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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 9:14 A.M.

    Morgan Freeman to receive AARP lifetime achievement award

    Morgan Freeman is adding another lifetime achievement prize to his mantelpiece. AARP said Thursday the actor will receive its Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award at a gala ceremony next …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 1 A.M.

    Retirement planning: ‘We’re woefully unprepared’

    While recent studies nationwide show many Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, a newly released AARP survey for Washington found nearly half of statewide respondents had less than $25,000 saved …

  • SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016, 7 P.M.

    Wheel improvement: Safety courses give senior drivers refreshers on rules, techniques

    Senior driver safety courses cover new traffic laws, refreshers on old rules, defensive driving techniques, vehicle technologies, and hazards of impaired and distracted driving.

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016

    Gina Barreca: Old enough for a free doughnut?

    Anyway, when I reached a manager, I asked how old a person has to be to take advantage of Dunkin Donuts’ senior citizen’s discount. She replied offhand, “Oh, it’s, like, …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015

    AARP issues warning for holiday fraud

    The upcoming holidays and the “traditional season of giving” are a peak time for con artists to target Washington consumers, according to a new survey by AARP Fraud Watch.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015

    Serving Spokane: Volunteer finds purpose, family at Discovery Shop

    You may call it many things, but don’t call it a thrift store. At least not while Phoebie Hensley is within earshot.

  • MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015

    All hands on tech: Savvy seniors receive schooling on Internet safety

    Baby boomers are, in general, technologically savvy, Skyping grandkids, texting friends, shopping online and banking from laptops and smartphones. Yet these seniors, like the majority of Washington adults, often forsake …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015

    Programs help boomers work their way back

    Baby boomer Mike Ball couldn’t find a job when he moved to Spokane even though he had many skills and a strong resume: college degree, U.S. Air Force veteran, 16 …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2014

    Opportunistic scammers get busy during holidays

    Watch out: Sending a letter from Santa to your grandchildren could be a trick by scammers trying to hijack your personal information and subject you to identity theft, warns the …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014

    AARP program aims to protect older Americans from scams

    Con artists aren’t just targeting the stereotypical old lady at home. It happened just last week to the wife of one of the nation’s experts on online safety – a …

  • MONDAY, SEPT. 1, 2014

    In brief: Event to focus on exposing scams

    The Washington state Attorney General’s Office and AARP are having a free “Scam Jam” Sept. 9 in Spokane to help people avoid today’s leading scams designed to steal your identity …

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

    Perfect day to play some street ball

    Some 6,859 teams stormed 458 courts Saturday as the 25th installment of the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament engulfed downtown Spokane. Many of the 26,810 Hoopfest players weren’t much bigger …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

    AARP site offers guidance for travelers

    These days, travel for baby boomers can be challenging. But AARP wants to make everyone’s road to their favorite destinations quicker and more enjoyable through their new website, travel.aarp.org. Multiple …

  • MONDAY, FEB. 10, 2014

    Turning 50: Keith Erickson hits birthday in stride

    When the AARP membership application appeared in Keith Erickson’s Coeur d’Alene mailbox, he threw it in the trash. Another application arrived the next week, then another in the days before …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

    Boomers reap the rewards of senior discounts

    Russ Nobbs and his wife enjoyed some of their most memorable dinner dates thanks to a local senior discount. Sometimes they dined on baked salmon or opted for a nice …

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013

    Tax help doesn’t require a dip into your wallet

    Free tax help is available, and it’s not only for those in financial need. Some organizations offer free services regardless of how much you earn. AARP, the nonprofit organization that …

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

    Phone outages may lengthen

    BOISE – Idaho’s landline phone service providers may no longer have to fix outages within 24 hours or be forced to give customers a month’s service credit, under a rule …

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012, 4:23 P.M.

    Idaho eases rules for fixing phone outages

    Idaho’s land-line phone providers would no longer have to fix outages within 24 hours or be forced to give customers a month’s service credit, under a rule change pending at …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2011

    Eye on Boise: Put lifetime of hunting, fishing under tree

    BOISE – Need a whopper of a gift idea for the outdoors enthusiast on your list? Idaho Fish and Game has one: A lifetime of Idaho hunting or fishing – …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011

    Seniors work to close tech gap

    Some people who’ve bought an iPad have been known to brag about their 4-year-olds figuring out how to use the digital tablet within 15 minutes. There are many others with …

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011

    Hardly carefree

    Jeris Baker lives with her 91-year-old father in his home and takes care of him. She pays his bills. She doles out the 17 medications he takes every day for …

  • SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2011

    an activist for the ages

    Dr. George Rice, 75, delivered more than 3,000 babies in his 26-year medical career in Spokane. He helped the smallest among us start life and now, in his retirement, he’s …

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

    AARP, state offering information sessions on health reform

    Political opportunism and the complexity of federal health care reform legislation have confused many seniors regarding the merits of the plan, according to AARP, which has launched a series of …

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011

    Caldwell: AARP has self-interest in health care reform

    Republicans are shocked the AARP and its licensed insurance plans stand to benefit from a health care reform bill, and will sacrifice the best interest of its members to make …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011

    Editorial: Conscience law change creates more problems

    Last year, the Idaho Legislature passed a “conscience bill” that granted health care professionals the right to abstain from doing their jobs if they morally objected to the course of …

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011

    Change to Idaho conscience law awaits Otter’s signature

    BOISE – A narrow change to Idaho’s “conscience law” was sent to Gov. Butch Otter for signature Tuesday, but it’s not the change many seniors wanted, and some claim it …

  • SUNDAY, FEB. 27, 2011

    Spokane man, 61, loses nearly $3,000 in latest cycle of scams

    Jim Patterson lost almost $3,000 in a scam before he realized he would never see the money again. The 61-year-old Spokane man was trying to get a $30,000 personal loan …

  • MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

    Coordinator discusses AARP’s free tax preparation program

    Tax season begins in earnest Tuesday, and AARP will again offer free tax preparation at numerous Tax-Aide centers in the Inland Northwest. John Viveiros is the Spokane district coordinator for …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 2010

    Doctor/volunteer wins AARP service award

    After delivering approximately 3,000 babies over the course of his career, Dr. George Rice turned to the other end of the age spectrum in retirement, volunteering his time and talent …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010

    AARP Idaho targets voter education

    BOISE – AARP Idaho is launching a statewide voter-education effort, complete with voter guides for every legislative race in the state along with statewide and congressional races, meetings and discussions …



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