Two Wyoming communities receive Challenge Grants

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-07T08:00:00+00:00">September 7, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-28T12:54:17+00:00">September 28, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

  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 …

Editorial: Health Care Bill Threatens Wyoming Residents

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-16T08:00:00+00:00">July 16, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-07-14T13:15:41+00:00">July 14, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

Sometimes legislation in Congress has unintended consequences.  This is one of those times. The proposed Senate health care bill would increase costs and risks for individuals in Wyoming including: seniors, children and adults with disabilities, people with pre-existing conditions, and those ages 50-64. But, let’s start with Wyoming’s taxpayers. As it stands, the proposed bill would drastically cut federal funding for Medicaid which supports health programs for vulnerable Americans, in Wyoming. Such a huge loss of funds, in total $772 …

The 2017 Andrus Awards: Nominations Are Open

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-07T13:36:45+00:00">June 7, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

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 …

Spring 2017 AARP Wyoming News

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-06-05T18:23:48+00:00">June 5, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

Welcome to the Spring 2017 AARP Wyoming News with information and news relevant to Wyoming AARP members on issues such as advocacy, health, finances and events from around the state. Click on the newsletter to make it full-screen and flippable.  

AARP Lunch & Learn: Is It Time to Downsize?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-12T16:07:29+00:00">May 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-12T16:07:46+00:00">May 12, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

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 …

AARP Wyoming supports our caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-08T16:55:48+00:00">May 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-12T16:09:25+00:00">May 12, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

AARP Caregiving Homepage AARP Events in Wyoming for caregivers Online Technology Fair – June 8, 2017 – Online webinars Rocky Mountain Alzheimers Summit – Jun 13-15, 2017 – Little America Conference Center, Cheyenne, WY AARP Wyoming Resources for caregivers Wyoming Caregivers Guide Prepare to Care Guide    

AARP Wyoming recognizes our veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-05-08T12:00:00+00:00">May 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-05-12T16:10:14+00:00">May 12, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

AARP Veterans Homepage AARP Events in Wyoming for Veterans Hacksaw Ridge free screening – April 27, 2017 – Rialto Theater, Casper, Wy Cheyenne Military May celebration – May 20, 2017 – Cheyenne VA, Cheyenne, WY Wyoming National Guard Annual Retiree Forum – Sept. 22-24, 2017 – Joint Force Readiness Center, Cheyenne, WY Veterans in the Spotlight – Stories from AARP about veterans and their issues across the U.S. Portraits of Courage – George W. Bush’s third act includes helping veterans—and …

Wyoming EVA team highlights needs for vulnerable adult protection

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-05-01T13:11:11+00:00">May 1, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

An elder and vulnerable adults taskforce that included AARP Wyoming staff among its membership has finalized its work and has taken steps to advocate for changes that directly impact the state’s vulnerable and aging population. During the 2017 Legislative session, the taskforce recommended measures that would increase protections against exploitation and abuse. Specifically, passage of the Wyoming Uniform Power of Attorney Act, and increasing the duration of protective orders so that appropriate protective measures may be implemented. In addition to …

Operation Stop Scams! Fight Back Against Fraud with AARP Wyoming

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-04-03T18:16:10+00:00">April 3, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

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 …

Enjoy a night out on AARP Wyoming

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-04-03T12:57:11+00:00">April 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-04-03T13:04:16+00:00">April 3, 2017</time> by AARP Wyoming

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 …