Caregivers Searching for More Help

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Ray Huard About four years ago, Antoinette Alioto’s 86-year-old father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Weeks later, her mother, 82, suffered two strokes. Suddenly, Alioto, a single mother of four children in San Diego, was faced with becoming an almost full-time caregiver while trying to get a small business teaching cooking classes off the ground. Her three sisters helped, but Alioto, 50, said she became the primary caregiver. “It was pretty much around the clock,” Alioto said. “My …

Can You Help Caregivers on August 14th?

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Millions of Californians are adding a job skill to their “life résumé” – that of family caregiver. Often they are assisting their loved ones so they can stay at home, but AARP surveys say that they often don’t know where to turn for help. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, but are often unaware of the critical resources and support available to them and how to cope with the challenges that come with being a caregiver. That is why …

New ‘Scorecard’ Report Gives California Mixed Grades in Serving Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Health & Wellbeing California ranks 9th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve the state’s health care system around prevention & treatment, affordability & access in Adult Day Resource Center functions, nursing home costs/quality-of-life, quality-of-care in the LTSS system, and support for family caregivers. California’s ranking is part of a comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind …

Pruebas de Bienestar Gratuitas en Oakland

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Health & Wellbeing A partir de la próxima semana, la  Gira “Camino al Bienestar” de Walgreens con AARP para en Oakland para ofrecer servicios de salud gratuitos de prevención y detección temprana para la comunidad.  La gira provee una serie de pruebas gratis de salud, valoradas colectivamente en más de $100, e incluyen: colesterol total, niveles de azúcar en la sangre, presión arterial, índice de masa corporal, composición corporal, músculo esquelético, metabolismo en reposo, grasa visceral, edad corporal real y peso corporal. Las pruebas …

Free Wellness Tests in Oakland

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Beginning next week, the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP stops in Oakland to offer free prevention and early detection health services to the community. The tour provides an assortment of free health tests, valued collectively at over $100, and includes: total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age, and body weight. Tests are open to adults age 18 years and older and are administered by certified …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …