—                                     When Tanya Johnson was promoted by the new Casper City Manager, Carter Napier this year, she had a few request, but one that was very important to AARP – not to be removed from the Age Friendly Casper program. During Tuesday night’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper, AARP Wyoming honored Johnson with its Community Partner Award for her work in Casper. Johnson …

—   AARP Wyoming announced two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include projects in Casper as well as Jackson. Both grants will be used to fund age-friendly bus stops in their respective communities. Each project was funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “These awards show the continued commitment of AARP to maintain a high …

— AARP Wyoming is working with elected officials in Casper to help it become the first city in the state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Cities, towns and rural areas that join the network are committed to making improvements in eight areas identified by the World Health Organization as critical for a place to be livable for people of all ages. Key factors include walkable streets, housing and transportation options, access to services and opportunities for people of …

— 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, …

— 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 onsite there 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 …