— Give it a week and the Sheridan community will come through for its own. AARP’s Sheridan Chapter netted 700 pounds of donated food in just five days through its annual Souper Bowl food drive, last week. The food drive is in its fifth year and asks community members to donate food into one of two donation bins reflecting the donors pick to win the Super Bowl. The bins, which were decorated by the Sheridan Retired Teachers Association, were placed at …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

— Here and Now Art Program in Casper Every month Wyoming Dementia Care and The Nicholaysen Art Museum in Casper partner to offer a recreational art class for dementia patients and their caregivers. Perhaps more important than the art is the chance to reconnect. To learn how to implement this in your community, check out: http://spr.ly/6188DMQPo Posted by AARP Wyoming on Thursday, January 25, 2018 Editor’s note:  This is the first of what will be several videos AARP Wyoming will post …

— By Sam Shumway AARP Wyoming State Director   We’ve sang Auld Lang Syne, and the final college bowl games are over, which means it is time to examine New Year’s resolutions for 2018.  For many, that means getting their financial house in order and AARP offers a few simple financial practices to make your improve your financial health in 2018. One of the most important steps is to create a formal budget and stick to it. Creating a weekly or …

— AARP welcomes this week’s passage in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The legislation requires the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for his signature. “There are over 66,000 unpaid caregivers in Wyoming and over 40 million people nationwide,” said AARP Wyoming State …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MT Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. MT What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— After strong attendance at its Dec. 2017 Movies For Grown Ups events in Casper and Cheyenne, AARP Wyoming will host another free movie for members in Casper on Jan. 9 at Studio City in Casper. The Movies for Grown Ups series screens free movies for AARP members and even buys a popcorn and soda for those attending. On Jan. 9, AARP will screen Only The Brave, starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, and Jennifer Connelly. Only The Brave is …

— CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee met ahead of February’s budget session Dec. 4-5 in Cheyenne, to look for cash to fill the state’s empty coffers. While the agenda suggested a number of tax bills would be considered this week, the committee decided to table a few of the bills until the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG) could present its revenue estimates for the state in mid-Jan. This meant tabling bills on leisure and hospitality taxes, sales tax …