— 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 is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities.The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. Eligible Organizations and Projects The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case …

— 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 …

— Golden Eagle Family Program AARP Wyoming and Laramie County Community College Foundation are teaming up to make Cheyenne feel a little more like home for members of the women's basketball team. If you are willing to join the Golden Eagle Family Program, contact Melissa Dishman in the LCCC Foundation office at: MDishman@lccc.wy.edu. For more, check out: http://spr.ly/6188D76xC Posted by AARP Wyoming on Thursday, October 18, 2018 There’s no place like home and The Laramie County Community College Foundation (LCCC) and …

— On October 2, AARP Wyoming formally congratulated the City of Laramie on becoming the 293rd community in the nation, and third in the State of Wyoming, to enroll in AARP’s network of Age Friendly Communities. Representatives from AARP Wyoming State Office as well as AARP volunteers from the Laramie Valley presented a certificate and letter of welcome from AARP’s national offices to the Laramie City Council on Oct. 2. “Receiving the Age Friendly designation is a significant first step for …

— East High School students will bring their tech savvy to the Cheyenne Senior Center (2101 Thomes Ave.) to help the residents better understand how to use their mobile devices from 11 a.m. – noon on Saturday, October 27. The project, known as Senior Tech High, is a collaboration between AARP Wyoming, the Cheyenne Senior Center, the Cheyenne East High School Interact Club, as well as East High School’s ROTC Cyberpatriot Team. Interact Clubs are affiliates of Rotary International, which bring …

— AARP Wyoming is asking Wyoming football fans to guess the score of Cowboy games this year. Winners of these contests will be rewarded with two tickets and a parking pass to an upcoming Wyoming football game. Click below to read the official contest rules for each contest. Wyoming AARP Social Media Contest Rules for Wyoming/New Mexico State Game

— Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including Wyoming projects in Laramie and Rock Springs.  A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each project, which must be completed by November 5, …

— AARP Wyoming will offer a free screening of the movie, “The Intern,” at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16 at The Cody Council on Aging Senior Center, 613 16th St., Cody. The movie is presented through AARP’s Movies for Grownups series, which seeks to fight social isolation in those aged 50 and over. The movie is offered free to the public, with AARP also providing a snack. Seating is limited by the size of the Senior Center, and attendees are …

— AARP Wyoming will offer a FREE screening of the movie, “Catch Me If You Can,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at The Studio City Cinema, 5020 E 2nd St., Casper. The movie is presented through AARP’s Movies for Grownups series, which seeks to fight social isolation in those age 50 and over. The movie is offered free to the public, with AARP also picking up the tab for popcorn and a drink. Seating is limited by the size …

— Communities across the nation are taking steps to become better places to live and age, according to data analyzed from the newly updated AARP Livability Index. Along with overall livability trends, AARP identifies the top ten large, mid-size, and small cities. The index uses more than 50 national data sources to score every neighborhood and community in the U.S. based on seven categories of livability:  affordable housing, public transportation, neighborhood, social engagement, health, environment, engagement, and opportunity. “The majority of …