Making Ethel proud: Lander couple granted AARP founder’s namesake award

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering | Wyoming Barbara (Barb) and Charles (Charlie) Smith of Lander were selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Wyoming Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award. Named for AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. The Smiths were selected for their extensive community …

Dedicated volunteers lead the way

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering | Wyoming Wyoming is fortunate to have the type of culture and communities where helping others and supporting your neighbor is second nature. Each year, we take the opportunity to celebrate some of our greatest volunteers, and people we get to work with. Following is the seven Community Service Awards beside the Andrus Award that we handed out at our annual volunteer appreciation banquet in Cheyenne this October. Wadda Community Service Award Jeri Kennah-Lander Jeri has gone above and beyond in making …

Medicaid expansion coming to Wyoming soon?

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work | Wyoming Barreling down the washboard road of Wyoming politics, Medicaid expansion logged another mile marker in December. While the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee was split 7-7 on Dec. 17 about endorsing the Strategy for Health, Access, Responsibility and Employment (SHARE) plan backed by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Department of Health, the committee did approve Co-chair and Sen. Charles Scott’s, R-Casper, Indiana Medicaid program redux. Under the current proposals, Medicaid expansion would assist Wyoming’s low-income residents …

Seeking Adventure? Try This and Consider Next Steps

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Wyoming AARP members seeking activities outside their usual comfort zone might enjoy a llama-assisted packing expedition in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. While trekking, they can decide what they want from the next chapter of their lives. Cosponsored by AARP Wyoming and the National Outdoor Leadership School, the expedition is part of AARP Life Reimagined. The adventurers will be challenged to envision big-picture goals and think about how to steer their lives in those directions. At the same time, they …

Visit the AARP Booth, Get Discount for Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Events | Wyoming Come out and meet AARP Wyoming staff and other members at 2014 Cheyenne Frontier Days and hear what AARP is doing in your community. AARP will be in the Indian Village from 10 to 11 a.m. July 21-25. Stop by to say hello, ask questions or just to watch the amazing Little Sun Drum and Dance group perform traditional and fancy dances.  Plus pick up some bottled water to beat the heat. Cheyenne Frontier Days is offering AARP members a …

Utility rate cases coming to Wyoming for 2014

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Money & Work | Wyoming Summertime means fun in the sun, but it also can mean high utility cost when the temperature hits those high 90s into the 100s and air conditioners start working overtime. There is the potential that consumers could see those bills go up in the fall as multiple utility companies have filed with the Wyoming Public Service Commission for rate increases. Those increases range from 1 to 2 percent up to 12 percent. And the companies include Cheyenne Light Fuel and …