I HEART CAREGIVERS — A Personal Story

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas   As caregivers, we know the ups and downs, the challenges and the joys of preparing meals, running errands, working with medical personnel, providing social support, balancing caregiver and career responsibilities, and…well, the list goes on and on because we do it all for the people who need us! I became a caregiver for my father several years ago. He had started to lose his eyesight and his memory and could no longer drive or be left at home alone. …

AARP Encourages Support of the CARE Act in 2015 Kansas Legislative Session

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Kansas | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Kansas | Press There’s a group of unsung heroes that fan out every day across Kansas. In cities big and small, rural and urban, they do things like give baths and help others get dressed. They dispense medicine and provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. They are family caregivers. More than 600,000 family caregivers in the Kansas make it possible for their loved ones to live independently at home. By helping with basic tasks of daily living, their mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, …

AARP Celebrates Iowa Family Caregivers, Community Partners

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Iowa During this season of sharing and giving thanks, AARP recognizes the silent army of Iowa family caregivers and partner organizations that provide the assistance they need to manage their caregiving responsibilities. “Especially in this busy time, we want caregivers to know they are appreciated and that there are great local community resources available across Iowa to help support them now and throughout the year,” said Kent Sovern AARP Iowa State Director. As part of the launch of AARP’s new “I …

Don’t Get Snowed This Holiday Season

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Montana | Comments

Money & Work | Montana | Press New Guide Highlights Three Holiday Scams to Watch Out For AARP Fraud Watch Network Helps Montanans Spot & Avoid Scams Helena, Mont., Dec. 19, 2014 — Retailers do big business during December, but so do thieves. With so much money flowing freely, con artists are out in full force.  That’s why AARP Fraud Watch Network developed a free, online resource guide so families can protect themselves and those they love from scams during the holiday season, and in the New …

…Looking Through a Different Lens

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Colorado | Home & Family Blog by CJay Smith, CEC Remember those resolutions that you made last year or possibly the year before?  Remember saying, “I’m going to lose weight, I’m going to change jobs, I’m going to save more, I’m going to eat more nutritiously,” yet by the end of the first month of the New Year you had already “fallen off the wagon.” Now don’t be too hard on yourself, many of us make resolutions such as these with the best of intentions. …

Clarksville/Montgomery County Livability Survey

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Local Resources | Press | Tennessee     Making Montgomery County a Great Place to Live: The 2014 Livable Communities Survey of Montgomery County, Tennessee Registered Voters Age 45+ AARP defines a livable community as one that allows people to maintain their independence and quality of life as they age and retire. With that, a livable neighborhood provides resources and fosters engagement in their neighborhood’s civic, economic, and social life. AARP Tennessee commissioned a neighborhood needs gap analysis of Montgomery County registered voters age 45+ via …