— 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 Utah. We hope you’ll join us!

— Attend Our Free Webinar to Get All the Answers Social Security, Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 5 p.m. MT PART 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018 5 p.m. MT You’ve worked your whole life and now you can start thinking about your retirement options. But when should you claim your Social Security retirement benefits to get the biggest check? And how do you get the money coming in the first place? It can be a confusing process. …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— There’s a growing natural resource in Utah that boosts the state’s economic health. It is the population of Utahns 50 and older. A recent report from Oxford Economics for AARP shows this group makes up 25 percent of the state’s population, yet accounts for 37 percent of its GDP. And they are big consumers, accounting for 46 percent of spending in the state, especially in the areas of health care, entertainment and utilities. “Utahns 50-plus provide extraordinary economic benefits to …

— The legislative session that begins Jan. 22 is only 45 days long. AARP Utah is prepared to hit the ground running to advocate on behalf of family caregivers, retirees and other adults 50-plus. AARP staff and volunteers will be at the Capitol every day. This year, the state office’s legislative priorities are to secure workplace leave for family caregivers, expand access to telehealth and keep the retirement income tax credit from phasing out for Utahns born after 1953. The AARP …

— 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 …

— Tax season is over, and AARP Tax-Aide in Utah did another outstanding job helping low-to-moderate income taxpayers in the state file their taxes at no charge and on time!  This year, over 6700 returns were completed at 32 sites around the state by 106 volunteer preparers. AARP Foundation is very proud of Tax-Aide, which is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program. It offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, …

— AARP Launches NEW Must-Read Special Edition Finance & Retirement Digital Magazine Interactive digital magazine to guide your financial planning at any age with tips from personal finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn and AARP’s Financial Ambassador Jean Chatzky   WASHINGTON, DC — Take control of your finances with AARP The Magazine’s Special Edition Finance & Retirement Issue! The NEW digital magazine offers reliable instructions on making financial decisions related to retirement and provides an enhanced experience via interactive content and features. …

— It’s important that our future president has a plan to keep Social Security strong for generations to come. That’s why AARP has asked presidential candidates to Take A Stand on Social Security and commit to making it a priority during their term in office.  For a real-time update on the statements made by the candidates, go to 2016takeastand.org. This month on AARP Live, join AARP Vermont state director, Greg Marchildon, AARP Maine state director, Lori Parham and AARP Kentucky Volunteer Charlotte …

— James Thibodeau, Senior Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be giving two presentations, “Investing for Seniors” and “Pyramid Schemes” on May 24th from 6:00pm–7:30pm at AARP Utah’s office.  The general public is invited to join us–you need not be a member of AARP or 50+ to attend. The SEC is the nation’s top regulator of securities and brokers, bringing enforcement actions against fraud, abuse, and unfair and deceptive practices.  Mr. Thibodeau’s  presentation on “Pyramid Schemes” will …

— With the new year coming, it’s time for resolutions about what’s ahead for 2016.  One of the most important areas to examine is your financial health.  Do you have debt you want to control?  Are you stuck in a predatory loan?  Are you part of the sandwich generation–i.e., taking care of your parents and your children at the same time?  AARP Utah and the AAA Fair Credit Foundation want to help by providing resources and information that can put you …