— By Lupe Wissel, AARP Idaho state director On behalf of AARP Idaho and our 186,000 members across the Gem State, I would like to applaud Governor Little’s priorities outlined in his first State of the State address. We agree Proposition 2 deserves full funding and implementation as soon as possible. Idaho voters spoke overwhelmingly in favor of expanding Medicaid. It’s now vital that Legislators administer the will of the people, without instituting barriers, and provide increased access to health care …

— Two years ago AARP Idaho began offering Movies for Grownups for movie fans around the Gem State. It’s an opportunity for AARP members and their guests  to enjoy complimentary screenings of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Hundreds of Idahoans have enjoyed a night out on the town watching some of the best movies of the year. A free showing of What They Had starring Hilary Swank is being offered on January 14th at the Edwards Boise Stadium 21 and IMAX from 6:30pm to 8:30. For …

— 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? AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning …

— AARP members are invited to spend a fun, sociable and informative day at the state Capitol on Monday, February 11, 2019 for AARP Idaho Lobby Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Voice your support to state elected officials for issues important to the 50-plus, such as financial security, fraud prevention, affordable health care and family caregiving. This will be a fun and informative day at Idaho’s Capitol. You don’t need to be an issue expert to be an advocate! Participants meet …

— Sign Up for Our Free Online Work and Skills Event Online Career Networking Expo: Spotlight on Part-Time Work and Skills Thursday, January 24, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. MT Looking for part-time work? AARP’s Online Career Networking Expo is bringing the employers, the skills and the possibilities of part-time work to you! This free, unique event lets you network with employers online and learn how to improve the skills that can get you noticed. Tune in to expert-led webinars such as: Age-Proof …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— AARP Idaho volunteer network meetings resume in January and that means a new legislative session and an opportunity to make your voice heard. You’re invited to join us at the state office on January 3 to discuss AARP’s legislative priorities including lobby day, telephone town halls, committee hearings, Medicaid expansion and volunteer opportunities. This is a chance to get involved and make a difference! New volunteers are encouraged to come by the office at 1:00 pm for an orientation session …

— On Nov. 6, Idaho voters spoke in favor of expanding health coverage. Now it’s time for Idaho legislators to respond by fully funding and implementing Medicaid Expansion as passed by Idaho voters. The expansion of Idaho’s health coverage program was approved by an overwhelming majority of the vote. The election was clear. We cannot continue to let hard-working families go without adequate health coverage. It’s vital now that legislators take the action that voters approved and to not add layers …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5 p.m. MT The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— On December 15th, as a proud sponsor, AARP Idaho will help place wreaths on Veteran’s headstones as part of the Wreaths Across America Day event in Idaho. Wreaths Across America’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor those who served. AARP volunteers are asked to …