AARP and retired teachers give back to community

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Community | Local Resources | Volunteering AARP joined with members of the Cheyenne unit of the Wyoming Retired Educator Personnel (WREP) last week to give back to the community. Through a donation from both organizations, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens purchased a new giraffe topiary for the Cheyenne Children’s Village. In addition, the botanic gardens hosted two educational classes for young children and their parents or grandparents to learn more about topiary art, wire art and other art topics. “The children’s village and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens …

How to Avoid Distracted Driving

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Events By Julie E. Lee Even though it may feel like second nature, driving is a demanding task that requires your full attention, no matter how experienced you may consider yourself. What you may think is a minor distraction could result in a dangerous collision. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Did you know sending a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the …

Help for New Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …

Dealing with the “Overqualified” Label

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work By Deborah Banda Being labeled as overqualified when you’re a job seeker can be a tough obstacle to overcome. Although it doesn’t happen just to older workers, it is an added burden when you’re 50-plus. It’s true — you may be overqualified for a job. But there are ways to turn that into a positive. So, don’t be discouraged. AARP can help you turn your career goals into real possibilities with our resources for finding a job or starting a …

Aging at home receives boost from Wyoming Legislature

Posted on 03/27/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family More than 100 additional people in Wyoming will have the support they need to age at home thanks to efforts of the Wyoming Legislature. During the most recent session, AARP and its partners, like the Wyoming Association of Senior Project Directors (Senior Centers), advocated for additional funding to support more cost-effective measures that allow people to age in their home and local community. Recognizing the need for and efficiency of the program, the Wyoming Legislature approved a $200,000 increase in …

AARP and NOLS offer wilderness expedition

Posted on 03/11/2015 by | AARP Wyoming | Comments

Events | Local Resources AARP and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) have specifically designed this wilderness expedition for intrepid AARP members and qualifying family members who are interested in exploring their “Real Possibilities.” If you are seeking opportunities to learn new leadership skills, exercise creative solutions in a unique context and travel in a beautiful wilderness mountain range, then read on… The Wind River Range is the site for this expedition. This rugged, glacier-carved range is renowned for its sheer granite walls and famous …