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 …

Life Reimagined in Huntsville

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama Nena Bright Moorer of the Magic City (AL) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated conducted a 90-minute Life Reimagined workshop at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville on Saturday, November 1. This workshop guides participants through self-discovery exercises to help them decide what goals they want to pursue, and answers the question: “What’s next?” Five ‘Savvy at 70′ and two ‘Fearless at 50′ women of the Progressive Homemakers, a social service club established in 1957, participated in the workshop, which encouraged participants …

AARP Releases 2014 Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides Ahead of the Election on November 4

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Press Contact: Jamie Harding Phone: 205-470-1265 JHarding@aarp.org                                                                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2014      AARP Releases 2014 Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides Ahead of the Election on November 4 Alabama candidates answered questions on issues important to Alabama voters age 50+ and their families   Montgomery, AL – AARP has released nonpartisan Voters’ Guides for the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4. Alabama candidates for state-wide and national office have answered AARP’s questions about issues important to voters age 50+, including Social …