— 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‚Äôs largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program. It offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, …

— Did you know that in Utah, one in seven people are at risk of missing a meal today, and one is six seniors in the state faces hunger? ¬†Yet sixty percent of seniors eligible for food stamps are not receiving benefits. ¬†This may be because many who are hungry do not have information about where to go for help, how to apply for benefits, or what they need to do to receive assistance. Jewish Family Service wants to change that …

— Caregiving may be one of the most important roles a person takes on in his or her life, whether it is a sudden role or one that develops over time. Having resources to start to plan for this role, helping to coordinate a big move, or contemplating having a loved one move in will make the process much easier. With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out the specific help …

— Start your engines race fans! ¬†Do you want to have a fun night out and help a great cause at the same time? ¬†AARP is proud to fuel and support the Utah Food Bank in its race to end hunger on Saturday, June 27 for its 19th birthday bash. ¬†Just bring five cans of food to the Raceways and you’ll get free admission! AARP’s Drive to End Hunger is proud to support the Utah Food Bank, which distributed over 31 …

— Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than you thought you’d go. ¬†But it’s never too late to make a change! ¬†AARP Utah want to help guide you with your dreams about “what’s next” in your future. ¬†We’re offering a “Life Reimagined” Check-Up to help you: Reflect on your goals and aspirations Harness your personal strengths Get tools and inspiration to take the next step We’re holding the Life Reimagined Check-Up in our state office–it includes a free light …

— Two top Salt Lake City attractions‚ÄĒRed Butte Garden and the Hogle Zoo‚ÄĒnow 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 …

— AARP is presenting its next Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, June 9 from 8:00 am–Noon MT, featuring Life Reimagined for Work pledge organizations.* ¬†This online career event for experienced workers will feature helpful job search resources and Life Reimagined for Work hiring employers who value experience! All you need to do is register to join! ¬†Just click here¬†–that’s all it takes. Participate in live chats with job search experts who will share the latest and greatest tips on interviewing, networking, …

— In connection with AARP‚Äôs I HEART CAREGIVERS initiative, you are invited to watch a free screening of STILL ALICE and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones. ¬†The film will be shown on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 pm at the Megaplex at Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City. ¬†Following the film, Ronnie Daniel, Executive Director of the Alzheimer‚Äôs Association, Utah Chapter will be hosting a brief question and answer session.¬† He will be joined …

— Life Reimagined is about helping people navigate change and inspiring them with new possibilities.¬† Our Life Reimagined Checkup offers you a fresh, personalized, authentic and thought-provoking approach to help you navigate the next phase of your life.¬† It is the perfect way to help you figure out what you really want to do and how to get there, one step at a time.¬† Your world is full of possibilities:¬† new passions to pursue, work that‚Äôs rewarding, people to connect with, …

Most Livable Neighborhoods

— by Kaitlin Lounsberry, AARP blog author Communities throughout Utah and the United States aren‚Äôt prepared for an aging society, a challenge communities will face as the U.S. population ages, which is why AARP developed the Livability Index Tool to allow users the ability to¬†determine the livability of their neighborhood and community. AARP defines livability within a community as a safe and secure location that has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and has supportive community features and services, which …