— 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, …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. October’s Caregiving Q&A webcast is hosted by caregiving experts Lee Baker and Debra Tyler-Horton from AARP Georgia. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. Managing Your Loved One’s Finances Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:00-5:30 pm MT Lee …

— CHEYENNE – Southwest Wyoming, caregivers will have the opportunity to take part in Alzheimer’s simulations on loss of memory, reduced vision and hearing during two AARP-sponsored events on Alzheimer’s and dementia, Oct. 11 in Green River, and Oct. 12 in Rock Springs. The Green River event is slated for 11 am-1 p.m. at the Golden Hour Senior Citizens Center at 550 Uinta Street, Suite A. The Oct. 12 presentation will take place at the Young At Heart Center, from 6:00 …

— CHEYENNE – AARP Wyoming and Wyoming Center on Aging are sponsoring Caring for Our Elders, Oct. 11-12 in the Cottonwood Room of the Wind River Casino in Riverton. This workshop is designed to empower Native American elder caregivers, elder service providers, and tribal leaders. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by AARP Wyoming for attendees on Oct. 11 and 12 and lunch will be provided on Oct. 11. “There are over 100,000 caregivers …

— Event Will Feature Simulations On Loss of Memory, Reduced Vision, and Hearing CHEYENNE – Southwest Wyoming, caregivers will have the opportunity to take part in Alzheimer’s simulations on loss of memory, reduced vision and hearing during two AARP-sponsored events on Alzheimer’s and dementia, Oct. 11 in Green River, and Oct. 12 in Rock Springs. The events will feature caregiver resources available in Wyoming, as well as resources available through AARP for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Memory screening is …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. What You Need to Know About Medicare and Social Security When Caring for a Loved One Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 5:00-5:30 pm MT Learn Medicare basics such as eligibility, enrollment and what’s …

— Join Marco as he talks about his mother and caregiving in the Latino community Join television personality, public speaker, and activist Marco Antonio Regil for a special Caregiving Q&A on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm MT, as he shares his experience and answers questions about caring for a loved one. When Marco was just 18, his mother suffered injuries in a car accident that left her bedridden for a year. As he took care of her, she became …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling many areas of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. AARP’s Caregiving Q&A Webcasts are hosted by Dr. Jean Accius, a nationally recognized expert on aging policy, livable communities and long-term services. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. How to Manage the Daily Needs of Your Loved One Tuesday, August …