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 …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Wyoming By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Wyoming By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work | Wyoming By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

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

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 …