— Proposition 3, on the ballot this November, is an expansion of the Medicaid program, which is jointly funded by the Utah state and federal government.  If passed, an additional 150,000 Utahns will have access to affordable healthcare through Medicaid, and it will bring $800 million of federal tax dollars Utahns already pay back into our state to pay for the expansion.  The expansion will add approximately 14,000 new jobs, and this new economic activity will add $1.7 billion to Utah’s …

— 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!

— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that benefit local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities and other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Projects may range in scale from small, short-term activities costing hundreds of dollars to …

— We all want to reside in a community that’s a great place to live, and AARP wants to help cities across the country and here in Utah get there!  That’s the basis for the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities program, which encourages cities, towns, and communities to  commit to improving their age-friendliness and submit to a rigorous membership assessment cycle. This year, Salt Lake City joined the Network and now has two years to develop an action plan for becoming …

— AARP applauds the bipartisan action taken on July 16, 2015 on S. 192, the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  The Senate passed the bill the week that the OAA celebrated its 50 anniversary of providing invaluable services to older adults. At AARP Utah we appreciate the co-sponsorship from Senator Orrin Hatch and the support of Senator Mike Lee.  Here is …

— Two top Salt Lake City attractions—Red Butte Garden and the Hogle Zoo—now offer discounts to AARP members. Red Butte Garden, the official arboretum of the state of Utah, has 18 acres of display gardens and five miles of hiking trails. Members who present their AARP cards there by April 30, 2016, will qualify for a $5 discount on membership. Admission is free for garden members. Hogle Zoo, one of the most visited attractions in Utah, features more than 800 animals …