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AARP Summer Events Feature Talks on Fraud, Social Security, and fun at Isotopes Park

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

While Memorial Day marks the official kick-off to summer and people’s thoughts turn to travel and family barbecues, AARP New Mexico volunteers and staff will spend part of their summer on the road driving around the state helping to answer people’s questions about Social Security and sharing tips on how to spot a scam and prevent identity theft. Participants will also be brought up to date on a new law that can help family caregivers be included more in the …

AARP Scam Jam to Feature Free Document Shredding, Tips on Preventing Fraud

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

AARP New Mexico will be conducting a Scam Jam this weekend designed to help you protect yourself from identity theft, fraud and scams, all while getting your sensitive financial documents shredded for free. This family oriented event will be Saturday, May 30th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Mall in Albuquerque. “We want to provide people with as much information as possible so they can protect themselves before fraud occurs,” said Shanna Lapsley, AARP New Mexico Associate …

UNM’s Dr. Simpson to Discuss Healthy Aging and How Communities Can Play a Role

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

To many of us getting older means slowing down but that doesn’t have to be the case. Join AARP New Mexico and Dr. Anne Simpson April 30th for a deep discussion on how staying healthy and engaged in your community as we age can lead to a better life. Dr. Simpson is the director of the University of New Mexico School Of Medicine’s Institute for Ethics. During this comprehensive talk people will not only learn about healthy aging but also …

Two New Mexico Colleges Among Five Grantees to Help Women 50+ Train for Jobs

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, has awarded Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, $176,223, and Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, $187,506, to implement the BACK TO WORK 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative. The Initiative will help women age 50 and older find local jobs and build the financial capability to make sound decisions that reduce debt, rebuild savings and pave the way to greater financial stability. The …

Governor Martinez Signs Family Caregiving Bill

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

HB139 Formally Includes Caregivers in Process When Loved One is Hospitalized                 Santa Fe – Gov. Susana Martinez Friday signed House Bill 139, lay caregiver training, also known as the CARE Act. The new law gives family caregivers a more formal voice and inclusion in the care of their loved one when that individual is checked into the hospital. The law goes into effect June 19, 2015. House Bill 139, sponsored by Rep. …

Governor Signs Bill Lowering the Age for Driver Safety Courses in New Mexico

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

It’s official. Governor Susana Martinez March 30 signed into law House Bill 91, which would allow drivers to take a safety course at a younger age. The new law allows people to take a driver refresher course beginning at age 50 instead of having to wait until they turn 55. It goes into effect July 1, 2015. “We’re very excited and pleased that Gov. Martinez saw the benefits of offering these courses sooner rather than later,” said Gene Varela, AARP …