— AARP has announced the recipients of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including three projects in Idaho. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 5, is …

— Do you need a will? Chances are you do. Estate planning, trusts, wills and power of attorney can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Hear from the experts at AARP and start preparing for your future today. Join AARP Live on RFD-TV, Thursday July 17 at 8pm MTN. Watch online HERE! Proper estate planning is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones but confusing legal documents and difficult decisions often cause the …

— AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of Borg vs McEnroe at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 on July 19 at 6:30pm. Based on a true story: It’s the summer of 1980, and Björn Borg is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the sport both on and off the court. A rigorously disciplined player, there is only one obstacle in his pursuit of a record-breaking fifth Wimbledon championship: the highly talented but ferociously abrasive young American John McEnroe. Rated R for language throughout and some …

— 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 …

— We’re thanking all military members and  veterans who have helped defend our great nation. Please join us at the Idaho Botanical Garden Great Garden Escape for live music on Thursday, July 5th at 6:30pm (gates open at 5:30pm). All military members and veterans will receive the IBG member admission rate when showing their military ID in-person at the Botanical Garden box office. Enjoying live music in the Garden on Thursday evenings during the summer has become a local tradition. Bring …

— With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year[1], and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece of the campaign is AARP’s new $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), the first and largest venture …

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— Join us for a free screening of Lean on Pete at 6 pm, Thursday, June 28 in Boise at Edwards Boise Stadium 21. Based on the novel by Will Vlautin, Lean on Pete is a deeply moving story of a teen who finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Lean on Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to …

— Now that summer is here, scams across Idaho are starting to heat up. Here are some of the schemes con-artists are using and a few other things to be aware of. Concerts are especially popular during summer months. Scammers have found a way to use this to their advantage. Make sure to always buy your tickets from a reputable source!  Be on the lookout for any ticket sellers that tell a sad story about why they can’t use their tickets, …

— Summer is here and that means Idaho road trips! In recognition of June being National Safety Month, AARP Driver Safety is offering 25% off the AARP Smart Driver online course. Drivers will refresh their know-how behind the wheel to stay safer across the Gem State. Plus, when you’re done, you could be eligible for a multiyear discount on your insurance.* Visit www.aarpdriversafety.org and use promo code NSM25. Or check out an AARP Driver Safety class in your community. For more …

— If you live in the Gem State and haven’t signed up for email alerts from AARP Idaho, you may not realize what you’re missing. Check out the June Events calendar and see what’s happening in your community. In recent months, the state office has offered free screenings of the hit movie Black Panther; free fraud and identity theft conferences; discount tickets for the Great Garden Escape at the Idaho Botanical Garden; and continuing education programs that fight isolation and introduce you to …