AARP Wyoming hopes to see more people engaged in community activities

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- AARP Wyoming is based in Cheyenne. That's one reason why Tanya Johnson, Associate State Director Community Outreach/Advocacy, said she wants to see more people involved in Community Action Teams. These teams are groups of volunteers who help plan events for those over 50 years old in the community.

If you'd like to find out more information you can contact Tanya Johnson. Her telephone number is 307-432-5810 and her email is

In Casper, the Community Action Team is providing an opportunity for those over 50 to adopt a dog over 5 for free. It's called "50 and 5." The Community Action Team and the Casper Humane Society partnered to put on the event. AARP Wyoming covers the cost of the adoption. Those who want to adopt, still need to go through a background check before they can adopt a pet. In 2018, five dogs and one cat were adopted through the program.