— Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Awards honors outstanding individuals who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer to support their community and state. Every year we gather at our annual Andrus Awards event and celebrate the dedication of Wyoming’s wonderful volunteers. We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Andrus Awards. All nominations must be submitted by June 2nd, 2017. Take some time and nominate a volunteer in your community. Click here for …

— Residents whose homes require exterior repairs due to storm damage will be better protected from fraudulent contractors under a new law, which takes effect July 1. AARP Wyoming was one of several organizations that helped develop the legislation and encouraged lawmakers to pass it earlier this year. The law requires contractors soliciting exterior repair services to disclose the company’s full name and whether the business is licensed and insured. The contractor must itemize in writing which repairs will be done, …

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— Are you ready to Downsize, not sure where to start?  Do you get overwhelmed or not sure what to get rid of?  Join us for a free lunch presentation on June 6 by  Sarah McKinney, a professional organizer who helps with downsizing.  She started her business back in August 2016 and has a degree in Interior Design.  You will leave with tips on how to prioritize, organize, and make decisions to minimize the process of downsizing.  Sarah’s family is in …

— AARP Veterans Homepage AARP Events in Wyoming for Veterans Hacksaw Ridge free screening – April 27, 2017 – Rialto Theater, Casper, Wy Cheyenne Military May celebration – May 20, 2017 – Cheyenne VA, Cheyenne, WY Wyoming National Guard Annual Retiree Forum – Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Joint Force Readiness Center, Cheyenne, WY Veterans in the Spotlight – Stories from AARP about veterans and their issues across the U.S. Portraits of Courage – George W. Bush’s third act includes helping veterans—and …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

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— An elder and vulnerable adults taskforce that included AARP Wyoming staff among its membership has finalized its work and has taken steps to advocate for changes that directly impact the state’s vulnerable and aging population. During the 2017 Legislative session, the taskforce recommended measures that would increase protections against exploitation and abuse. Specifically, passage of the Wyoming Uniform Power of Attorney Act, and increasing the duration of protective orders so that appropriate protective measures may be implemented. In addition to …

— Join us for a free shredding event! Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents to our Operation Stop Scams event, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on! Please only two bank boxes per person. Plastic, 3-ring binders, food or …

— Register early to make sure you reserve a seat for a night out with AARP Movies for Grownups. You are invited to an April 26 free screening of Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield in Casper. Its the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn …