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 …

Continuing Efforts to Cover the Uninsured

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Wyoming AARP Wyoming is continuing to push for Medicaid expansion to cover about 17,600 low-wage workers whose employers do not offer health insurance. Lawmakers considered several such bills during the 2014 session, but the only related measure they sent to Gov. Matt Mead (R) was a budget amendment calling for state officials to explore expansion options. A 2012 report from the Wyoming Department of Health said Medicaid expansion could save the state more than $47 million over six years. AARP Wyoming …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work | Wyoming By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Wyoming By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

Moms and Dads: Health Insurance Enrollment Opportunities for Your Young Adult

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Wyoming By Nicole Duritz To some of us, it seems like yesterday that our children were in diapers. Then suddenly, they’re in their college and graduate school caps and gowns. It’s hard to believe those same little kids are now adults. As your child transitions into the “real world” you still have an important role to play in his or her ongoing health. In fact, one of the best gifts you can give may be to help your graduate get health …