—   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 …

— 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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— AARP Wyoming is looking for a volunteer leader to serve as our new State President. The President works in collaboration with the State Director to achieve the Association’s vision, mission and strategic priorities in the state. He/She also serves as Chair of the AARP Wyoming Executive Council. The Executive Council – in partnership with the State Director and staff – develops the framework for the state’s strategic plan and implements activities in the areas of financial security; health and long-term …

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— Marty Martin, a long-time community and state public servant in Wyoming, has been selected as the new president of AARP Wyoming. “We are excited to have Marty join our team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that can grow and support our work in Wyoming,” AARP Wyoming State Director Tim Summers said. “He has passion and commitment to excellence that will help us serve Wyoming well over his tenure.” As President, Martin will serve as the head of …

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 …

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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 …

— The Natrona County Senior Fire and Fall Prevention event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Casper, Wyo. Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. AARP Wyoming is working with Casper Fire-EMS, Casper College, Reveille Rotary Club, Natrona Senior Health Network, and the Casper/Natrona County Health Department to focus on preventing falls and fires in seniors’ homes. Along with volunteers from the community, we will install safety …

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— AARP joined with members of the Cheyenne unit of the Wyoming Retired Educator Personnel (WREP) last week to give back to the community. Through a donation from both organizations, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens purchased a new giraffe topiary for the Cheyenne Children’s Village. In addition, the botanic gardens hosted two educational classes for young children and their parents or grandparents to learn more about topiary art, wire art and other art topics. “The children’s village and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens …

— By Lester Strong, Vice President and Chief Executive of AARP Experience Corps It’s December. That part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a close nearly everyone takes time to “reimagine” their …

Wyoming AARP volunteer Lynn Achter has been recognized for her support of state advocacy with AARP in Wyoming.

— AARP Wyoming has been very blessed to work with some incredible volunteers over the past 11 years we’ve had a state office in Wyoming. We would like to highlight some of these volunteers, so you too can see just how fortunate we really are.  We plan to highlight one of our volunteers who serve in various volunteer positions and different places around the state each quarter. This quarter we are showcasing one of our Government Relations Team (advocacy) volunteers here …