— AARP Wyoming will host a teletown hall Monday, Oct. 16 to discussion changes in Medicare. The event will be moderated by Wyoming Public Radio personality Bob Beck and AARP Wyoming State Director Sam Shumway. The call will start at 6:30 p.m. and will feature local experts who are available to answer your questions. The experts Joining the AARP Wyoming office will be Gloria Baca, with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, as well as Wyoming Senior, Inc. Director Herb Wilcox, …

— 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 …

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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 …

— 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 …

— Looking to have some fun while staying shape? Join us for the new 50+ pick-up basketball league in Casper this winter. AARP Wyoming and Casper Recreation Center are teaming up to offer a way for you to stay active playing basketball with others your own age. Come to the Casper Recreation Center, 1801 East 4th Street, to shoot around, play 3-on-3 or get into a full-on scrimmage from 8:00 – 9:30 pm on Wednesdays, January 25 – March 8. Court …

— State residents who want to learn about one of Wyoming’s most pressing issues can attend a caregivers conference in Casper April 15-16. The first day will feature sessions for caregiving professionals, while the second day will focus on family caregivers’ concerns. In Wyoming, family caregivers provide about 62 million hours of unpaid services annually, worth about $817 million, to help a parent, spouse or other adult continue to live at home, AARP research shows. The event is cosponsored by AARP, …

Cathy Gonzales - Wyoming

— Cathy Gonzales of Cheyenne has been selected by AARP to receive the 2015 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. AARP Wyoming selected Gonzales for her remarkable service which has greatly …

— AARP Wyoming invites people attending the annual NIC Fest to stop by its booth at the vendor fair. The festival, which features more than 80 artists and bands, is hosted by the Nicolaysen Art Museum at 400 E. Collins St. in Casper. AARP staff and volunteers will be on-site June 26 and 27 to discuss the AARP Fraud Watch Network and to provide information on livable communities, caregiving and other topics of interest to Wyoming residents age 50-plus. In addition, …