New Mexico Volunteers Attend Leadership Institute

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

New Mexico | Volunteering Two of AARP New Mexico’s volunteer leaders, Jerry Gunderson, of Las Cruces, and Mabel Blacksheep, of Window Rock, AZ, have been accepted into the AARP Volunteer Leadership Institute. The Institute is an intensive leadership program that prepares volunteers for new responsibilities and opportunities that support AARP’s mission. Each state nominates volunteers who have done outstanding work and would benefit from this unique development opportunity. “Jerry Gunderson moved to Las Cruces from Bloomington, MN, just a few years ago, where he …

Annual Fall Festival Mixes Family Fun with Important Resources

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | New Mexico It’s a day of family fun, good music and community resources. Join AARP New Mexico for its Fourth Annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 18th, in Albuquerque.  “One of the things that continue to make this event so much fun and such a success is that it attracts families across several generations,” said Shanna Lapsley, AARP New Mexico Associate State Director for Multi-Cultural Outreach. “There really is something for everyone.” The main stay of the event is a resource fair that …

Adelante’s Benefits Connection Center Connects Seniors to Public Assistance Programs

Posted on 08/8/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | New Mexico The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently selected Adelante Development Center to operate a Benefits Connection Center to help low-income seniors find out which governmental benefits they are eligible to receive and to assist them with the enrollment process. The agency is now providing an easy, coordinated program that helps people gain access to multiple government assistance programs through one source free of charge, making sure that New Mexico’s seniors and people with disabilities have assistance throughout the screening and …

End Hunger in New Mexico Summit Seeks to Identify Ways to End State’s Dismal Hunger Rankings

Posted on 07/9/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | New Mexico Isleta Resort and Casino will be the site of a two-day Summit that will take a comprehensive look at hunger issues across New Mexico with the goal of identifying ways to end hunger in our state.  The End Hunger in New Mexico Summit, set for Thursday and Friday, July 17th and 18th, at the resort will be conducted conference style with a variety of workshops, keynotes and exhibits all focusing on hunger and related issues such as nutrition, public assistance, …

Summit Aims to End Hunger in New Mexico

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | New Mexico AARP New Mexico and AARP Foundation are joining other organizations in an effort to end hunger in the state. The North Central New Mexico Economic Development District is hosting a hunger summit July 17-18 at the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque. The goal is to raise awareness and brainstorm solutions. Participants will learn about programs that mitigate hunger and improve nutrition. New Mexico ranks among the top 10 states for residents age 60-plus at risk of hunger. More than …

Medicare Information Session set for July 30th in Albuquerque

Posted on 06/27/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | New Mexico AARP New Mexico is conducting a free “Red or Green” Listening Session on Medicare basics Wednesday, July 30th, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Road SW, Albuquerque. “Red or Green” Listening sessions are informal community conversations that are held on a regular basis in the Albuquerque area covering a variety to topics including Medicare, Social Security and Caregiving If you have questions regarding Medicare, how it works and the different areas such …