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, …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Memorial Creates NM Task Force on Family Caregiving

Posted on 02/21/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In the last few minutes of the 2014 New Mexico Legislative Session, lawmakers endorsed the idea of developing a family caregiver state plan.  House Joint Memorial 4, sponsored by Rep. Tomás Salazar and shepherded through the Senate by Sen. Michael Padilla, was passed by the Senate 13 minutes before adjournment. “We hear over and over again that people, who are taking care of a loved one, don’t consider themselves caregivers. It’s just something they do,” said Gene Varela, AARP New …