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Corrales Woman Named State’s Top Volunteer

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Dorothy “Dottie” Hu of Corrales is a force to be reckoned with. She doesn’t just give of her time to others, she ensures that children are taken care of in the most desperate of times and encourages others who might be feeling forgotten or left out, to accompany her on her journey.  Because of her passion, drive and commitment, Hu was named the AARP New Mexico 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service recipient. Each yearAARP New Mexico seeks out nominations …

NM Cabinet Secretary to Conduct State Listening Sessions

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Do you have questions about issues facing New Mexico’s senior population? Get those questions answered and take an opportunity to voice your concerns or share your suggestions with New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department Cabinet Secretary Gino Rinaldi.  Secretary Rinaldi will be visiting the towns of Alamogordo, Las Cruces, and Deming for two-hour listening sessions to share information as well as answer questions and gather information from New Mexico residents.  Save the dates at the following locations:  Alamogordo — …

New Mexico Volunteers Attend Leadership Institute

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Two of AARP New Mexico’s volunteer leaders, Jerry Gunderson, of Las Cruces, and Mabel Blacksheep, of Window Rock, AZ, have been accepted into the AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute. The Institute is an intensive leadership program that prepares volunteers for new responsibilities and opportunities that support AARP’s mission. Each state nominates volunteers who have done outstanding work and would benefit from this unique development opportunity. “Jerry Gunderson moved to Las Cruces from Bloomington, MN, just a few years ago, where he …

Annual Fall Festival Mixes Family Fun with Important Resources

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

It’s a day of family fun, good music and community resources. Join AARP New Mexico for its Fourth Annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 18th, in Albuquerque.  “One of the things that continue to make this event so much fun and such a success is that it attracts families across several generations,” said Shanna Lapsley, AARP New Mexico Associate State Director for Multi-Cultural Outreach. “There really is something for everyone.” The main stay of the event is a resource fair that …

Adelante’s Benefits Connection Center Connects Seniors to Public Assistance Programs

Posted on 08/8/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently selected Adelante Development Center to operate a Benefits Connection Center to help low-income seniors find out which governmental benefits they are eligible to receive and to assist them with the enrollment process. The agency is now providing an easy, coordinated program that helps people gain access to multiple government assistance programs through one source free of charge, making sure that New Mexico’s seniors and people with disabilities have assistance throughout the screening and …

End Hunger in New Mexico Summit Seeks to Identify Ways to End State’s Dismal Hunger Rankings

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Isleta Resort and Casino will be the site of a two-day Summit that will take a comprehensive look at hunger issues across New Mexico with the goal of identifying ways to end hunger in our state.  The End Hunger in New Mexico Summit, set for Thursday and Friday, July 17th and 18th, at the resort will be conducted conference style with a variety of workshops, keynotes and exhibits all focusing on hunger and related issues such as nutrition, public assistance, …