Annual Fall Festival Mixes Family Fun with Important Resources

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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, …

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

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

Local Resources   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, …

Nominations Sought for 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Local Resources AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2014 New Mexico Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ volunteers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  “The Andrus Award for Community Service is a unique opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional volunteers we have in New Mexico who give of their time and talents to make life better for others,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. “It is …

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

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

Local Resources 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 …