Visiting the Cowboy State? Come on Out to the Rodeo

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

Local Resources 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 …

AARP and NOLS offer wilderness expedition

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

Local Resources 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 …

AARP Driver Safety Seeks New Volunteers in Wyoming

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

Local Resources 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 …

TIps on Getting Insurance Via the Exchange

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Americans who are uninsured or want to change health plans can buy a policy through insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Enrollment through the online marketplaces began Oct. 1 and runs through March 31. Coverage begins Jan. 1 for people who sign up by Dec. 15. All plans sold in the exchanges must cover basic health care such as doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs. They can’t charge a copayment for preventive care such as …

AARP APPLAUDS PASSAGE AND SIGNING OF UNIFORM ADULT GUARDIANSHIP JURISDICTION LAW

Posted on 02/14/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Local Resources   Thousands of guardians across Wyoming and in neighboring states are celebrating today as Governor Matt Mead signed into law SF39 – a bill that will remove the barriers that previously limited guardians from providing continuous care across state lines.  The bill, which comes at no cost to Wyoming taxpayers, passed unanimously out of both chambers of the legislature.   “AARP applauds Governor Mead and the legislature for recognizing the burden that guardians face in trying to provide care across state …

Fighting Fraud with Stronger Wyoming Laws

Posted on 02/13/2013 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Local Resources Incorporating a company in Wyoming is simple, fast and easy — so easy, in fact, that hundreds of companies do it every year. Among the perfectly legitimate companies are those that are not, and that’s the target of legislation – generally referred to as the Cease and Desist Act that has been passed to give the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office more authority to curb fraud in Wyoming. “The process of trying to deter fraud is a marathon, not a …