— 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 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 …

— 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 …

— Pat Sherwood of Glenrock was honored last Tuesday in Casper for her work with AARP’s Smart Driver Course, during the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The AARP Smart Driver course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation’s first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 35 years, the course has taught over 16 million drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible. The program is …

Cathy Gonzales - Wyoming

— Cathy Gonzales of Cheyenne has been selected by AARP to receive the 2015 AARP Wyoming Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award. Named for AARP founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer. AARP Wyoming selected Gonzales for her remarkable service which has greatly …

— By AARP Driver Safety This June, AARP Driver Safety is recognizing National Safety Month because we know safer driving saves lives. Safer driving can also save you money on car insurance premiums or costly vehicle repairs. However, safer driving isn’t possible without an alert, cautious driver. This month, concentrating on the following three aspects of the driving experience can help you be a safer, smarter driver: 1. A healthy driver is a safer driver. Just as your car needs regular …