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Join us in Casper to help prevent fire and falls

Posted on 09/22/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

The Natrona County Senior Fire and Fall Prevention event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Casper, Wyo. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. AARP Wyoming is working with Casper Fire-EMS, Casper College, Reveille Rotary Club, Natrona Senior Health Network, and the Casper/Natrona County Health Department to focus on preventing falls and fires in seniors’ homes. Along with volunteers from the community, we will install safety …

Share your Wyoming “Portrait of Care”

Posted on 09/16/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

“She gave us life, helped raised our children and now I am only doing for her what she would do for any family member that needed help.” Iris gave up her career at age 59 to take care of her mother, Maximina, who suffers from multiple ailments – any of which could mean life in a nursing home. But Iris is determined to keep her mother at home, where she wants to be, and out of costly institutional care. Iris …

AARP Wyoming hosts ShredFest and Fraud Watch presentations

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

AARP Wyoming is sponsoring a free shredding event in Casper, WY, on June 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to help residents safely dispose of documents with personally identifiable information. Residents can drop off up to two boxes of papers to be shredded at the Natrona County Public Library, 307 E. 2nd St., in Casper for free. In addition, AARP staff will give two Fraud Watch Network presentations at the library to help people learn about scams and frauds and tips …

AARP Wyoming supports, attends Casper events

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

AARP Wyoming invites people attending the annual NIC Fest to stop by its booth at the vendor fair. The festival, which features more than 80 artists and bands, is hosted by the Nicolaysen Art Museum at 400 E. Collins St. in Casper. AARP staff and volunteers will be onsite there June 26 and 27 to discuss the AARP Fraud Watch Network and to provide information on livable communities, caregiving and other topics of interest to Wyoming residents age 50-plus. In …

AARP and retired teachers give back to community

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

AARP joined with members of the Cheyenne unit of the Wyoming Retired Educator Personnel (WREP) last week to give back to the community. Through a donation from both organizations, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens purchased a new giraffe topiary for the Cheyenne Children’s Village. In addition, the botanic gardens hosted two educational classes for young children and their parents or grandparents to learn more about topiary art, wire art and other art topics. “The children’s village and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens …

Aging at home receives boost from Wyoming Legislature

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

More than 100 additional people in Wyoming will have the support they need to age at home thanks to efforts of the Wyoming Legislature. During the most recent session, AARP and its partners, like the Wyoming Association of Senior Project Directors (Senior Centers), advocated for additional funding to support more cost-effective measures that allow people to age in their home and local community. Recognizing the need for and efficiency of the program, the Wyoming Legislature approved a $200,000 increase in …