— Justin Smith Discusses Volunteer Effort for Seniors Fires and … A group of goodniks will change light bulbs, smoke detectors, smoke detector batteries, and carbon monoxide sensors for Natrona County seniors, November 4 in Casper. The Natrona Fall and Fire Prevention Coalition has been doing this work since 2014 and since that time has replaced smoke alarms in 143 homes around Natrona County. To learn more, check out: http://spr.ly/61818hrF3 Posted by AARP Wyoming on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 A group …

— 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 …

— Proposed ‘Voucher’ Plan Threatens Benefits of Wyoming Residents AARP today launched a comprehensive campaign to protect Medicare in the face of proposals by some in Congress that would hurt hardworking Wyomingites who have paid into the program their entire working lives. Congressional proposals to change Medicare into a voucher system would dramatically increase health care costs and risks for both current and future retirees.  Over the next few weeks, AARP staff and volunteers will meet with members of Congress to …

— AARP Wyoming to focus on retirement, caregiving and budget issues By Sam Shumway, State Director AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus said, “The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” Every day, the staff and volunteers at AARP Wyoming give of themselves to benefit others. Through tireless effort, we are able to contribute to Wyoming and its communities to help people 50+ and their families confront the challenges …

— This PSA depicts the circle of life and how roles change often without us even noticing. In a caregiver¹s new role, AARP helps caregivers help their loved ones by directing them to visit aarp.org/caregiving or call 1-877-333-5885 for information on how to provide even better care for the person who once took care of them. With over 42.1 million caregivers in the U.S., the Caregiver Assistance campaign aims to raise awareness of the resources and information available to help them …

AARP recognizes Enzi

— AARP has announced U.S. Senator Mike Enzi as a recipient of the 2016 “Champion of the 50+” legislative leadership award for his significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of the 50+ and our families. Enzi received his award for preserving seniors’ access to healthcare with his sponsorship and support in the passage of the Notice of Observation, Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act. The law requires hospitals to provide meaningful written and oral explanation …

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— By Ty Stockton – Guest columnist for AARP Wyoming The average school-age child in the United States spends an average of seven hours a day in front of a screen – that includes television, video games, computers, or the ubiquitous smartphone. That statistic, says Walt Gasson, is alarming. “I don’t think that’s how human beings become well-adjusted, functional people,” says the Trout Unlimited director of endorsed businesses, who has also worked as the executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation …

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— To honor Veteran’s Day and to show our appreciation to our veterans and to our military men and women who have done so much to serve and protect, the Wyoming AARP State Office announced today it is contributing $5,000 to Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing-Platte Rivers in Wyoming. “There is no greater sacrifice,” Said AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers. “At AARP, we never take for granted the freedom and rights that are protected each day by our military men and …