Matter of Balance, AARP New Mexico Seeks Coaches for Fall Prevention Courses

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A Matter of Balance, an evidenced based, fall prevention training program, and AARP New Mexico seeks individuals interested in becoming volunteer coaches for this new program. “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” is conducted in eight two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Classes are held twice a week for two hours each, over a four-week period and are purposefully kept to a small size. Individuals, who have recently fallen or have …

Health Action to Conduct Session on Basics of Medicare

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Health Action New Mexico, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is bringing a special training session on the basics of Medicare to the Albuquerque Area. This free program will be held Wednesday, June 14th, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Community Meeting Hall, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, 87102. The program will cover the basics of Medicare, including who is eligible and when to sign up as well as the four basic …

AARP to Visit Silver City — Conducting Special Programs and Sponsoring the Blues Festival

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In addition to sponsoring the Silver City Blues Festival, AARP New Mexico will be conducting several other fun and exciting events in the Silver City area Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday evening, May 25th, family caregivers will have an opportunity to relax, share their caregiving experiences with other caregivers as well as learn about available resources. This special event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Buckhorn Opera House, 32 Main Street, in Pinos Altos. Then on Friday, …

Help Make Health Care Better — Join Patient Insight to Share Your Health-Care Experiences

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Patient Insight seeks people who are interested in sharing their person health-care experiences. Patient Insight is a small group of people who will help make health care better for their families, friends and neighbors, created by HealthInsight New Mexico. Patient Insight exists to learn from experiences: the best ideas come from people who have been to the doctor, been in the hospital or taken care of someone who is sick. Your input is valuable: HealthInsight New Mexico wants your ideas …

AARP New Mexico Seeks Nominations For Top Community Service Award

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AARP New Mexico is now accepting nominations for its 2017 AARP New Mexico Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ New Mexicans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP New Mexico is excited to highlight exceptional volunteers who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in their own communities,” said Jackie Cooper, AARP New Mexico State President. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP New Mexico …

AARPNM Cancels Santa Fe Document Shredding Event Due to Inclement Weather

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Due to the threat of a major winter storm hitting New Mexico overnight, AARP New Mexico is postponing its Operation Stop Scams event, offering free document shredding, scheduled to be held at the Santa Fe Place Mall, in Santa Fe, on Saturday, April 29th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. “We were ready to go and had everything in place but decided to error on the side of caution to ensure the safety of the public and our volunteers, and …

AARP New Mexico 2017 Legislative Priorities Focus on Caregiving Leave, Retirement Savings

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AARP New Mexico will focus on two main priority bills for the 2017 New Mexico Legislative Session – the first focusing on paid leave for family caregivers and the second will study retirement savings options. House Bill 86, the Caregiver Leave Act would change the definition of sick leave to include family caregiving duties without putting an undue burden on employers. The Act would only apply to those employers who already provide sick leave. It would not require additional sick …

AARP to Sponsor Santa Fe Indian Market

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For the first time, AARP will have a presence at the Santa Fe Indian Market both as a sponsor of the event as well as through its interactive booth near the bandstand on the Santa Fe Plaza. “AARP is always looking for new ways to engage with people and the Indian Market provides a unique opportunity to do just that,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. “People from all over the world come to see and purchase exceptional …

AARPNM to Visit Connie Mack World Series, Farmington Area

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The AARP New Mexico team will be in the Farmington area, Aug 1 to Aug. 4, joining in the baseball fever that comes along with the AABC Connie Mack World Series, which has called that city home for 50 years. While the event is new to a number of the volunteers and staff, AARP New Mexico’s newest staff member, DeAnza Valencia-Sapien, Associate State Director for Advocacy, knows the event inside and out. “I grew up in Farmington so I’m well …

AARP to Conduct Keynote, Work Session at 2016 NM Conference on Aging

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Join AARP New Mexico at the 2016 28th New Mexico Conference on Aging for a fun and informative two days of work sessions, keynote speakers and entertainment, ranging on topics from fitness, preparing for retirement, stress management, and helping to shape future policies for people as they age. The Conference kicks off Tuesday, August 23, with a special keynote by Dr. Bill Thomas , an AARP visiting scholar and innovative geriatrician, who will discuss how we view aging and how …