— 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 Wyoming. We hope you’ll join us!

— The Paintrock FFA Chapter in Basin, Wyo. will bring its knowledge of cell phones and other mobile devices to the Big Horn Fairgrounds for free one-on-one tutoring on Dec. 15. The event, a collaboration with AARP Wyoming, called Senior High Tech, will run from from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the office building of the Big Horn County Fairgrounds in Basin. The training is free and there is no requirement to be an AARP member in order to take …

— The city of Laramie took another step toward becoming an age-friendly community with a new garden funded by a $20,000 AARP Community Challenge grant. The garden provides healthy food and multigenerational education in the Kiwanis Park area, which is far from other neighborhood gardens and grocery stores. The city of Rock Springs was also awarded a Community Challenge grant of $5,000 for a downtown mural that celebrates the heritage of local miners and railroad workers. To participate in the Age-Friendly …

— Governor Matt Mead will join AARP Wyoming on Monday, Dec. 3 to take part in a TeleTown Hall with AARP Wyoming members around the state. The TeleTown Hall will get underway at 6:30 p.m. and allow AARP Wyoming members the opportunity to hear the Governor discuss his eight years in office, as well as his view on the future of Wyoming. The TeleTown Hall format will also allow for a select few AARP members to ask the state’s chief executive …

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— A report released by AARP shows Wyoming’s state budget could benefit from continued and increased investment in Home and Community Based Services in an effort to keep its citizens aging in their homes, and out of nursing facilities, which are often paid for by the state. Among the most pressing concerns revealed by AARP’s “Across the States” report is the fact Wyoming is aging faster than other states, and its caregiver pool – the number of residents in the age …

— AARP will host a pair of National TeleTown Halls on Tuesday, November 13 on scams targeting veterans. The calls are free and open to all who served and their families. AARP is hosting these teletown halls, following Veteran’s Day, in collaboration with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to share information about Operation Protect Veterans; a joint effort to raise awareness of scams targeting Veterans, Military and their Families, and to warn Veterans about scams that specifically target them. …

— Cheyenne’s Judy Weickum was honored by AARP Wyoming with the organization’s Eddie Wadda Community Service Award Thursday. In true volunteer fashion, Weickum was not able to receive her award, as he was putting the final touches for its first fundraising event for the Friday Food Bag Foundation in Cheyenne. The Kickoff for Kids event will feature, dinner, dancing, and a keynote address by former Denver Bronco Coach Mike Shanahan tomorrow night at Little America. Weickum is one of the driving …

— Thermopolis’ Kay Bjorklund was honored with AARP Wyoming’s Andrus Award Thursday evening in Casper as AARP’s Volunteer Awards Recognition Dinner. US Senator John Barrasso, MD, and his wife, Bobbi joined the awards presentation. Bobbi has lived in Thermopolis and reported Bjorklund delivers Meals on Wheels to her parents. Senator Barasso honored Bjorklund by reading aloud the entry he plans to make into the Congressional Record, upon the Senate’s reconvening this week. The Andrus Award  named after AARP founder, Dr. Ethel …

— Laramie’s Jody Lowe was honored by AARP Wyoming with its Eddie Wadda Community Service Award Thursday evening at the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper. The AARP Community Contact Award was renamed the Eddie Wadda Community Service Award in 2012 in honor of former AARP Wyoming volunteer Eddie Wadda, a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and an outstanding AARP Community Volunteer. Wadda was a great example of the power of volunteers who are willing to work for those in …

— AARP Wyoming honored Casper’s Barb Summers with its Community Action Team Leader award Thursday night at the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Awards Dinner in Casper. Casper has one of the state’s largest and most impactful Community Action Teams, though that wasn’t always the case. Over the past two years, the Casper Community Action Team has put together a group of volunteers, which meets monthly, and has put together such events as an evening with Frank Abagnale, a Shred Fest, and several …