— 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!

— Senior High Tech Cheyenne Final.mp4 On March 22 our friends at Cheyenne East and Triumph High Schools joined us for an AARP Senior High Tech and offered their tech tutoring skills to residents age 50 and over. The results were amazing. Thank you to Interact Clubs from East and Triumph as well as the East High Air Force Jr. ROTC and the Laramie County Public Library. Posted by AARP Wyoming on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Natrona County residents are encouraged …

— Sheridan-area residents donated nearly 750 pounds of food to two Sheridan County food banks during the sixth annual Souper Bowl, a food drive led by AARP Wyoming’s Sheridan Community Action Team. “I think the support of the Sheridan community was great,”  says Clarence Montano, one of the directors of the event for the Sheridan Community Action Team.  “The feedback from the food bank and Salvation Army was a lot of gratitude and appreciation. We just had a great team this …

— The Reveille Rotary Club of Casper has partnered with AARP Wyoming, the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, and the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra to provide an evening out on the town for seniors (age 60+) who prefer not to drive at night. The fee for the event is $15 and includes transportation, dinner, and admission to the concert.  The Reveille Rotary Club will offer transportation to and from seniors’ homes in the Casper area to dinner and the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra …

— 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 …

— 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 announced two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include projects in Casper as well as Jackson. Both grants will be used to fund age-friendly bus stops in their respective communities. Each project was funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “These awards show the continued commitment of AARP to maintain a high …

— Under a revision of the Wyoming Telecommunications Act, state residents will continue to have the right to affordable, reliable landline service, no matter where they live. That right may be particularly important in Wyoming’s vast rural areas where cellular service is spotty. Many Wyomingites rely on landline service as their only means of communication. AARP Wyoming worked with legislators and industry representatives for two years to pass the revised law, which took effect July 1, when the previous act expired. …

AARP Wyoming community support

— AARP joined with members of the Cheyenne unit of the Wyoming Retired Educator Personnel (WREP) last week to give back to the community. Through a donation from both organizations, the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens purchased a new giraffe topiary for the Cheyenne Children’s Village. In addition, the botanic gardens hosted two educational classes for young children and their parents or grandparents to learn more about topiary art, wire art and other art topics. “The children’s village and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens …

Hiking with llama

— AARP and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) have specifically designed this wilderness expedition for intrepid AARP members and qualifying family members who are interested in exploring their “Real Possibilities.” If you are seeking opportunities to learn new leadership skills, exercise creative solutions in a unique context and travel in a beautiful wilderness mountain range, then read on… The Wind River Range is the site for this expedition. This rugged, glacier-carved range is renowned for its sheer granite walls and famous …