AARP makes donation to say “Thank You” to Veterans

Posted on 11/12/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

To honor Veteran’s Day and to show our appreciation to our veterans and to our military men and women who have done so much to serve and protect, the Wyoming AARP State Office announced today it is contributing $5,000 to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing-Platte Rivers in Wyoming. “There is no greater sacrifice,” Said AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers. “At AARP, we never take for granted the freedom and rights that are protected each day by our military men and …

Have You Had Your Shots?

Posted on 11/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP Wyoming is encouraging members to be sure they are up to date on their vaccines and immunizations. Only 4 in 10 Wyoming adults got a flu shot during the fall and winter of 2013-14. Nationwide, nearly 4,000 people died of influenza that year. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is running a preventive health campaign in November. For Medicare beneficiaries, that means scheduling an annual wellness exam and completing a preventive services checklist. The list includes shots …

Wyoming Caregiver Guide Released

Posted on 10/22/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

We have released the Wyoming Caregivers Guide. It is a guide to the various resources available to caregivers and individuals who are aging in place across Wyoming. Developed through a collaboration of  AARP Wyoming  the Wyoming Division of Aging, the Wyoming Guardianship Corporation and the University of Wyoming: Center on Aging.

Preventing Falls and Fires at Home

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP Wyoming is working with several organizations in Casper and Natrona County to reduce the incidence of fires and falls in residents’ homes. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for adults age 65 and older. Staff and volunteers representing AARP, the Casper Fire-EMS Department, Casper College, Reveille Rotary Club, Natrona Senior Health Network and Casper/Natrona County Health Department will install lightbulbs, night-lights and smoke detectors in low-income homes. The Casper Senior Center referred the participating homeowners …

Join us in Casper to help prevent fire and falls

Posted on 09/22/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

The Natrona County Senior Fire and Fall Prevention event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Casper, Wyo. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. AARP Wyoming is working with Casper Fire-EMS, Casper College, Reveille Rotary Club, Natrona Senior Health Network, and the Casper/Natrona County Health Department to focus on preventing falls and fires in seniors’ homes. Along with volunteers from the community, we will install safety …

Share your Wyoming “Portrait of Care”

Posted on 09/16/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

“She gave us life, helped raised our children and now I am only doing for her what she would do for any family member that needed help.” Iris gave up her career at age 59 to take care of her mother, Maximina, who suffers from multiple ailments – any of which could mean life in a nursing home. But Iris is determined to keep her mother at home, where she wants to be, and out of costly institutional care. Iris …