Two AARP NM Volunteers Inducted into Hall of Fame

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-15T14:56:26+00:00">December 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-18T11:28:11+00:00">December 18, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

Two of AARP New Mexico’s volunteers were recently honored for the lasting impact their work has had in benefiting New Mexico families.  Jackie Cooper, of Santa Fe, and Jaretta Faust, of Carlsbad, were recently inducted into the AARP New Mexico Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is the AARP New Mexico’s highest honor recognizing an AARP volunteer’s body of work that has had a significant impact on the state or national level, creating a legacy. “These two individuals are …

AARP Enrolls City of Albuquerque in Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-21T18:40:04+00:00">November 21, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

AARP New Mexico State Director Gene Varela and State President Jackie Cooper recently  presented Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry with a certificate formally enrolling the city into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The presentation was made Nov. 21 at the Barelas Senior Center. The City became the 189th community to be enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. AARP’s age-friendly network encourages states, counties, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population. …

City, AARPNM Seeks Citizens’ Input on Making Albuquerque More Age-Friendly

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-20T16:31:37+00:00">September 20, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

The city of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs and AARP New Mexico want to get your ideas about what makes a city “Age Friendly” at the Albuquerque Age-Friendly Solutions Forum being held Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The free event is from 8:30 a.m. to 2.15 p.m. The city recently submitted its application to AARP to become an Age-Friendly designated city. “Earning an Age-Friendly designation from AARP doesn’t mean a community is already age-friendly or a great …

Free Falls Risk Clinic To Be Held at Los Duranes Community Center in Albuquerque

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-12T16:19:23+00:00">September 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-12T16:23:24+00:00">September 12, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

Did you know how your shoes fit can keep you from falling? Find out if your shoes fit correctly and other ways to prevent falling at a special Falls Risk Screening event. The free clinic is sponsored by the Falls Coalition, in partnership with the Albuquerque Senior Meals program at the Los Duranes Community Center, 2920 Leopoldo Rd NW, Albuquerque, 87104 and will be held at the Center, Friday, Sept. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Falls Coalition …

AARP New Mexico to Conduct Free Document Shredding Event in Santa Fe, Sept. 9th

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-05T17:01:55+00:00">September 5, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

AARP New Mexico is conducting an Operation Stop Scams event, offering free document shredding, this Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, in Santa Fe, next to the old Sears building.  The event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants are limited to two Xerox-type boxes or 50 pounds of materials. “This is the event we had hoped to have last April when that surprise snow storm shut things down,” said Gary Williams, AARP …

AARP Sponsors Indian Market, Returns with Fun, Interactive Booth; Jewelry Drawing

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-14T22:05:39+00:00">August 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-14T22:13:52+00:00">August 14, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

AARP will once again be a sponsor of the 2017 Indian Market in Santa Fe bringing back its interactive booth with some fun new additions. “We were a sponsor for the first time last year and we had such a tremendous response that we knew we wanted to come back to support the event and community again,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. “People were pleasantly surprised to see AARP New Mexico at Market and had fun at …

Abeyta Family Jewelers Have Long Tradition of Artistry, Provide AARP Drawing Entry

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-14T22:00:51+00:00">August 14, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

The Abetya family, of Santo Domingo, are the artists that provided the AARP sweepstakes prize for this year’s drawing at the 2017 Indian Market in Santa Fe starting Saturday, Aug. 19th, and Sunday, Aug. 20th The AARP booth will have a sweepstakes where attendees can enter for a chance to win one of the family’s creations, a serpentine necklace with a turquoise drop.* For the Abeytas, the art of jewelry making came naturally. No one ever said they had to …

Still in the Game — a play about aging, caregiving, love and life

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-28T16:46:27+00:00">July 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-28T16:47:39+00:00">July 28, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

AARP New Mexico is sponsoring a special play that looks at caregiving and aging: STILL IN THE GAME by Robert F. Benjamin, is an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor, will be on stage in Santa Fe at Teatro Paraguas  from  Aug. 10-20, 2017. Recently widowed, David, age 70, strives to restart his life after being a dedicated caregiver. His adult daughter, Dawn, lashes out at him for romancing. After his fling ends, he tries speed-dating, where he …

Matter of Balance, AARP New Mexico Seeks Coaches for Fall Prevention Courses

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-06-16T16:38:49+00:00">June 16, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-06-16T16:42:12+00:00">June 16, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

A Matter of Balance, an evidenced based, fall prevention training program, and AARP New Mexico seeks individuals interested in becoming volunteer coaches for this new program. “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” is conducted in eight two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Classes are held twice a week for two hours each, over a four-week period and are purposefully kept to a small size. Individuals, who have recently fallen or have …

Health Action to Conduct Session on Basics of Medicare

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-05T13:30:25+00:00">June 5, 2017</time> by AARP New Mexico

Health Action New Mexico, in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is bringing a special training session on the basics of Medicare to the Albuquerque Area. This free program will be held Wednesday, June 14th, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Community Meeting Hall, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, 87102. The program will cover the basics of Medicare, including who is eligible and when to sign up as well as the four basic …