— Justin Smith Discusses Volunteer Effort for Seniors Fires and … A group of goodniks will change light bulbs, smoke detectors, smoke detector batteries, and carbon monoxide sensors for Natrona County seniors, November 4 in Casper. The Natrona Fall and Fire Prevention Coalition has been doing this work since 2014 and since that time has replaced smoke alarms in 143 homes around Natrona County. To learn more, check out: http://spr.ly/61818hrF3 Posted by AARP Wyoming on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 A group …

— Pat Sherwood of Glenrock was honored last Tuesday in Casper for her work with AARP’s Smart Driver Course, during the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The AARP Smart Driver course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught over 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible. The program is …

— An afternoon of dementia conversation and research, highlighted by author Niki Kapsambelis is set for Nov. 7 in Casper and open to the public. Wyoming Dementia Care, Casper College, Wyoming Center on Aging, Central Wyoming Counseling Service, Mountain Plaza, and AARP Wyoming have joined forces to sponsor the day, which kicks off at noon with Kapsambelis presenting on her book The Inheritance to health care professionals at the Casper College Library. The Inheritance examines the current state of Alzheimer’s research, …

—                         With an agenda featuring a discussion on changes to Medicare and helpful tips on how to avoid identity theft,  it was no surprise nearly 3,400 Wyoming AARP members joined an AARP Wyoming’s TeleTown Hall Oct. 16. The event was moderated by Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck. “It was a very successful event,” says AARP Wyoming State Director Sam Shumway. “Our experts did a great job sharing their knowledge …

— Join us online for free webinars, interactive videos, live chats and more AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair is Thursday, November 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. MT As a child, your parents provided the care. Now the roles are changing. If you’re one of over 40 million adults in the U.S. who provide unpaid care to a family member — or a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair will help you make …

—                       Anne Gardetto has reminded Wyoming of its responsibility to all its citizens during her career, especially in an underserved community. Now she is doing the same in retirement. AARP Wyoming honored her for her efforts with the Eddie Wadda Community Service Award during the organization’s State Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner Tuesday night in Casper. The award is named after Eddie Wadda, an AARP volunteer and Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison …

— If there is an AARP-sponsored event or effort in Park County, there is a strong chance Cody resident Jackie Martin is behind the effort. Tuesday night in Casper, Martin was recognized for her work with AARP Wyoming as the organization presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award during its Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner. The first time Jackie Martin contacted AARP Wyoming, it was to request educational materials to share at the campground in Cody that she was managing with her …

— Sheridan’s Janet Dill was honored Tuesday night in Casper by AARP Wyoming for her service to the state’s seniors through the Tax Aide program. Since 1968 the AARP Foundation has offered free tax preparation to nearly 50 million low to moderate income seniors 50 and older. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers all around the nation. There’s no fee, no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership …

— Jackson’s Becky Zaist was awarded the Eddie Wadda Community Service Award by AARP Wyoming at the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper, Tuesday. Through her work in Jackson’s AARP Community Group, seniors feel as though they have a voice with the City Council, County Commissioners, and other governmental entities. That feeling is reflected in the work Becky and the Jackson chapter have done in offering ideas for handicapped parking, age-friendly benches, and grandparent/grandchildren park locations. Zaist and her community group …

— Ethel Percy Andrus, the founder of AARP, was a teacher, and an educational administrator. For that reason, the mission of keeping educators health, both financial and physical, in retirement is one close to the hearts of those at AARP. This year, we honor Barb Garrison as the Retired Educator of the Year for 2017. The Casper resident was instrumental in organizing the Natrona County Retired Education Personnel, using her contacts with retired teachers, principals and other school personnel to develop …