Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends February 15

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing For those seeking to establish new healthcare coverage or renew their current plan, open enrollment through the Marketplace is currently ongoing until February 15, 2015. People interested in applying for coverage can do so online, by mail, by phone or in person. During this time, those who purchase coverage through the Marketplace may be eligible to receive a tax subsidy that is applied toward their monthly premium. This subsidy generally pertains to individuals with incomes below $46,700 or for families …

AARP Study Reveals Top Technologies That May Improve Driver Safety

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Driver Safety, in partnership with the MIT Age Lab and The Hartford recently completed a study that outlined vehicle technologies that help meet the unique needs, concerns and priorities of everyday drivers. According to the study, several technologies available today assist drivers in judging the distance between their car and others while on the road. These include:    Blind spot warning systems that alert drivers of unseen obstacles, particularly while changing lanes and parking.  Reverse monitoring systems that warn …

The Average Family Caregiver

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Family caregivers provide the majority of care that helps a loved one remain living at home as they age. Right now there are about 42 million people who are the primary caregiver for their aging parent, relative or close friend.  Over 855,000 of them live in Arizona. Who is the typical caregiver? The average family caregiver  is a 49-year-old woman providing about 20 hours a week of assistance to a loved one and is on call 24 hours a day. …

Family Caregivers Convene at Phoenix Forum

Posted on 12/5/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Over 100 people attended a recent Family Caregivers Forum in Phoenix hosted by AARP Arizona in which local experts provided helpful information about the challenges caregivers face. An estimated 855,000 adults in Arizona are currently acting as family caregivers to an aging parent, relative or friend. On average, they spend 818 million hours a year in their caregiving roles. “AARP hosted the forum in an effort to provide information to support family caregivers who are helping loved ones stay at …

Las necesidades de los cuidadores son la principal prioridad en la agenda de activismo de AARP

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

Health & Wellbeing Por Miriam Davidson Nueve meses después de que a su marido le colocaran un marcapasos, Ginny Correa Creager se horrorizó al ver, un día del año 2012, cables que salían de una herida sangrante en su pecho. Luego de que Scott Creager, ahora de 86 años, fuera sometido a una cirugía de urgencia para colocarle otro marcapasos, Ginny, de Litchfield Park, y que entonces tenía 71, recibió una caja con suministros médicos y la indicación de que debía evitar que la …

Small Group Events Help People Figure Out Their “What’s Next?”

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Arizona | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Life Reimagined is a new way of thinking about what’s next in your life. Backed by decades of research, Life Reimagined can help you discover possibilities, prepare for change, and make your ideas real – whether you’re focused on work, health, relationships or finally pursuing your passion. AARP in Phoenix has volunteers that are available to conduct  “Life Reimagined Check-up” events for small group gatherings (20 people) across the Valley. Sandy Rupp is a Lead Volunteer for Life Reimagined in …