AARP Lunch & Learn: Is It Time to Downsize?

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Are you ready to Downsize, not sure where to start?  Do you get overwhelmed or not sure what to get rid of?  Join us for a free lunch presentation on June 6 by  Sarah McKinney, a professional organizer who helps with downsizing.  She started her business back in August 2016 and has a degree in Interior Design.  You will leave with tips on how to prioritize, organize, and make decisions to minimize the process of downsizing.  Sarah’s family is in …

AARP Wyoming supports our caregivers

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AARP Caregiving Homepage AARP Events in Wyoming for caregivers Online Technology Fair – June 8, 2017 – Online webinars Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit – Jun 13-15, 2017 – Little America Conference Center, Cheyenne, WY AARP Wyoming Resources for caregivers Wyoming Caregivers Guide Prepare to Care Guide    

AARP Wyoming recognizes our veterans

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AARP Veterans Homepage AARP Events in Wyoming for Veterans Hacksaw Ridge free screening – April 27, 2017 – Rialto Theater, Casper, Wy Cheyenne Military May celebration – May 20, 2017 – Cheyenne VA, Cheyenne, WY Wyoming National Guard Annual Retiree Forum – Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Joint Force Readiness Center, Cheyenne, WY Veterans in the Spotlight – Stories from AARP about veterans and their issues across the U.S. Portraits of Courage – George W. Bush’s third act includes helping veterans—and …

Wyoming EVA team highlights needs for vulnerable adult protection

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An elder and vulnerable adults taskforce that included AARP Wyoming staff among its membership has finalized its work and has taken steps to advocate for changes that directly impact the state’s vulnerable and aging population. During the 2017 Legislative session, the taskforce recommended measures that would increase protections against exploitation and abuse. Specifically, passage of the Wyoming Uniform Power of Attorney Act, and increasing the duration of protective orders so that appropriate protective measures may be implemented. In addition to …

Operation Stop Scams! Fight Back Against Fraud with AARP Wyoming

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Join us for a free shredding event! Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents to our Operation Stop Scams event, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on! Please only two bank boxes per person. Plastic, 3-ring binders, food or …

Enjoy a night out on AARP Wyoming

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Register early to make sure you reserve a seat for a night out with AARP Movies for Grownups. You are invited to an April 26 free screening of Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield in Casper. Its the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn …

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 …