AARP Wyoming Launches Campaign to Protect Medicare

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Proposed ‘Voucher’ Plan Threatens Benefits of Wyoming Residents AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Wyomingites who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees.  Over the next few weeks, AARP staff and volunteers will meet with members of Congress to …

Join other 50+ for some pick-up basketball

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Looking to have some fun while staying shape? Join us for the new 50+ pick-up basketball league in Casper this winter. AARP Wyoming and Casper Recreation Center are teaming up to offer a way for you to stay active playing basketball with others your own age. Come to the Casper Recreation Center, 1801 East 4th Street, to shoot around, play 3-on-3 or get into a full-on scrimmage from 8:00 – 9:30 pm on Wednesdays, January 25 – March 8. Court …

2017 Wyoming Legislative Outlook

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AARP Wyoming to focus on retirement, caregiving and budget issues By Sam Shumway, State Director AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus said, “The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” Every day, the staff and volunteers at AARP Wyoming give of themselves to benefit others. Through tireless effort, we are able to contribute to Wyoming and its communities to help people 50+ and their families confront the challenges …

AARP Caregiving Commercials

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This PSA depicts the circle of life and how roles change often without us even noticing. In a caregiver¹s new role, AARP helps caregivers help their loved ones by directing them to visit aarp.org/caregiving or call 1-877-333-5885 for information on how to provide even better care for the person who once took care of them. With over 42.1 million caregivers in the U.S., the Caregiver Assistance campaign aims to raise awareness of the resources and information available to help them …

AARP Wyoming is looking for our next volunteer leader

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AARP Wyoming is looking for a volunteer leader to serve as our new State President. The President works in collaboration with the State Director to achieve the Association’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in the state. He/She also serves as Chair of the AARP Wyoming Executive Council. The Executive Council – in partnership with the State Director and staff – develops the framework for the state’s strategic plan and implements activities in the areas of financial security; health and long-term …

Wyoming welcomes new State Director

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AARP is pleased to announce that Sam Shumway has been selected as the new state director for the AARP Wyoming office. Shumway comes to AARP with a broad range of skills and expertise, including organizational leadership, strategic planning, advocacy, and community outreach. As an attorney, he clerked for the Wyoming Supreme Court, worked with two prominent Wyoming law firms, and represented Wyoming’s five elected officials as a Senior Assistant Attorney General. Most recently, he worked for the New Mexico Public …

Wyoming Senator receives ‘Champion of the 50+’ Award

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AARP has announced U.S. Senator Mike Enzi as a recipient of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and our families. Enzi received his award for preserving seniors’ access to healthcare with his sponsorship and support in the passage of the Notice of Observation, Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act. The law requires hospitals to provide meaningful written and oral explanation …

AARP Wyoming welcomes new state president

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Marty Martin, a long-time community and state public servant in Wyoming, has been selected as the new president of AARP Wyoming. “We are excited to have Marty join our team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that can grow and support our work in Wyoming,” AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers said. “He has passion and commitment to excellence that will help us serve Wyoming well over his tenure.” As President, Martin will serve as the head of …

Hit the road, explore our National Parks

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Don’t spend your family vacation hermetically sealed in some fancy mega-hotel somewhere. Instead, stretch your legs – and your horizons – with a road trip encompassing several of our national parks. You can plan out your own route to one or more of the parks, or you can visit the National Park Service’s website for pre-planned itineraries. Either way, this is a great year to see as many parks as you can, because this year marks the 100th anniversary of …

IRS Scams continue to plague many across country

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As federal regulators report a surge in tax-related fraud schemes, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to help protect consumers from the “IRS imposter scam.” Criminals impersonating agents of the Internal Revenue Service represent an escalating threat to taxpayers, according to the IRS. These con artists telephone people and tell them that they are in serious trouble for non-payment of back taxes. The targets are aggressively threatened with police arrest, court action, confiscation of property, or even …