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Second Annual End Hunger in New Mexico Summit Seeks to Continue Awareness, Work Started in 2015

Posted on 09/18/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

A year has gone by since a variety of community organizations gathered in Albuquerque to discuss how to end hunger in New Mexico. Still the state’s statistics on food insecurity largely remain the same — first in the country for child hunger and second for senior hunger. “What these statistics continue to show us is that we have a lot of work to do if we want to really start addressing hunger in our state,” said Tim Armer, Executive director …

Learn How to Prevent Falls During Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Posted on 09/16/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

The New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition is celebrating Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Wednesday, Sept. 23, by offering screenings and/or education and outreach in the Albuquerque area on how to prevent falls. Seniors and their families are invited to participate. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for those 65 years of age and over. Every 14 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. The chances of falling and …

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 …