WY Charles Smith

Lander, Wyo., resident recognized for work on VLI

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Press | Volunteering | Wyoming On Wednesday, January 8, Charlie Smith of Lander, participated in the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    He was joined by 22 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country. VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  The first class met both in person and virtually over a 13-month period to …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance

Posted on 02/4/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Money & Work | Press | Volunteering | Wyoming This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. “The U.S. tax code is complex and intimidating, even if you can …

We Want You!

We Want You!

Posted on 01/29/2014 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Volunteering | Wyoming AARP is seeking highly experienced AARP member volunteers to serve on the AARP Wyoming Executive Council for Casper, Goshen/Niobrara/Weston County area, Campbell/Crook County area, and Fremont County. The AARP Wyoming Executive Council is an all-volunteer council of 10 experienced and dedicated professionals from around the state who help guide the planning, policy direction and local involvement of AARP Wyoming. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact us at wy@aarp.org or 1-866-663-3290. Photo Courtesy: CEFutcher – istockphoto

Efforts to Expand Medicaid Coverage

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Wyoming Wyoming is one of 25 states that have not expanded their Medicaid programs. AARP is encouraging members in those states to urge legislators to support expansion, which could provide health care for many of the working poor, as well as people who have lost their jobs and employer-sponsored coverage. Legal residents younger than 65 with income up to $15,856 per individual or $21,404 per couple would be eligible for coverage in an expanded Medicaid program. At those income levels, people earn …

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

New Year, New Goals, Life Reimagined

Posted on 12/22/2013 by | AARP MT Region | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Wyoming I know that for so many of us this time of the year is synonymous with business-as-not-usual. For a variety of reasons, whether it be the holidays, or the family time, or the craziness of shopping and gift giving, this “most wonderful time of year” is different from any other. For many people it is a time to take in the big picture of life, see where we’ve come, and figure out where we’re going. Or better yet, where we …

Want to Change Your Life? Volunteer.

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Volunteering | Wyoming By Lester Strong, Vice President and Chief Executive of AARP Experience Corps It’s December. That part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a close nearly everyone takes time to “reimagine” their …