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

About AARP | Events | New Mexico | Volunteering 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 …

Four Individuals Added to AARP NM’s Hall of Fame

Four Individuals Added to AARP NM’s Hall of Fame

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

About AARP | New Mexico | Volunteering From time to time, AARP New Mexico seeks to honor individuals who have had a significant impact on making New Mexicans’ lives better by naming them to the Hall of Fame. “This year, we were able to add the names of four individuals, who really over a significant period of time, have worked hard to improve their state and the lives of the people who live here,” said Jackie Cooper, AARP New Mexico State President.  “These individuals are volunteers who …

Age Discrimination Witnessed in New York City Workplaces

Age Discrimination Witnessed in New York City Workplaces

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Volunteering In an AARP survey of New York City voters age 50-plus, nearly half (48 percent) said they had experienced or witnessed age discrimination in the workplace or when seeking a job. These respondents said they either personally experienced discrimination or knew someone who—because of age—was not hired, was passed over for a raise or promotion, was laid off or forced out of a job, was encouraged or forced to retire before being ready or was the brunt of disparaging remarks. …

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

Posted on 12/22/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | New Mexico I know that for so many of us this time of the year is synonymous with business-as-not-usual. For a variety of reasons, whether it be the holidays, or the family time, or the craziness of shopping and gift giving, this “most wonderful time of year” is different from any other. For many people it is a time to take in the big picture of life, see where we’ve come, and figure out where we’re going. Or better yet, where we …

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Four Things You Didn’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | New Mexico By Julie E. Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety in the Education & Outreach group Life on the road looks quite a bit different today than it did when most of us older drivers got our driver’s licenses. Formal driver’s education – or “driver’s ed” courses – first became available in the U.S. in the 1930s, and just as the rules of the road, automobiles and roadway infrastructure are constantly changing, so too are the safety …

You’re Covered– With a Little Help from the Affordable Care Act

You’re Covered– With a Little Help from the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | New Mexico By Nicole Duritz, Vice President of Health at AARP in the Education and Outreach group John Hodgman, a sharp-witted comedian who occasionally appears on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” took a decidedly unfunny turn on Twitter on Oct. 1, the day the Health Insurance Marketplace went online. “Young people: sign up for healthcare. Take it from me –YOU ARE NOT IMMORTAL,” Hodgman urged his Twitter followers. Regardless of your age or current health, now that the Health Insurance Marketplace …