AARP New Mexico

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JUL 29, 2021
By this time next year, New Mexico workers will have paid time off regardless of their circumstance. Part-time, full-time and temporary workers will all begin to accumulate paid time off thanks to a piece of legislation passed this year and signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
JUL 30, 2021
AARP New Mexico encourages residents who are struggling to afford high-speed internet to look into the recently launched Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. The EBB is a $3.2 billion Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help Americans access the affordable, high-speed internet they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MAY 24, 2021
Long before the pandemic hit, New Mexico leaders were aware the State’s high-speed internet, or broadband system, needed work. Some areas still have no internet access at all while others have it but it is either slow or unreliable.
However, as the state went into lockdown last March and people began working from home; using more telemedicine; home schooling and trying to stay connected to loved ones; those issues were exacerbated and underscored. The need to fix them became more urgent.
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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!
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Join us for a free webinar where we’ll explore the benefits of a backyard apartment—a small living space that shares property with a larger, single-family home—the common misconceptions and how to make the right decisions for you and your family.
Members Of The Navajo Nation Get COVID-19 Vaccinations
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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Soon, New Mexican workers will no longer have to go to work when they are sick, thanks to a new law.
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AARP New Mexico seeks applications for a new State President, a volunteer position that helps guide the work that AARP does in the state.
Staying mentally active and engaged in their senior years
AARP New Mexico is taking some of today’s trending technology, and getting people’s most burning questions answered through a six-part series that begins Wed., March 3, at 1 p.m. 
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With the 2021 New Mexico Legislative Session just past the halfway point, a number of AARP New Mexico’s priority bills still have a way to go in order to end up on the Governor’ s Desk. This Session seems to be moving slower than year’s past with only three of the 904 bills introduced making it through both houses, as of Tuesday, Feb. 23. Still it is not unusual for things to start moving quickly in the second half of the Session.
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be operating this year at various sites throughout New Mexico but service will be limited and the process will look a little different this year. “We know how many people rely on Tax-Aide to get their taxes done so we want to be able to offer this vital service in some capacity even if we can’t get to everyone this year,” said Gene Varela, the New Mexico State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program.
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When lawmakers return to Santa Fe this month, they will likely consider budget cuts because of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic downturn.
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