House Bill 139, the CARE Act, Gives Family Caregivers Formal Role in Patient Care

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP When Betty’s husband suffered from complications during surgery, caring for him also became much more complicated.  “He had to go under the knife twice again and now he has a hole the size of his fist that has to be changed and repacked twice a day,” Betty said. “I was taught to change his dressing and repack his openings. It is a good thing that I have a strong stomach because changing the bandages and repacking his wounds is bad.”  …

New Mexico State Sen. Padilla, Rep. Salazar Named to AARP’s “Capitol Caregivers”

Posted on 01/13/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP To recognize their work to support family caregivers in New Mexico, AARP named New Mexico State Sen. Michael Padilla and State Rep. Tomas Salazar as 2014 “Capitol Caregivers”,a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and three governors from 19 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older New Mexicans to live independently at home—where they want to be.  “AARP thanks both Sen. Padilla and Rep. Salazar for championing House Joint …

Corrales Woman Named State’s Top Volunteer

Posted on 11/21/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP Dorothy “Dottie” Hu of Corrales is a force to be reckoned with. She doesn’t just give of her time to others, she ensures that children are taken care of in the most desperate of times and encourages others who might be feeling forgotten or left out, to accompany her on her journey.  Because of her passion, drive and commitment, Hu was named the AARP New Mexico 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service recipient. Each yearAARP New Mexico seeks out nominations …

AARP New Mexico Information Center Volunteers Honored for Work with AARP Driver Safety

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP Representatives of the AARP New Mexico State Office and AARP Driver Safety will be honoring AARP New Mexico’s Albuquerque Information Center volunteers in April. In 2013, the Center had the most participants in Driver Safety courses held at the Center compared to all other AARP Information Centers and AARP State Offices that hosted classes. A plaque honoring this achievement will be presented at the April luncheon. “AARP Driver Safety would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the AARP …

AARP Foundation Tax Aide To Provide Free Assistance Beginning in Feb. 2014

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45thyear, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.   “Tax Aide provides a valuable service to people who might have trouble filing a basic return …

AARP NM Names Long-Time Senior Advocate Top 2013 Volunteer

Posted on 01/17/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP Mary Beavis, of Albuquerque, has been named AARP New Mexico’s 2013 Andrus Award winner. The award is named for AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus and is given to a volunteer who most exemplifies her example and motto of  “to serve, not to be served.”  “Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus would be pleased that this year’s recipient of the Andrus Award was, like herself, a teacher,” said Jackie Cooper, AARP New Mexico State President. “Mary knew her way around a high …