Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

AARP NM, Links Inc., to Present “Prepare to Care” for Families

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Events Often people become family caregivers by circumstance. It starts slowly – you find yourself helping your loved one by running errands, sorting through bills, and picking up prescriptions. But how do you know when it’s time to become a full-time caregiver and who all should be involved in that discussion? Preparing to Care will be the focus of a special presentation by AARP New Mexico with the Links Inc., French Funerals and the Southwest Women’s Law Center. This free event …

AARP NM Names Long-Time Senior Advocate Top 2013 Volunteer

AARP NM Names Long-Time Senior Advocate Top 2013 Volunteer

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

Events 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 …

Music, Games, Information at Oct. 19  Festival

Music, Games, Information at Oct. 19 Festival

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP New Mexico will hold its third annual Fall Festival Oct. 19 in Albuquerque. The free event features music, refreshments, games and information about community resources. Last year nearly 700 people attended the festival. This year’s event will feature well-known local acts, from mariachi bands to contemporary musicians. “The Fall Festival brings the community together for some simple fun and family time, while showcasing what AARP and other neighborhood organizations have to offer,” said Shanna Lapsley, AARP associate state director …

AARP Expert Amy Goyer's Personal Story on Caregiving Resonates with Conference Audience

AARP Expert Amy Goyer’s Personal Story on Caregiving Resonates with Conference Audience

Posted on 08/30/2013 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Events Amy Goyer, AARP’s Caregiving and Family Expert, could have used statistics and charts to bring home the point that caregiving is expensive and difficult. Instead she simply told a story – her story — of her parents failing health and their journey together as Goyer rearranged her life to gradually, and at points not so gradually, take over their care. By the time she was finished giving her keynote address at the 35th Annual New Mexico Conference on Aging, Aug. …

AARP NM Members Can Meet the Isotopes’ Orbit

Posted on 08/12/2013 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Events Did you miss AARP New Mexico Day at the Isotopes Ballpark Sunday? Well AARP members can still enjoy a little baseball, Wednesday, Aug. 14th. AARP Members can  receive a buy one, get one free ticket to the Isotopes game against the Salt Lake Bees. Members simply show their AARP membership card at the box office to get the discounted tickets. Also members are invited to a meet and greet with Orbit, the Isotopes mascot, at 5:30 p.m.       Photo Caption: …