Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Wyoming What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

Visiting the Cowboy State? Come on Out to the Rodeo

Visiting the Cowboy State? Come on Out to the Rodeo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Wyoming AARP members living in or traveling to the Cowboy State this summer can buy discount tickets to the world’s largest outdoor rodeo. Cheyenne Frontier Days, known as “the Daddy of ’em All,” offers AARP members a $3 discount off rodeo tickets July 21-25. The event draws more than 250,000 people to the area. AARP volunteers will be at the Indian Village each day from 10 to 11 a.m. to provide information on issues from caregiving to fraud. Visitors can watch …

Wyoming Residents Saved $4.6 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013

Wyoming Residents Saved $4.6 million on Prescription Drugs in 2013

Posted on 03/28/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Wyoming The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Wyoming residents on Medicare saved more than $4.6 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $756. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare …

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AARP and NOLS offer wilderness expedition

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Wyoming AARP and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) have specifically designed this wilderness expedition for intrepid AARP members and qualifying family members who are interested in exploring their “Real Possibilities.” If you are seeking opportunities to learn new leadership skills, exercise creative solutions in a unique context and travel in a beautiful wilderness mountain range, then read on… The Wind River Range is the site for this expedition. This rugged, glacier-carved range is renowned for its sheer granite walls and famous …

Opposing Electric Rate Hike in Laramie County

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Wyoming Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power has asked the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve a 12 percent rate increase for residential electricity customers in Laramie County. The utility wants to use the money to pay for a power plant currently under construction. AARP Wyoming opposes the increase. “It’s hard enough for people on fixed incomes to cope with the rising costs of prescription drugs and housing,” said Tim Summers, AARP state director. “A rate hike could put them in …

Driver Safety Volunteer

AARP Driver Safety Seeks New Volunteers in Wyoming

Posted on 02/7/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Local Resources | Volunteering | Wyoming If you are passionate about safety, enjoy helping others and strive to make your community a better place, then AARP Driver Safety would like to meet you. AARP Driver Safety, the nation’s first and largest older driver safety effort, recently launched the new and enhanced AARP Smart Driver Course. Now the program is actively recruiting unpaid volunteers in Wyoming to instruct and promote it. While the program is always looking for additional volunteers all across the state, the greatest need …