These Lawyers Make House Calls

Posted on by AARP Washington DC

For more than 40 years, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) has delivered assistance to low-income older residents of the nation’s capital. But did you know LCE makes house calls? The Homebound Elderly Project (Project HELP) connects lawyers with low-income people 60-plus who cannot leave home to seek legal assistance. The lawyers handle a variety of civil cases, but no criminal cases. Services include preparing wills and assisting with landlord disputes, evictions, foreclosures and scams. LCE also will administer …

Protect Medicare Van Touts Program

Posted on by AARP North Carolina

Medicare isn’t there for you only when you’re sick. The health care program offers a slew of preventive services as well, including immunizations for older patients, who are especially vulnerable to influenza. The AARP Protect Medicare van is crisscrossing North Carolina this summer, reminding residents of the benefits Medicare offers and the battle to defend it. Preventive services under Medicare include screenings for colorectal cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses. The program covers flu shots because influenza can …

Law Slams Door on Financial Exploitation

Posted on by AARP West Virginia

One in 10 Americans 60 and older have experienced elder abuse or neglect. In almost 60 percent of cases, the perpetrator was a family member, usually an adult child or spouse. A new state law, backed by AARP West Virginia, aims to ensure that such criminals do not profit from wrongdoing. Working with nearly 30 volunteers, the AARP state office successfully pressed for passage of the law, which disqualifies people convicted of financial exploitation from inheriting money or property from …

Allowing Nurses to Delegate Could Ease Caregiving

Posted on by AARP Delaware

As the state population ages, an increasing number of older Delawareans want to continue to live at home with help from family caregivers. But many caregivers have full-time jobs and can’t be home to manage medications throughout the day. AARP Delaware is studying nurse delegation as a possible solution. This change would let registered nurses delegate authority to health care workers under their supervision to administer medications. That would relieve family caregivers of the burden of doing it themselves or …

Fight Fraud with Frank Abagnale

Posted on by AARP Connecticut

Frank Abagnale—who has advised the FBI on how to outsmart con artists for more than 40 years—will offer tips on how to avoid identity theft on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Central Connecticut State University. He is a corporate consultant on cybercrime and AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador. His remarks will cap off an event sponsored by AARP Connecticut. Abagnale was a successful scammer in his youth, posing as an airline pilot, attorney and doctor and cashing millions in bogus checks …

Stay Healthy; Stay Active

Posted on by AARP Virginia

You can go to the hospital when you’re ill. Or you can go to keep yourself healthy. AARP Virginia invites members and their friends to join ACTIVE: Adult Community That Is Very Energetic. The group meets monthly to enjoy a healthy lunch while listening to professionals discuss ways to stay active and healthy. Recent topics have included active vacations and managing medications. The group meets the last Wednesday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Inova Mount Vernon …

Join Us at the Craftsmen’s Fair

Posted on by AARP New Hampshire

For the fourth year in a row, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair is offering discount admission to AARP members. The 84th annual fair runs Aug. 5-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine, at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. The popular summer event features one-of-a-kind creations from 350 craftspeople. Attendees can enjoy strolling performances by puppeteers, magicians, mind readers and musicians. This year’s fair also offers a tasting tent showcasing regional food products. AARP members …

Get Social with AARP Maine Events

Posted on by AARP Maine

A home gardens tour, a moonlit walk and a celebrated author’s talk are among the local events AARP Maine is offering this summer. Stroll through the hidden gardens of Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood on Sunday, July 9. The first 75 people to sign up receive free admission. Walk the Eastern Trail by the light of a full moon Monday, Aug. 7, and learn about its flora and fauna from Carole Brush, director of the Eastern Trail Alliance. Listen to best-selling …

Come Sail with Us on Lake Champlain

Posted on by AARP Vermont

AARP Vermont will host its sixth annual Day on the Lake on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Community Sailing Center on Lake Champlain in Burlington. Each AARP member and one guest can choose among a guided harbor tour on a 23-foot keelboat, an hour-long paddleboard lesson or your own tour in a kayak or canoe. The free event offers morning and afternoon reservations. “We really enjoy meeting our members and treating them to an adventure on beautiful Lake Champlain that …

Enough is Enough: Push for State Budget Plan

Posted on by AARP Illinois

Through a recently launched campaign called Enough is Enough, AARP Illinois is encouraging state residents to demand that their elected officials come up with a plan to balance the state budget. For two years, the state has operated with a stopgap budget, leading to a 2017 deficit estimated to run between $5.6 billion and $7.2 billion. In addition, the state faces $13.2 billion in unpaid bills from previous years. The legislative impasse over the budget has stymied services, adversely affecting …