— 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 Utah and Fox 13 held our four annual shredding event in Midvale and Ogden, and it was a rousing success!  Unfortunately, so many of you came out to shred that Shred-it’s trucks in Midvale were filled to capacity before everyone made it through the line.  Therefore, they’ve generously offered their services to those people who came out but weren’t able to shred their documents on July 14. Please come to 4325 Commercial Way between 10:00am–2:00pm, Monday-Friday of this week …

—  by Kathy Stokes, AARP Fraud Watch Network There are plenty of reputable contests and sweepstakes out there (including some from AARP), and let’s be honest, winning feels great! However, there are questionable characters out there who are trying to hook you on winning to reel in the profits for themselves. How It Works: You’re told you’ve won a prize but: You have to pay a fee to collect your winnings; You have to wire money to a well-known company to …

— Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?  Please show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2018 AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual  Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  It recognizes individuals who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer. Nominations are …

— Inside cyber scams: Cyber scams are big business, but how are con artists using our need to stay connected against us? According to NCC Group technology expert Andrew Becherer, “Hacking Wi-Fi these days is not the work of the master criminals seen in the movies. Tools to break Wi-Fi security are available for free or at very low cost and using them can be as easy as navigating a website.” We talked to NCC Group experts about these scams and …

— 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 …

— AARP Utah and FOX 13 are teaming up to hold a free shredding event on Saturday, July 11 at 6985 Union Park Center in Midvale to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft.  You can bring up to ten bags or boxes of sensitive documents with personal information such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, financial statements, and medical bills.  Don’t miss this opportunity to have your confidential documents shredded free of charge by trained Shred-It staff. …

— Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2015 AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and that inspire others to volunteer. Last year …

— By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …

— By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …