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Marcha por la paz y la justicia social

Posted on 03/12/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP formará parte de la 19.ª Marcha anual por la justicia en honor a César Chávez, en San Antonio el sábado 28 de marzo. La marcha tiene lugar todos los años el fin de semana más próximo al cumpleaños de Chávez para conmemorar su vida y trabajo como líder de los derechos civiles y activista sindical. Chávez fundó United Farm Workers of America (Trabajadores Agrícolas Unidos) y fue un defensor de la paz y la justicia social. El lema de …

Se buscan: voluntarios amantes de la diversión para Life@50+

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Por Susannah Newsmith Para Sonia Bittner, profesora de matemáticas jubilada de 81 años de edad, quien trabaja como acomodadora voluntaria en el Kravis Center for the Performing Arts de West Palm Beach, ofrecerse como voluntaria para ser acomodadora en el evento nacional para socios de AARP previsto para mayo, era una opción natural. “Simplemente, nos gusta hacer este tipo de cosas”, comenta la residente de Boynton Beach. Su marido, su hermana y su cuñado también asisten regularmente a los eventos nacionales …

Smart Drivers Keep Up With Changes

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Pamela Schmid Barb Heinzen, 68, likes to drive so much that she takes weeks-long, multistate road trips each year with a friend. After attending an AARP Smart Driver course recently, she feels more reassured than ever when she’s behind the wheel. “Now, when I’m out there, I’m very in tune,” the Bloomington resident said. “I want to make sure I have three to five seconds between me and the car in front of me. I want to make sure …

Little Guidance Given to Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Ann Levin When Joan Long was discharged from the hospital to a rehab facility and then sent home in January 2013, she had a new colostomy, a major abdominal wound, a complicated schedule of medications, and cognitive impairment stemming from prior treatment for a brain tumor. At no point in the discharge process did the medical staff sit down with her caregivers, Sarah Marques and Katie Patterson, and map out how to help Long manage by herself in her …

Finding Friendship With Furry Pals

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Jonathan Higuera For many people, a pet may be the companion that helps them stay active and alert as they age. AARP Arizona recognizes this and is working with the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) to help Phoenix residents take care of their pets through affordable vaccinations, spay and neutering services, and microchipping. “There are physical, mental and emotional advantages to owning a pet,” said AHS spokeswoman Bretta Nelson. “It becomes even more beneficial later in life.” The collaboration kicks …

Showcasing 19 Prominent Local Boomers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Rob Swenson AARP South Dakota has teamed up with photographer Rod Evans to recognize 19 boomers—one born during each year from 1946 to 1964—for contributions to the Sioux Falls community. Nominations were solicited for “The Boomer List: Sioux Falls,” and winners were selected by a committee. KELOLAND, a CBS affiliate, will air a documentary about the list at 6:30 p.m. March 5. After that, there will be a link to the program at aarp.org/siouxfalls. Evans’ museum-quality portraits of the …