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Las Cruces AARP Community Events -- Cancelled

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We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This includes the AARP Foundation Tax Aide program and in-person Drive Safety courses. Those who registered for a canceled/postponed event will receive an e-mail with details and the new date if the event has been rescheduled.

At AARP, we have been promoting the health and well-being of older Americans for over 60 years. Our top priority is the health and well-being of staff, volunteers, members and the community at large. We are monitoring developments closely and are taking precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health agencies.

We want you to know that AARP is providing information and resources to help older people and caregivers protect themselves from the virus and prevent its spread. You can find AARP's coronavirus resources at We also point you to, and your state and local health agencies for the latest information.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, all AARP offices are closed. Staff is working remotely until March 30. If you need immediate assistance about your AARP membership, please call our toll-free number at 1-888-687-2277 or please e-mail the AARP New Mexico state office at and someone will get back to you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Adopt a Spot, Saturday, March 14 -- As part of the Keep Las Cruces Beautiful program, AARP volunteers pick up litter and do whatever it takes to create a clean beautiful environment at Bataan East and Rinconada Boulevard. Volunteers meet at 8 a.m. at the Big “O” Tires on Sonoma Ranch. Trash bags and a safety vest will be provided.

Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, March 18 --- The Las Cruces AARP Chapter always meets the third Wednesday of the month. This month hear from Roberta Lujan, FBI Victim Advocate. The meeting is at 2 p.m. at Senior Amigos, 3948 Lohman Ave, behind Walgreen’s, at the corner of Lohman and Roadrunner.

Movies for Grownups, Wednesday, April 8, CANCELLED – AARP’s Movies for Grownups presentation of Just Mercy, true story about Civil Rights Defense Attorney Bryan Stevenson who works to free a wrongly death row prisoner, has been cancelled. We will let you know if or when the showing will be rescheduled or when the next Movies for Grownups will occur. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, April 15 – New Mexico Legislative Update by DeAnza Valencia, AARP New Mexico Associate State Director of Advocacy. Learn about the issues AARP New Mexico worked on during this year’s Legislative Session, which priority bills got passed and what the future holds.

Shred Fest Document Shredding Event, Saturday, April 25 – Come shred your sensitive documents for free at the AARP New Mexico Shred Fest Event. The event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Walmart Super Center, at 571 Walton Blvd. Participants are limited to two banker size boxes or trash bags, or not more than 50 pounds of materials per car. Individuals must stay with their documents until shredded. Drop offs are not permitted. No hard plastics, CDs, floppy discs or similar materials will be accepted. The Las Cruces Police Dept. will also be etching car windows to prevent theft. The Chapter also seeks volunteers to help with the event. If interested contact Dave Lynch at

AARP Information Tables: The Chapter will host an information table at the Farmer's Market downtown the first Saturday of each month. The next one will be April 4 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The table will include information on a variety of AARP programs and resources.

Medical Identity Theft, Monday March 16 – Senior Amigos Presentation being held at 1 p.m., presenter -- Bill Regis. Must be a member of Senior Amigos to attend. Please call Senior Amigos at 575-522-0502 for more information.

AARP Foundation Tax Aide

The AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide program will provide free tax preparation for simple returned at the Community Action Agency on 3880 Foothills Rd Ste A, across from Calichi's Ice Cream and off Roadrunner Dr. Come early to sign up, Monday-Friday, at 8 a.m. Taxes are filed by trained AARP volunteers.

Driver Safety

Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Driver Safety Course. Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Upon completion, participants will receive a multi-year discount on your auto insurance premium. The Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Cash or check only. Credit cards are not accepted. The prices will increase in June to $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members.

Courses are as follows:

Senior Amigos, 3948 East Lohman Ave, Las Cruces, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call Senior Amigos at 575-522-0502 to sign-up.

Courses are the following days:
Monday, April 6, 2020

Monday, April 27 2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Good Samaritan, 3025 Terrace Dr., Las Cruces, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Call 575-430-0932 to sign-up. Harold O’Dell teaches the course.
Courses are the following days:

Saturday. March 28, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

St. Paul Methodist Church, 225 Griggs Ave., Las Cruces, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 575-312-8526 to reserved your place.
Courses are the following days:
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

For more information on these events, please contact AARP Las Cruces Chapter President Dave Lynch at 317-385-8874.

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