— Join us for two live webcasts and get answers to your questions. Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment? Get your answers live! Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling, the two-part Q&A series from AARP Learn@50+ provides answers about the 2018 enrollment process. In part one, AARP’s experts will review the Open Enrollment period (Nov. 1 to Dec. 15) and answer your questions about the process. In part two, the AARP team will lead a …

— Join us for two live Medicare webcasts and get answers to your questions Do you have questions about Medicare coverage and plan options? Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or entering open enrollment, the two-part Medicare Q&A series from Learn@50+ can get you answers about your 2017 plan options. In part one, AARP’s Medicare expert Susan Lutz will review the different parts of Medicare and answer your questions about enrollment periods for new Medicare recipients and open enrollment rules for …

— AARP New Mexico is conducting an Operation Stop Scams event, offering free document shredding, this Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, in Santa Fe, next to the old Sears building.  The event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants are limited to two Xerox-type boxes or 50 pounds of materials. “This is the event we had hoped to have last April when that surprise snow storm shut things down,” said Gary Williams, AARP …

— Join us on September 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm MT for Part 1 of AARP’s Interactive Social Security Webinar as we explore each of the five most asked about (and often misunderstood) Social Security topics—including applying for benefits, survivor benefits, spousal benefits, the earnings limit, and benefits for married couples. Plus, you can ask specific questions for the experts to answer using our interactive Q&A tool. We’ll also introduce you to AARP’s easy-to-use online tools, including our Benefits Calculator and a …

— Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), the state’s largest electricity provider, is asking the state Public Regulation Commission to approve its second rate hike in two years. The utility says it needs the extra money to help shut down two coal-fired power plants in northwestern New Mexico. “We understand that rate increases are needed from time to time, but AARP wants to ensure that any rate increases are absolutely necessary and are kept to an amount that serves both …

— As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP New Mexico will join in “Shred Fest 2016” to help consumers safely dispose of their financial documents with free document shredding events in Santa Fe and Las Cruces that are open to the public. Both events are Saturday, April 30th. In Santa Fe, AARP New Mexico is joining with Del Norte Credit Union at Del Norte’s southside Santa Fe location, 3286 Cerrillos Road. Shredding …

— State Legislators in Santa Fe are facing some difficult financial decisions as budget projections of $232 million in new money have dwindled to $30 million. As the debate gets ready to enter the Senate, AARP New Mexico is watching budget negotiations to ensure that senior services and programs are maintained. “We know that finances are tight and some kind of balance has to be struck,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director.  “AARP’s concern is a number of programs …

— Medicare and Medicaid will celebrate their 50th Anniversary Thursday, July 30th, and the New Mexico Health Care for All Coalition, along with AARP New Mexico and other community partners, is inviting everyone to a special celebration. This free event will take place July 30th at the Explora Museum, 1701 Mountain Road NW, in Albuquerque, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can also visit the museum prior to the event. “On this special occasion, it’s important to acknowledge the significant …

— While Memorial Day marks the official kick-off to summer and people’s thoughts turn to travel and family barbecues, AARP New Mexico volunteers and staff will spend part of their summer on the road driving around the state helping to answer people’s questions about Social Security and sharing tips on how to spot a scam and prevent identity theft. Participants will also be brought up to date on a new law that can help family caregivers be included more in the …

— AARP New Mexico will be conducting a Scam Jam this weekend designed to help you protect yourself from identity theft, fraud and scams, all while getting your sensitive financial documents shredded for free. This family oriented event will be Saturday, May 30th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Mall in Albuquerque. “We want to provide people with as much information as possible so they can protect themselves before fraud occurs,” said Shanna Lapsley, AARP New Mexico Associate …