— 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!

— Care_for_Critters_277241361_1080x1080_F30.mp4 Care For Critters is back in Sweetwater County for 2019. Click here to find out how you can help Sweetwater County seniors and their furry friends. http://spr.ly/6185E5re5 Posted by AARP Wyoming on Thursday, April 25, 2019   Sweetwater County pets and their owners are looking forward to the 2019 Care for Critters Campaign, which helps seniors pay for food, vaccines and other items for their pets through donations, as well as funding from AARP Wyoming. This year’s Care for …

— Students from the Star Valley High School Student Council will take part in AARP Wyoming’s Senior High Tech project at the Thayne Senior Center from 11 a.m. –  1 p.m. on May 9. The Senior High Tech program pairs student service organizations with adults interested in learning more about their cellular phones and mobile devices through one-on-one tutoring with students. The training is free and there is no requirement to be an AARP member in order to take part in …

— 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 …

—   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 …

— 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 …

— Cheyenne’s Judy Weickum was honored by AARP Wyoming with the organization’s Eddie Wadda Community Service Award Thursday. In true volunteer fashion, Weickum was not able to receive her award, as he was putting the final touches for its first fundraising event for the Friday Food Bag Foundation in Cheyenne. The Kickoff for Kids event will feature, dinner, dancing, and a keynote address by former Denver Bronco Coach Mike Shanahan tomorrow night at Little America. Weickum is one of the driving …

— Thermopolis’ Kay Bjorklund was honored with AARP Wyoming’s Andrus Award Thursday evening in Casper as AARP’s Volunteer Awards Recognition Dinner. US Senator John Barrasso, MD, and his wife, Bobbi joined the awards presentation. Bobbi has lived in Thermopolis and reported Bjorklund delivers Meals on Wheels to her parents. Senator Barasso honored Bjorklund by reading aloud the entry he plans to make into the Congressional Record, upon the Senate’s reconvening this week. The Andrus Award  named after AARP founder, Dr. Ethel …

— Laramie’s Jody Lowe was honored by AARP Wyoming with its Eddie Wadda Community Service Award Thursday evening at the organization’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper. The AARP Community Contact Award was renamed the Eddie Wadda Community Service Award in 2012 in honor of former AARP Wyoming volunteer Eddie Wadda, a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and an outstanding AARP Community Volunteer. Wadda was a great example of the power of volunteers who are willing to work for those in …

— 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 …

— Wayne Schatz  is well known in AARP Wyoming circles as a long-time member of the organization’s Executive Council. Thursday night, he was honored for his work on behalf of educators during his retirement at AARP Wyoming’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner in Casper. An advocate in and out of the classroom, Schatz was a leader and officer of the Sheridan Central Education Association for 35 years. He also acted as the state treasurer for the Wyoming Education Association, and was a school …