— 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!

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5 p.m. MT Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— To honor his integral work supporting Wyoming’s family caregivers, AARP names Wyoming Governor Matt Mead as 2018 “Capitol Caregiver,” a bipartisan group of 65 elected officials from 24 states. These leaders have advanced policies that support Wyoming’s family caregivers, who help their parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home and in the community—where they want to be. Mead was honored with the Capitol Caregiver Award for his work to restore funding for Home and Community Based Services …

— 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 …

— Don’t miss our local, online event for family caregivers. ONLINE CARE FAIR Tips, tools, resources and support for family caregivers in Wyoming. Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2-5 p.m. PT When it comes to caring for a loved one, everyone’s journey is different. That’s why you shouldn’t miss AARP’s Online Care Fair, a FREE live online event that offers resources, answers and support no matter where yours takes you. Filled with tips, tools, and access to local and state services, the …

—   AARP offers a free online care fair for caregivers in the Rocky Mountain Region on Thursday, November 15 from 3-6 p.m. Filled with tips, tools, and access to local and state services, the Fair aims to help make caring for a spouse, parent or other loved one as smooth as possible—and help you prepare for what may be coming down the road. To register for the event, use this link or go to aarp.org/carefairWY. Register today to get helpful …

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— A pair of one-day care conferences for those age 50 and over will take place in Sweetwater County on Oct. 2 and 3 in Rock Springs and Green River respectively. The Sweetwater County Care Conference is an opportunity for members of the community to gather more information regarding the healthcare needs close to home. The conferences will offer informal presentations, vendors booths, and other printed materials. The conferences, which are offered free to the public, are a collaboration between the …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Center on Aging (WYCOA) and Wyoming’s chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association offer a webinar series for caregivers, friends, and family of dementia patients. The webinars may be seen online, or at a viewing site around the state, including the AARP State Office in Cheyenne. The webinar series takes place each Friday starting May 11 and running through June 8 and will feature a different topic specific to caregivers of dementia patient each week. The webinars focus …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …