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Cycle Our City in the Moonlight Ramble for Free

Posted on 06/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Get your bike ready and grab your helmet. The Moonlight Ramble—the nation’s longest-running nighttime bike ride—will roll through St. Louis again. Participants will gather the evening of Aug. 20 at Ballpark Village, with the first cyclists leaving the starting post a minute after midnight. As the title sponsor, AARP in St. Louis will be heavily involved in this event, which attracts thousands of riders, many of them AARP members. The Ramble began in 1964 and has become a great summer …

Hospitals Helping Caregivers on Medical Tasks

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Lisa Bertagnoli Three times in her life, Chris Damon has served as a caregiver to loved ones. “I know what a challenge it is,” said Damon, 66, executive director of CareSmart Illinois, a Wadsworth-based nonprofit that provides support to older adults, adults with physical and cognitive challenges, and their caregivers. “With so many caregivers, their parents are discharged, and they don’t know what to do,” Damon said. “They’ve never been involved, and many hospitals haven’t wanted to involve family …

Los planes de ahorro en el lugar de trabajo aumentan las esperanzas

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Por Laura Mecoy Los doce empleados de Booksmith son como muchos otros trabajadores de tiendas minoristas en San Francisco: están más preocupados por el pago de sus altísimos alquileres que por ahorrar para la jubilación, dice su propietaria Christin Evans. Así que aunque Evans quería ofrecerles un plan de ahorros para la jubilación, dice que no podría justificar el costo y la carga administrativa que supone la creación de un plan para los trabajadores de la librería. Ahora Evans está …

Dementia Toolkit Helps Caregivers

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Joanne Cleaver Every morning, when Mary Eslick arrives at her job as a payroll manager for Primex Inc., in Lake Geneva, she dreads getting “the call.” The call will come from her mother. It will involve a crisis with her father, 85, whose Alzheimer’s disease is progressing rapidly. All he wants to do is putter in his beloved garage machine shop. He sometimes forgets to eat or address his personal care and doesn’t want to cooperate when it comes …

‘Prepare to Care’ ofrece asesoramiento para cuidadores

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Romell Cooks, de 72 años, es una de los voluntarios de AARP Georgia que enseña cómo planificar para el rol de cuidador familiar. Foto — Melissa Golden Por Ann Hardie Romell Cooks conoce todos los pormenores sobre cómo ser cuidadora: su padre vivió hasta los 94 años, y su madre hasta los 100. Ahora Cooks se encuentra entre los voluntarios de AARP Georgia que dirigen un taller llamado Prepare to Care, que ayuda a las personas a planificar para poder …

Ready to Explore Something New?

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Hollie Deese Anna Walker was preparing to relaunch her image consulting business after a 10-year hiatus, but she had some doubts. Then she heard about AARP’s Life Reimagined program from a friend. Walker, 50, of Nashville, attended a Life Reimagined Checkup—a 90-minute workshop filled with activities and conversation—then completed a variety of online Life Reimagined programs, tackling topics from career preparation and launching a business to valuing your potential. “My friend introduced me to Life Reimagined because she knew …

Find Your Next Steps With Life Reimagined

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Many boomers are facing life transitions and trying to answer the question “What’s next?” The AARP Life Reimagined program helps people make such decisions and take first steps along their chosen path. AARP New Hampshire is offering a 90-minute Life Reimagined Checkup on Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Millyard Museum in downtown Manchester. Through a series of easy exercises, the Checkup provides tools and advice to help users make progress on major transitions in areas such as …

New President Hailed for Uniting People

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

By Melissa Preddy A uniter, not a divider. That’s the word around Michigan about AARP’s new president, Eric Schneidewind, who succeeds outgoing president Jeannine English this month. Amid a divisive political and social climate, longtime associates expect that Schneidewind, 71, will take the national reins with a steady hand and quiet talent for breaking gridlock and getting things done. “He brings people together,” said Mary Ablan, executive director since 1985 of the Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan. She’s …

Focus on Issues; Meet the Candidates

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

As the state gears up to elect its next governor, AARP is offering members a chance to meet the candidates and learn their positions on issues important to Vermonters age 50-plus. AARP will host an information and training session for those interested in talking with candidates about their plans to improve transportation infrastructure, for example, or to keep utilities affordable. Volunteers will facilitate discussions of key issues at town hall meetings and other events, or through social media. “This is …

Ayudamos a los hispanos a obtener cobertura de salud

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/theaarpbulletin/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Blog Author |

Por Cynthia Pasquale El año pasado, en el estado de Colorado, más residentes que nunca obtuvieron seguro médico. Pero los hispanos —un 21% de los residentes de dicho estado— se han quedado atrás en la obtención de la cobertura de salud, y representan un 37.6% de la población de Colorado sin seguro. AmeriCorps y AARP Colorado desean cambiar esta situación. Las dos organizaciones se han unido en el área de Denver para ayudar a los no asegurados a aprovechar las …