On Public TV, Expert Shows How to Avoid Scams

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T15:58:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-25T16:05:02+00:00">September 25, 2017</time> by AARP Iowa

AARP and Iowa Public Television have teamed up to produce Stealing Your Life, a program on how to guard against fraud. The show features Frank Abagnale, whose exploits decades ago were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can. Today, Abagnale is an authority on forgery, embezzlement and identity theft. For more than 40 years, he has advised the FBI and major corporations on how to outsmart con artists. As an ambassador for AARP Fraud Watch Network, he has …

Paid Family Leave Coming Next Year

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T04:04:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-22T15:27:00+00:00">September 22, 2017</time> by AARP New York

By Ann Levin Twice in her life, Nicole Cerullo has taken unpaid family leave. The first time, 11 years ago, she took three months off to care for her then 2-year-old seriously ill daughter; the second time, for her dying father. So Cerullo, 44, an elementary school teacher in Commack on Long Island, couldn’t be more pleased that as of Jan. 1, New York will join four other states in offering workers job-protected paid family leave. “It’s a huge relief …

Volunteers Press for CARE Act

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:50:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-26T11:11:28+00:00">September 26, 2017</time> by AARP Missouri

By John Reinhart As longtime family caregivers, Virginia Hopp and Rebecca McClanahan understand the importance of providing support to the thousands of Missourians caring for aging family members. Hopp, 72, of Carthage, and McClanahan, 65, of Kirksville, are both ardent advocates for passage of the CARE Act, which has died without a hearing in the Missouri General Assembly each of the past two years. Key provisions of the CARE Act (formally known as the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act) would …

Law Makes it Easier to Save for Retirement

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:16:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-26T11:36:15+00:00">September 26, 2017</time> by AARP Connecticut

AARP Connecticut is ramping up efforts to make sure a state law that can help private-sector workers save for retirement becomes a reality. The 2016 law aims to help about 600,000 workers in Connecticut who have no pension, 401(k) or other means of saving at work. It requires businesses that have five or more employees and don’t offer such a plan to allow their workers to participate in a private plan that was supposed to be set up by January …

State Moves to Expand Medical Care

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:15:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-02T10:27:10+00:00">October 2, 2017</time> by AARP South Carolina

By Holly Fisher Rep. Shannon Erickson’s great-grandfather was one of those doctors in rural Georgia who traveled the countryside to visit their patients. Sometimes patients paid in cash and sometimes they paid in chickens. Erickson’s mother was a nurse who spent more than 20 years in elder care. Her family history and her understanding of the need for better health care access in South Carolina led Erickson (R-Beaufort) to cosponsor a bill, signed into law in May, revising the Nurse …

Voluntarios latinos activos en asuntos de salud, luchan contra el fraude y defensa de derechos

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:10:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-29T11:38:49+00:00">September 29, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

Por Enrique Rangel Cuando John R. Vasquez, juez municipal jubilado de Austin, colgó su toga hace dos años, no se imaginó tener una vida de ocio. “No quería estar en casa todo el tiempo”, dijo recientemente Vasquez, de 62 años. “Quería retribuirle a mi comunidad”. Dos meses después de dejar el juzgado y mudarse a San Antonio, donde nació y creció, encontró su vocación como voluntario de AARP. “Me he involucrado cada vez más porque me gusta lo que están …

Report Identifies Long-Term Care Shortfalls

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:08:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-26T12:19:59+00:00">September 26, 2017</time> by AARP Delaware

Delaware’s population is aging faster than the national average. Are supportive services for long-term care adequate to deal with this trend? A state-by-state scorecard recently published by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation shows looming shortfalls in Delaware. The state ranks 28th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of its older residents and those with disabilities. Delaware did well on quality of life and quality of care, coming in at No. 6. But the …

Latino Volunteers Active on Programs and Projects

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:07:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-02T16:34:38+00:00">October 2, 2017</time> by AARP Texas

By Enrique Rangel When retired Austin Municipal Judge John R. Vasquez hung up his robe two years ago, he didn’t see himself living a life of leisure. “I didn’t want to be in my house all the time,” Vasquez, 62, said recently. “I wanted to give back to my community.” Two months after leaving the courthouse and moving to San Antonio, where he was born and raised, he found his calling as an AARP volunteer. “I’ve gotten involved more and …

Radio Show has Latino Flavor

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:05:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-20T15:44:40+00:00">September 20, 2017</time> by AARP Arizona

By James E. Garcia Seated behind the microphone at a Phoenix radio station one recent Saturday morning, David Parra, a fit and slender man in his 50s, talks with a group of guests about lowriders—car enthusiasts who restore classic late-model automobiles and equip them with hydraulic lifts so they can ride high or low to the ground, a popular tradition that dates back decades in the Chicano community. It’s the latest installment of AARP Arizona Hispanic Connection, an hour-long community …

Caregivers Conference Focuses on Dementia

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-01T03:03:00+00:00">October 1, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-26T12:08:10+00:00">September 26, 2017</time> by AARP Virginia

Virginia is home to an estimated 140,000 people with Alzheimer’s dementia, and the disease takes a toll on family caregivers as well. AARP Virginia is a member of the Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium and is cosponsoring its 31st Annual Caregiver Conference. Participants can learn more about what dementia is and how to care for themselves, as well as a loved one with the disease. The conference will be Friday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Korean …