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 …

AARP NM Members Can Meet the Isotopes’ Orbit

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

Local Resources 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: …

Learn More About the AARP Information Center at Special Open House

Posted on 07/26/2013 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Local Resources Many people don’t realize that AARP has a local presence here in New Mexico through the State Office in Santa Fe and the AARP Information Center in Albuquerque. Learn more about what the Information Center has to offer during an open house, Tuesday, July 30th,  1930 Juan Tabo NE Suite J, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. “The Information Center is another way we can put valuable resources in the hands of our members and the public in general,” said Bert Benedick, the …