— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 5 p.m. MT Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— AARP New Mexico will focus on two main priority bills for the 2017 New Mexico Legislative Session – the first focusing on paid leave for family caregivers and the second will study retirement savings options. House Bill 86, the Caregiver Leave Act would change the definition of sick leave to include family caregiving duties without putting an undue burden on employers. The Act would only apply to those employers who already provide sick leave. It would not require additional sick …

— State leaders will brainstorm viable ways to help stop hunger in New Mexico as part of a one-day summit on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Roundtable discussions at the Third Annual End Hunger in New Mexico Summit will focus on causes of hunger and ways to mitigate the problem. Cosponsored by AARP New Mexico, the event will be held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Registration is $35, or $25 for those 60 and older. Late registration (onsite) is $45. Participants are encouraged …

— For the first time, AARP will have a presence at the Santa Fe Indian Market both as a sponsor of the event as well as through its interactive booth near the bandstand on the Santa Fe Plaza. “AARP is always looking for new ways to engage with people and the Indian Market provides a unique opportunity to do just that,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. “People from all over the world come to see and purchase exceptional …

— The AARP New Mexico team will be in the Farmington area, Aug 1 to Aug. 4, joining in the baseball fever that comes along with the AABC Connie Mack World Series, which has called that city home for 50 years. While the event is new to a number of the volunteers and staff, AARP New Mexico’s newest staff member, DeAnza Valencia-Sapien, Associate State Director for Advocacy, knows the event inside and out. “I grew up in Farmington so I’m well …

— Join AARP New Mexico at the 2016 28th New Mexico Conference on Aging for a fun and informative two days of work sessions, keynote speakers and entertainment, ranging on topics from fitness, preparing for retirement, stress management, and helping to shape future policies for people as they age. The Conference kicks off Tuesday, August 23, with a special keynote by Dr. Bill Thomas , an AARP visiting scholar and innovative geriatrician, who will discuss how we view aging and how …

— AARP New Mexico is once again looking to honor those individuals who have made a substantial contribution to New Mexico through their volunteer activities. The 2016 State Andrus Award for Community Service honors 50 plus New Mexicans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to help improve their communities. Each year AARP New Mexico seeks out nominations from the state’s most outstanding volunteers – those individuals who best exemplify the role of its founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose …

— AARP visiting scholar and innovative geriatrician Bill Thomas, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at the 38th annual New Mexico Conference on Aging. His address on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 8:30 a.m., will encourage the audience to reframe their thinking about and transform their experience of aging. His remarks will mirror the message in AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins’ book Disrupt Aging. He also will lead a workshop that morning. “Dr. Thomas is an engaging, dynamic speaker who really connects …

— AARP New Mexico invites baseball fans to join in an evening of fun on Friday, June 3, AARP Day at the Ballpark, when the Albuquerque Isotopes take on the Fresno Grizzlies at Isotopes Park. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. Fans can stop by the AARP booth on the concourse level to pick up information about caregiving, preventing scams and identity theft, Life Reimagined and Social Security.