It’s Older Driver Week!

Posted on 12/3/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing In celebration of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week – December 1 through 5 – AARP members and non-members can register fo the AARP Smart Driver online course at 30 percent off the normal rate! This offer is good until December 7! Upon registration at www.aarpdriversafety.org, participants have 60 days to complete the course in which they will learn valuable safe driving strategies. Older Driver Safety Week is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and aims to provide understanding …

Holiday Checkup: Helping Older Relatives

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alabama | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Planning to visit older relatives this holiday season? The best present you can give is to check on loved ones who are aging in place. AARP Alabama encourages families to take stock while sharing turkey and eggnog. If a relative’s mobility has diminished, is the home still accessible? Do new health issues require a doctor’s attention? Are finances in order? About 28 percent of people age 65-plus—and nearly half of women age 75-plus—live alone, according to the Administration on Aging. …

Celebrate Caregivers!

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Missouri | Comments

Home & Family At any time during the year, more than 1,270,000 Missourians perform a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can remain in their homes. These family caregivers are sometimes on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and often they can’t even take a break. But they wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s why we honor these unsung heroes for their labor of love during November: National Family …

Close Families are at the Heart of Caregiving

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family When Stormy, age 8, was in kindergarten, her teachers started sending her home from school frequently for vomiting and losing her balance. After a couple doctor visits, the family was told to wait and see what happens. When her situation didn’t improve, her great-grandparents took the lead and arranged for a doctor visit at a local Children’s Hospital. Soon afterwards, Stormy was diagnosed with an amelablastoma, or brain tumor. She’d had it for 6 months. Stormy’s father had passed away …

Open Enrollment Starts Saturday for State’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing Delaware will launch the second open enrollment period of its Health Insurance Marketplace will run from Nov. 15, 2014 – Feb. 15, 2015, and is  ready to build on the success of season one in which 14,400 Delawareans signed up for private health coverage.  Individuals must sign up by Dec. 15 for coverage to be effective Jan. 1. Policies for all current enrollees expire on Dec. 31.  Key features of the Health Insurance Marketplace in Delaware for 2015 include: More choice: People who …

AARP Mississippi Observes November As National Family Caregiver Month

Posted on 11/6/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

Money & Work | Volunteering November is National Family Caregiver Month, and AARP Mississippi will highlight the need to support caregivers and those for whom they care. More than 800,000 Mississippians perform a great labor love: caring for an aging parent or loved one. These family caregivers provide an invaluable resource, helping seniors stay at home – where they want to be. That’s why AARP is committed to supporting caregivers and their loved ones. Mississippi ranks 49th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term …