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Every veteran deserves to be honored for their service and sacrifice. Wish of a Lifetime from AARP Wyoming celebrates veterans 65 and older with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C., to see the monuments and memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice. Over four days, the veterans develop meaningful connections as they share unforgettable moments while reflecting upon their service to our country.
Wyoming, at the rooftop of the nation, held a special significance for the United States airmail service, and we will explore the role our state had in the creation of this technological marvel. What happened in Wyoming laid the foundation for the commercial aviation world we enjoy today.
For older adults living in nursing homes and senior living centers, much of their time inside is spent alone. Frequently, enjoying the simple pleasure of getting outside is physically challenging.
The eighth annual Souper Bowl food drive, staffed and sponsored by AARP’s Sheridan Community Action Team (CAT) netted an estimated 1,100 pounds of food for local food banks in the Sheridan County area, last week.
The food drive will feature food donation bins around Sheridan decorated in the colors of the Philadelphia Eagles, with others in town wearing the Gold and Red of the Kansas City Chiefs. Donors are encouraged to make their pick for the winner of this year’s Big Game by placing their food donations in bins decorated in the colors of the team they believe will win.
Previous Community Challenge grants have led to impressive results with nearly half of grantees leveraging their projects into additional funding support from private and public sector partners and eight-in-10 overcoming barriers and advancing change.
AARP Wyoming is offering boxes of cheer to those who could use a pick-me-up and is asking for the public’s help in nominating those who could use a smile.
Grant funding is available for those interested in applying for the competitive Community Challenge Grants.
This column originally ran during the November 2021 edition of The AARP Wyoming News
This column originally appeared in the Jan. 2022 edition of AARP Wyoming News
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