The State of Wyoming is spending big on long term care and other issues around aging and the subject has officially risen to the level of op priority for the Legislature’s Joint Labor, Health, and Social Services Committee.
Natrona County residents are encouraged to come to the Casper Senior Center on April 16 at 11 a.m. to receive free one-on-one tutoring on their cell phones and other mobile devices thanks to a partnership between AARP Wyoming and SkillsUSA.
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 evening performance Saturday, January 19, 2019.
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.
AARP Wyoming has released its 2017 Winter Newsletter with features on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Cheyenne; as well as CenturyLink's efforts to deregulate phone service in parts of Wyoming; and a column on the phases of hunting by Wyoming outdoor writer Ty Stockton. To read the Winter 2017 edition, click below.
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.
Thousands of guardians across Wyoming and in neighboring states are celebrating today as Governor Matt Mead signed into law SF39 – a bill that will remove the barriers that previously limited guardians from providing continuous care across state lines. The bill, which comes at no cost to Wyoming taxpayers, passed unanimously out of both chambers of the legislature.