Aging at home receives boost from Wyoming Legislature

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

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family Thanks to the support of the Wyoming Legislature, more than 100 people on the Wyoming Home Services waiting list won’t be waiting any longer. During the most recent session, the legislature approved a $200,000 increase for funding for the Wyoming Home Services program. The program provides direct services so people can maintain their independence in their homes. It is a state-wide service for individuals who are at risk of prematurely or inappropriate nursing home placement. The remarkable efficiency of the …

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 …

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 …