El Plan de Alzheimer Ayuda a Los Cuidadores

Posted on by AARP Arizona

Por Ford Burkhart Cathy Rickel sonríe mientras escucha a su hijo Brad tocar la trompeta. “Siempre tuvo afinidad por la música“, recuerda con orgullo durante la hora de socialización en un centro de cuidado diurno para adultos mayores en Tucson, en donde Brad brindaba entretenimiento para ella y otros pacientes con Alzheimer. La forma en la que Brad, de 29 años, y Cathy, de 65 años, consiguieron llegar a este punto es una muestra de lo valioso que es tener …

Volunteers Give Advocacy a Boost

Posted on by AARP Texas

By Thomas Korosec Eva Bonilla fought back tears as she told legislators about her experience caring for her father and daughter. It was intimidating to tell her story to the Texas House Public Health Committee, she recalled. “There’s a group of people looking at you. You’re not a professional who’s used to doing this,” she said of her 2014 appearance before the panel. Still, the 68-year-old tour company owner from Fort Worth was able to describe her difficulty in keeping …

Alzheimer’s Plan Helps Caregivers

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By Ford Burkhart Cathy Rickel smiled as she listened to her son Brad play the trumpet. “He was always musical,” she recalled with pride during a social hour at an adult day care health center in Tucson, where Brad was entertaining her and several others who have Alzheimer’s disease. How Brad, 29, and Cathy, 65, got there illustrates the value of having a network of resources for family caregivers. After Cathy’s husband, Del, died last year, Brad consulted a string …

Hoosiers Use Bike Trails for Work and Play

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By Robert Annis The day after his 75th birthday last April, Wayne Payne celebrated by riding his bicycle 75 miles, using the Cardinal Green­way, which runs from Richmond to Marion. “I can’t tell you how many people my age or older I see on the trail,” said Payne, a Muncie resident, who rides it at least four times a week during the warmer months. “I had a quadruple bypass in 1999, and riding a stationary bike was part of my …

Se inaugurará el Centro de arte para veteranos

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Pinturas, fotografías y otros trabajos artísticos realizados por veteranos estarán en exhibición el 25 de marzo en la gran inauguración del Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay (en inglés). AARP Florida es un patrocinador de la inauguración debido a los lazos estrechos que mantiene con los veteranos y con la comunidad artística, explicó Colleen Krepstekies, subdirectora estatal de comunicaciones para AARP Florida. Más de 1.5 millones de veteranos han hecho del “estado del sol” su hogar. Es por esto que AARP …

Help Find What’s Your ‘Next?’

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AARP New Hampshire offers Life Reimagined Checkups to help people think in new ways about what’s next in their life in terms of work, health, relationships or long-deferred goals. The Checkups are consistently well attended and have been so popular that more volunteers are needed to guide the sessions. AARP will host a training session for Life Reimagined guides on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon’s McLane Center in Concord. Lunch will …

¿Necesitas ayuda para desarrollar tu idea de un servicio comercial de prestación de cuidados?

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Los empresarios en el sector floreciente de los servicios de prestación de cuidados pueden refinar sus ideas y modelos de negocio en un curso de 18 horas para grupos pequeños, diseñado específicamente para ellos. Las clases del programa Caregiver Accelerator (en inglés) de Jacksonville son parte del creciente interés de AARP en apoyar a quienes necesitan del cuidado y a quienes lo proveen. El programa de aceleración está destinado a las empresas que acaban de comenzar o están casi listas …

Let’s Get Social

Posted on by AARP Maine

AARP Maine invites members to two special social events this month. Get your first beverage for free at an “On Tap” event at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Portland on Thursday, March 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. Then enjoy the outdoors by joining the Rise & Shine Walk on the Eastern Trail in Kennebunk on Saturday, March 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The walk begins and ends at Kennebunk Elementary School. Similar events are scheduled or are being …

Can You Qualify for a Tax Credit?

Posted on by AARP Washington DC

With the tax filing deadline looming, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) is reminding district residents they may be eligible for a tax credit of up to $1,000 to help with housing costs. Available to both homeowners and renters, the credit could help some residents avoid eviction, foreclosure or utility shutoffs. Once available only to people with up to $20,000 adjusted gross income per year, the credit has been extended to those with up to $50,000 a year—or $60,000 …

El Problema: Ahorrar Para la Jubilación

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Por Ann Levin    Unos años atrás, Deborah Waite, de Clifton Springs, no estaba muy preocupada por la jubilación. Ella y su esposo habían tenido buenos empleos en el norte de Nueva York, habían ahorrado a través de sus cuentas 401(k) y esperaban con ansias empezar a viajar. Luego, en un plazo de un par de años, su matrimonio se vino abajo y Waite se fracturó la pelvis en un accidente de tirolesa. “Ahora no estoy segura de poder jubilarme y …