Protect Yourself, Family & Friends from Fraud

Posted on 01/20/2015 by | Associate State Director/Communications | Comments

Alabama | Volunteering   It’s a startling fact: By the time you read this sentence, 3 people in America will have had their identities stolen.   You hear about it almost every day. Financial and personal information falls into the hands of unscrupulous con artists who make a living stealing your money. Here are just a few of the scams we have confirmed:   Your phone rings at night when you are trying to get dinner. A young voice says, “Grandpa, I’m in …

Shakespeare, Patsy Cline – and Discounts

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Alabama | Events Friday nights are AARP nights at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. The theater offers AARP members a 15 percent discount on tickets to Friday performances from Jan. 23 through July 17. Those attending Always … Patsy Cline on Jan. 23 can pick up information on topics ranging from caregiving to financial security at the AARP booth in the lobby. The 2014-15 season includes two plays by the Bard—King Lear and As You Like It—as well as classic and contemporary …

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 …