NM Cabinet Secretary to Conduct State Listening Sessions

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Do you have questions about issues facing New Mexico’s senior population? Get those questions answered and take an opportunity to voice your concerns or share your suggestions with New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department Cabinet Secretary Gino Rinaldi.  Secretary Rinaldi will be visiting the towns of Alamogordo, Las Cruces, and Deming for two-hour listening sessions to share information as well as answer questions and gather information from New Mexico residents.  Save the dates at the following locations:  Alamogordo — …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

New Scorecard Ranks New Mexico 14th in the Nation For Serving Older Adults, Disabled

Posted on 06/24/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Health & Wellbeing   A new scorecard on long-term services shows that while New Mexico ranks first in the amount it spends on Home and Community Based Services, it ranks 37 in support for family caregivers and 38 in the area of Quality of Life and Quality of Care. Overall the Scorecard gave the state a ranking of 14, but the individual indicators show what areas still need work.  “Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, …