— 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 …