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Teach so They Can Care

Posted on 11/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP New York is pressing for legislation that could reduce hospital readmissions by showing family caregivers how to administer follow-up care.  The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would require hospital staff to ask each patient to designate a caregiver, notify the caregiver if the patient is discharged or moved to another facility, and teach the caregiver how to do procedures the patient will need at home, such as dressing wounds or managing medications.  To help with advocacy, AARP New …

¿Habla AARP? Join Us at La Feria de la Familia

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

On November 9, 2014, AARP DC welcomes Washington, DC-area Latinos to La Feria de la Familia (Family Fair), a FREE festive event sponsored by the Spanish-language television network Telemundo. At the AARP DC booth #425, we will provide family health and consumer information, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the D.C. Armory during this event. La Feria, will have AARP DC bilingual volunteers and staff at its booth to provide information about financial security, keeping Social Security strong, signing …

Dreaming About Your Future?

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Leslee Jaquette Drawing on a background in sales and human resource management, Dori Gillam, 62, of Seattle, has for 15 years run a consulting business, Creative Leadership Resources, for boomers on how to make career changes. Two years ago, she began conducting workshops called Positive Endings, advising clients on end-of-life planning. Her path to an encore career was similar to the course of introspection laid out in the AARP Life Re­imagined program. Inspired by the book of the same …

Caregivers Searching for More Help

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Ray Huard About four years ago, Antoinette Alioto’s 86-year-old father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Weeks later, her mother, 82, suffered two strokes. Suddenly, Alioto, a single mother of four children in San Diego, was faced with becoming an almost full-time caregiver while trying to get a small business teaching cooking classes off the ground. Her three sisters helped, but Alioto, 50, said she became the primary caregiver. “It was pretty much around the clock,” Alioto said. “My …

Cupcakes and Caregiving: Here’s Help

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Providing care for a family member can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging tasks that any person can face. On Nov. 22, AARP will honor caregivers as part of National Family Caregivers Month by giving away cupcakes and information at the Downey Farmers Market, 11039 Downey Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP caregiving experts will be available to answer questions and provide resources. Across California, more than 4 million people help with food preparation and …

Tutors get a Boost from Helping Students

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Sarah Hollander We all have that teacher we remember decades later, the adult who took a real interest in us when we were kids. For James Williams, that teacher was Ms. Yancy. Her special attention made him consider a career in teaching. Williams went into banking, but his interest in teaching never waned. Now 71, the Shaker Heights retiree has become a classroom fixture through Experience Corps, a national AARP literacy tutoring program. He spends 15 hours or more …