.00 off of the adult (12+) regularly priced …

— At AARP, we’re serious about wanting to help consumers fight identity theft!  That’s why we’re teaming up once again with Fox 13 News and Shred-It to offer free shredding events, this time in both Midvale and Ogden on Saturday, July 15 from 8:00am–11:00am. This event is open to the public, regardless of age or AARP membership.  Shredding sensitive financial documents and other materials that contain personal information will prevent thieves from using these data to open false accounts or lines …

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, through Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Utah’s event will be in Orem on Saturday, May 6 at Mountain View High School from 9:00am—Noon in the East Parking Lot.  Consumers can bring up to …

— Between the ages of 16 and 21, he successfully posed as an airline pilot, an attorney, a doctor, and cashed millions of dollars in fraudulent checks.  In case you didn’t read the bestselling book–spoiler alert–he got caught, and his exploits were depicted in the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. For over 40 years, Frank W. Abagnale has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists.  He is one of the world’s most respected …

— The movement to “disrupt aging” is gaining steam across the country, but what does it mean? AARP Utah is offering presentations on how people view aging, and ways to confront and dispel stereotypes. Disrupting outdated notions allows us to embrace a new definition of aging, with real possibilities for healthy and happy older adults. AARP Utah volunteers receive training to speak on topics of importance to Utahns 50 and older, and are available across the state to serve Utah’s widely …

— AARP has exciting opportunities available for you next week to learn how to get the most out of your smart phone, look for a job in the digital age, or join a “Careversation” with other family caregivers, connecting you to tips, tools, and each other.  All of them are free to the public–AARP membership is not required!   Job Searching in the Digital Age On Monday, August 22, join AARP for a free interactive workshop to discover the best websites …

— Discover the Encore Institute at SLCC, an innovative program designed for adult learners. Open doors to new opportunities, update your skills and learn something new! Wednesday, August 3, 2016 5 to 8 p.m. Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus Miller Free Enterprise Center 9750 South 300 West, Sandy, Utah This event is FREE but registration is required. You may also call 801-957-5200, option one, to register. Refreshments will be served. Questions: Kay Carter 801-957-5373 or kay.carter@slcc.edu       Mini …