— 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!

— 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 …

— Wayne Schatz  is well known in AARP Wyoming circles as a long-time member of the organization’s Executive Council. Thursday night, he was honored for his work on behalf of educators during his retirement at AARP Wyoming’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper. An advocate in and out of the classroom, Schatz was a leader and officer of the Sheridan Central Education Association for 35 years. He also acted as the state treasurer for the Wyoming Education Association, and was a school …

— Maxine Yeager is the 2018 AARP Wyoming Community Partner Award winner, having been honored by AARP Wyoming during its Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper, Thursday. Yeager has recently left her job as the Marketing and Special Events Coordinator for the Young at Heart Community Center in Rock Springs. While at Young at Heart, Yeager ran programming for AARP Wyoming, offering community center clients information on everything from brain health, to fraud through AARP’s volunteer portal. Among the more interesting projects …

— AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age. A big part of that work comes through its advocacy at the national, state, and local level. Few in Wyoming are more connected with AARP Wyoming’s advocacy efforts in the statehouse than Cheyenne’s Lindi Kirkbride.  Kirkbride has done her work through the AARP Wyoming’s GRiT or Government Relations Team, which follows bills of interest to AARP members, and lobbies members of the state …

— It is very possible that no one has trained as many drivers on Wyoming roadways as has Richard Macht. Thursday night, Macht was honored by AARP Wyoming for his work with the Driver Safety Program during the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Awards in Casper. Macht taught driver’s education during his nine years teaching in Lusk and 26 years in Big Horn before volunteering to teach driver safety classes for AARP Wyoming, starting in 2003. He has also continued to teach driver’s …

—   Rock Springs resident, Sara Narramore was honored by AARP for her work with AARP’s Tax Aide program, Thursday night at the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper. Narramore started her work with AARP’s Tax Aide program preparing returns, before becoming a district coordinator, looking after sites at the Young At Heart Senior Center in Rock Springs, The Bridger Valley Senior Center in Mountain View, and Green River. Currently, Narramore is the State of Wyoming Tax Aide Administrative Specialist. She …