AARP New Mexico
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JUN 2, 2023
The Andrus Award for Community Service honors a volunteer or volunteer couple who have gone above and beyond everyday volunteering and make a powerful impact on their community. It is our most prestigious volunteer award.
MAR 20, 2023
AARP New Mexico staff and volunteers gathered Thursday with other supporters to discuss the future of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. Senate Bill 11 was one of AARP’s priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session. Despite being passed by the Senate, the bill was tabled by the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee earlier this week, ending the bill for this Session. “Providing family caregivers with more resources, especially those that allow them to continue to work while caring for a loved one, is a top priority for AARP,” said Othiamba Umi, AARP New Mexico Advocacy Director.
MAR 1, 2023
With just over 18 days left in the 2023 New Mexico Legislative Session, things are moving slowly but in traditional fashion expected to start speeding up with marathon sessions taking place in both houses as the days start to dwindle. To date, there are no bills on the Governor’s desk but 20 have passed both houses and are waiting nearby.
Interested in Making Your Community More Pedestrian Friendly? Join the New Mexico State Walking College
FEB 23, 2023
AARP New Mexico is joining with America Walks to offer a six-month, distance-learning fellowship program for people interested in advocating to make their communities more walkable. Participants, known as fellows, will complete a series of modules covering leadership development, coalition-building, walkable community design, local public policy, and strategic planning.
AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger New Mexico. We hope you’ll join us!
A guide to when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot.
In the early 1900s, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, now called "Black Wall Street," was a vibrant and prosperous community. Despite the challenges and racial injustices they faced, residents of this community built a thriving neighborhood filled with successful Black-owned businesses, attorneys, doctors, and real estate agents. Their achievements were nothing short of remarkable and served as a beacon of hope for Black Americans nationwide.
A guide to when, where and how to get health insurance in New Mexico.
Christmas came a little early for Rose Artemis this year – two months early in fact at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. For Rose, her dream was to ride in a hot air balloon. And well, as New Mexicans know – we have a lot of those. You might say Rose’s dream was a wish of a lifetime.
AARP New Mexico 2023 Legislative Work to Focus on Caregivers, Financial Security, Guardianship Reform
AARP New Mexico staff and volunteers will be walking the halls of State Capitol come January 17, focusing on several bills that will address such issues as financial security, support for family caregivers, guardianship reform and expanding broadband.
AARP New Mexico is once again a proud sponsor of the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association New Mexico Chapter Caregiver Conference. This year’s event will feature a special concert by country artist Jay Allen, a previous contestant on NBC’s the voice. Allen's performance is open to conference attendees only but there is still time to register.
Absentee ballots are available to all New Mexico residents who request them, and early voting also will be available.
AARP New Mexico is excited to welcome Albuquerque-area caregivers for a night out in celebration of National Family Caregivers Month. “Care to Laugh: A Night of Comedy and Respite Featuring Jesus Trejo,” will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Learn more.
AARP New Mexico recently announced four organizations throughout the state will receive 2022 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.4 million awarded among 260 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public places; transportation; housing; diversity, equity and inclusion; digital access; and civic engagement, with an emphasis on the needs of adults age 50 and over.
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