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According to the Federal Trade Commission, fraud and identity theft have been on the rise in the past five years.
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AARP Utah is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Thompson as Utah's new State President and leader of our Executive Council.  This position is the top volunteer role in Utah.  Pat will guide a team of leadership volunteers to shape and execute AARP's statewide priorities. 
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According to a new AARP survey of voters ages 50 and older, more than four in 10 (45%) who live in rural areas say access to high-speed internet is a problem in their local community, compared to just 37% of nonrural voters. Rural home internet users are more likely than nonrural users to rely on satellite or fixed wireless, or to say that cellular service is their only method of accessing the internet. Roughly four in 10 (39%) home internet users say they have problems with their home internet at least once a month.
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When the State Legislature convenes on Jan. 18, AARP Utah will be back to advocate for residents 50-plus, working to lower prescription drug costs, strengthen support for family caregivers and ensure that Utahns have access to retirement savings plans.
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Medicare changes every year, which means it can get a little complicated when trying to understand what’s new for you. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Medicare changes and what they may mean for your benefits.
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It is no surprise that the ‘City on the Move’ is now home to Utah’s first FitLot. The new outdoor exercise station adds to the recently opened Bickley Park at 2508 S. 500 East in South Salt Lake. The outdoor fitness station was generously donated by AARP and designed by FitLot. Fostering an active community, the grant from AARP includes three years of programming which will ensure free fitness instruction classes at the FitLot.
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The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the lives and daily routines of caregivers, especially those with older at-risk loved ones. Even before the health crisis, 350,000 unpaid family caregivers in Utah provided short- or long-term care, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. 
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Top scams targeting the Black and Latino communities identified
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Are you a caregiver living in the Ogden area?  The Care for the Caregiver Coalition is there to help.  They're offering a free series of educational programs at Weber Human Services in Ogden beginning on September 17 and running every Friday until November 5.
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AARP Utah announced 4 local organizations will receive 2021 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.2 million awarded among 244 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects to promote livable communities by improving housing, transportation, public spaces, civic engagement, and connection with family, friends, and neighbors with an emphasis on the needs of the 50-plus. Many of this year’s awards support revitalizing communities adversely impacted by the pandemic and include a focus on diversity, inclusion, and disparities.
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Beginning in September, AARP Utah will host a three month educational series, led virtually by local experts, on topics like Wills & Estate Planning, Healthy Lifestyles, and Brain Health!
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Is your 65th birthday coming up? You know what that means: It’s time to prepare for Medicare. Get ahead of the game with answers from our free webinar on Medicare, including when to enroll, what’s covered and where to find help along the way.
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