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Caregiving Ad Council2
Often people become family caregivers by circumstance. It starts slowly – you find yourself helping your loved one by running errands, sorting through bills, and picking up prescriptions. But how do you know when it’s time to become a full-time caregiver and who all should be involved in that discussion?
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AARP New Mexico is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE Albuquerque. The SBA and SCORE will host an “encore entrepreneur” event in Albuquerque, April 17th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the SBA office, 500 Gold Ave. SW, Suite 11301. Participants must register at http://albuquerque.score.org/localworkshops or by calling 505-248-8232. 
Senior Day
AARP New Mexico had a very successful legislative session as several priority measures it supported were signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez.
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AARP New Mexico has selected Jackie Cooper, of Santa Fe, as its next State President. Cooper will replace outgoing State President Louis Sarabia, of Las Cruces, whose term has expired. 
Roy Aragon and Leo Garza
When it comes to protecting Medicare and Social Security, New Mexico’s 50 plus population has plenty to say and surprisingly, those thoughts seem to cross political party lines.
Gene and Clara --YEAS Event
AARP New Mexico’s new State Director Gene Varela finds satisfaction in connecting people with the services and resources they need that can help them build better lives.
Andrus Winner
Sue Lundgren, of Las Cruces, has been named AARP New Mexico’s 2012 Andrus Award winner. The award is named for AARP’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus and is given to a volunteer who most exemplifies her example and motto of “to serve, not to be served.”Lundgren was bestowed the honor because of the countless hours she gives to a variety of organizations in Las Cruces, her dedication toward serving others and her belief that community service is important.
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