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Special Card Spells Out What Family Caregivers Need to do When Loved One is Hospitalized

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

If you are a family caregiver in New Mexico there is a new law that can help you be included in your loved one’s care when that person is admitted into the hospital. It’s called the New Mexico Lay Caregiver Aftercare Training Act, also known as the CARE Act. “AARP recognizes the critical roles that family caregivers play in taking care of their loved ones,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. “We also know that when a person …

Special Event Celebrates Medicare’s 50th Anniversary

Posted on 07/24/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Medicare and Medicaid will celebrate their 50th Anniversary Thursday, July 30th, and the New Mexico Health Care for All Coalition, along with AARP New Mexico and other community partners, is inviting everyone to a special celebration. This free event will take place July 30th at the Explora Museum, 1701 Mountain Road NW, in Albuquerque, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can also visit the museum prior to the event. “On this special occasion, it’s important to acknowledge the significant …

HealthInsight New Mexico Seeks Patient Success Stories About Medicare and Medicaid

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

As the 50-year anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid approaches, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seekng stories about how these programs have changed the lives of Americans across the nation. Personal stories show how our health care programs change the lives of real families and impact communities across the country. They play an important role in bringing public policy to life. We want to illustrate the faces of Medicare and Medicaid consumers in our communities. In the …

CarFit Event Ensures You and Your Car Fit Perfectly for Safer Driving

Posted on 07/6/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

You might be a safe driver but did you know that the way your car “fits” you can also increase your safety? CarFit is a free, interactive and educational program that teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle “fit” them to increase safety and mobility when driving. Learn more at a CarFit event set for Saturday, July 25th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Del Norte Baptist Church, 5800 Montgomery Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque. Space is limited …

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 …