AARP Foundation Tax-Aide to provide free tax assistance again

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press 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 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “Compiling taxes can be frustrating and intimidating, even if you can afford an accountant,” Tim …

Honoring the State’s Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources AARP Wyoming will pay tribute to the state’s 106,000 family caregivers at a luncheon on April 29, which is Caregiver Appreciation Day at the Wyoming Conference on Aging. Luncheon speakers will discuss how to work with state, county and​​  local governments to build a caregiver-friendly community. In addition, Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will participate in a panel discussion on caregiving on April 28. The conference will be at the …

Making Ethel proud: Lander couple granted AARP founder’s namesake award

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Barbara (Barb) and Charles (Charlie) Smith of Lander were selected by AARP to receive the 2014 AARP Wyoming Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award. Named for AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. The Smiths were selected for their extensive community …

Dedicated volunteers lead the way

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Wyoming is fortunate to have the type of culture and communities where helping others and supporting your neighbor is second nature. Each year, we take the opportunity to celebrate some of our greatest volunteers, and people we get to work with. Following is the seven Community Service Awards beside the Andrus Award that we handed out at our annual volunteer appreciation banquet in Cheyenne this October. Wadda Community Service Award Jeri Kennah-Lander Jeri has gone above and beyond in making …

Medicaid expansion coming to Wyoming soon?

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Advocacy Barreling down the washboard road of Wyoming politics, Medicaid expansion logged another mile marker in December. While the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee was split 7-7 on Dec. 17 about endorsing the Strategy for Health, Access, Responsibility and Employment (SHARE) plan backed by Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Department of Health, the committee did approve Co-chair and Sen. Charles Scott’s, R-Casper, Indiana Medicaid program redux. Under the current proposals, Medicaid expansion would assist Wyoming’s low-income residents …

Seeking Adventure? Try This and Consider Next Steps

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP members seeking activities outside their usual comfort zone might enjoy a llama-assisted packing expedition in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. While trekking, they can decide what they want from the next chapter of their lives. Cosponsored by AARP Wyoming and the National Outdoor Leadership School, the expedition is part of AARP Life Reimagined. The adventurers will be challenged to envision big-picture goals and think about how to steer their lives in those directions. At the same time, they …