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Volunteer in Milwaukee County
AARP Utah is creating volunteer service teams for residents who want to give back to their communities.
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Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to two great theatre events in July, and enjoy AARP Utah discounts on your tickets!  We want to make sure you enjoy fun connecting events with us, so are offering these opportunities to AARP members and their guests.  Here are the details:
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I don't really know what it means to age gracefully. I started rock climbing on my 59th birthday and was hooked. At 60 I climbed a 1000 foot peak in the Wind Rivers. Honestly, I climb BIG mountains with friends half my age and, with few exceptions, they are just as tired at the end as I am. I'm not an athlete or in that great of shape but what I do have is the will. The will to climb, and the will to continue when I’m in pain or uncomfortable.  The will to believe I can succeed when it seems impossible. The "will" is free to everyone regardless of age.
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In the first of its kind in the nation, an AARP Smart Driver course was taught to deaf students at the Sanderson Center in Taylorsville, Utah on Monday, November 14.  The Center reached out to AARP and requested that a class be taught there as a way to give older, deaf drivers a chance to refresh their driving skills.
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AARP Utah is very proud to announce that our State Director, Alan Ormsby, was named one of the “Enlightened 50” (E-50) by Utah Foundation.  As explained by the Foundation, each year they recognize fifty individuals who are making a measureable – but often unsung - difference in the lives of Utahns through innovation, collaboration and commitment to the common good.
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Discover the Encore Institute at SLCC, an innovative program designed for adult learners.
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Doesn't dancing under the stars to music provided by top Utah big bands such as City Jazz, Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band, Wasatch Jazz Project, Tad Calcara & New Deal Swing, 23rd Army Band and the Joe Muscolino Band sound like a great time?  Throw in free dance classes and food trucks from the Food Truck League and you have the ingredients for a wonderful evening.  Big Band Summer at the Gallivin Center will run every Tuesday night throughout June, July, and August.
Guitar in vintage wood room.
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To our readers:  The AAA Fair Credit Foundation is based in Salt Lake City and is a partner with AARP Utah on teaching how to save and plan for the future.  This is one story about a family they helped through their Individual Development Accounts Program.  We thought it was a heartwarming example of what planning for the future can do for a family.
Portrait of a Caregiving
Hartford Change AGEnts is proud to present "Portrait of a Caregiver," a dramatic and moving play based on the real-life experiences and interviews of 22 Utah caregivers. "Portrait of a Caregiver" was created through a partnership of the University of Utah College of Nursing, the Utah Caregiver Support Program, and the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative that aims to bring awareness to the needs of family caregivers who provide the majority of long-term care in Utah and are seldom prepared for this role.
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