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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 …

Driver Education Bill Moves Steadily Through Legislative Process

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

While some legislation appears to be languishing in the final days of New Mexico 2015 Legislative Session, House Bill 91, which would allow drivers to take a safety course at a younger age, is moving through the process at a steady pace.  HB 91 permits companies, such as AARP, to offer driver refresher courses to people beginning at age 50 instead of age 55 as currently listed in the law. To date, the bill has been passed by the House …

Imposter Scams Top New Mexico Complaints for 2014

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

AARP Fraud Watch Network Offers Tips on Preventing Top 10 Scams On the heels of a new report showing the top scam in New Mexico are Imposter Scams, the AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from all 10 of the top scams reported by New Mexicans in 2014. According to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 10,556 New Mexicans reported being scammed last year. The imposter scam topped the list of …