SEP 2, 2021
This September, AARP New Mexico welcomes the fall edition of “New Mexico’s Hidden Treasures: A Look at New Mexico Arts and Culture. The virtual series, offered on AARP New Mexico’s Facebook page, takes a look at art and other cultural aspects of what makes New Mexico so unique and interesting.
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.
AUG 5, 2021
AARP New Mexico recently announced that five New Mexico organizations will receive 2021 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.2 million awarded among 244 organizations nationwide.
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.
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.
When lawmakers return to Santa Fe this month, they will likely consider budget cuts because of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic downturn.
AARP New Mexico supports the creation of the Prescription Drug Affordability Board to oversee and monitor prescription drug costs in the state and will work during the 2021 New Mexico Legislative Session to get a bill passed establishing the board.
AARP New Mexico is joining with the Parkinson’s Foundation for a special virtual presentation, Thursday, Dec. 10, on recognizing the early signs of Parkinson’s disease. The free event is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. MT. “We felt it was important to bring some light to this disease because its progression can develop overtime and the symptoms can vary --- meaning they may be the result of Parkinson’s disease or possibly caused by other issues, so it is important to gather more information,” said Joseph P. Sanchez, AARP New Mexico State Director.
AARP New Mexico is hosting a virtual teletown hall Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., connecting veterans across the state with resources.
AARP New Mexico is encouraging members and others to stay connected and have fun by participating in virtual activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help people receive all the information they need to vote safely, the AARP Las Cruces Chapter is having a virtual talk with Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin and will be taking your questions.
With the November general election just over two months away, AARP New Mexico is launching a comprehensive voter campaign to ensure that people age 50 plus can vote safely -- starting with this special teletown hall featuring Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
AARP recently announced that three New Mexico organizations are recipients of a 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant. Two of the grantees are in Las Cruces, the South Central Regional Transit District and the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, while the third grantee, the Embudo Valley Library and Community Center, is in Dixon.
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