— The State of Delaware has eliminated the Senior Prescription Assistance Program due to cuts in the budget approved this past July. The State sent a letter to each senior who had been receiving assistance through the program, telling them the program was ending. The letter also explained that seniors who were losing the state benefit had the option to switch to a Part D prescription plan with a lower premium. Many people who lost this state benefit are also eligible …

— Do you want to be a part of making your community a better place to live for all ages? We’re here to help. If you live in or near Wichita, AARP Kansas invites you to join us for an evening at The Botanica on Tuesday, September 26, to learn more about AARP’s work in the community and how you can get involved. Our gathering begins at 3:00 p.m. You’ll find out about upcoming activities that AARP will sponsor or be part …

— CHEYENNE – Southwest Wyoming, caregivers will have the opportunity to take part in Alzheimer’s simulations on loss of memory, reduced vision and hearing during two AARP-sponsored events on Alzheimer’s and dementia, Oct. 11 in Green River, and Oct. 12 in Rock Springs. The Green River event is slated for 11 am-1 p.m. at the Golden Hour Senior Citizens Center at 550 Uinta Street, Suite A. The Oct. 12 presentation will take place at the Young At Heart Center, from 6:00 …

— Please join us Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the process of aging and learn how we can enhance the quality of life. Currently in the United States, both men and women are expected to live into their eighties. This represents an increase in life expectancy of thirty years over the past century. The increased longevity is due in part to advances in medical technology, improved hygiene, and development and availability of effective medications. Fabulous news, right? Perhaps. …

— CHEYENNE – AARP Wyoming and Wyoming Center on Aging are sponsoring Caring for Our Elders, Oct. 11-12 in the Cottonwood Room of the Wind River Casino in Riverton. This workshop is designed to empower Native American elder caregivers, elder service providers, and tribal leaders. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by AARP Wyoming for attendees on Oct. 11 and 12 and lunch will be provided on Oct. 11. “There are over 100,000 caregivers …

— Event Will Feature Simulations On Loss of Memory, Reduced Vision, and Hearing CHEYENNE – Southwest Wyoming, caregivers will have the opportunity to take part in Alzheimer’s simulations on loss of memory, reduced vision and hearing during two AARP-sponsored events on Alzheimer’s and dementia, Oct. 11 in Green River, and Oct. 12 in Rock Springs. The events will feature caregiver resources available in Wyoming, as well as resources available through AARP for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Memory screening is …

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— By Jeff Johnson (This op-ed originally appeared in the Sept. 16 issue of the Sun Sentinel) Still struggling with Irma’s aftermath, Floridians were stunned by news Wednesday that eight frail elders died from heat-related causes after a Hollywood, Fla., nursing home lost its air conditioning.  A hospital with functioning air conditioning was across the street. A criminal investigation is now under way into the deaths at the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills, but initial reports seem to indicate that miscommunication …

— AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. And beginning in January, we will reach that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation takes effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s upcoming Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under …

— AARP Maryland offers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, helpful conversations about caring for sick loved ones, modifying your home to make it comfortable and safe, as well as general information about our mission and organizational initiatives. Keep AARP in mind when you’re planning programs for community organizations and church groups. Our presentations and workshops provide useful tools and actionable information to help Marylanders 50+ live their best lives. The presentations are typically between 20 minutes …

— Do you know that AARP offers workshops in the Charlotte region? Whether you’re an AARP member or not, over 50 or not, all of our programs are free of charge, free of any sales pitches, and all geared towards helping you achieve real possibilities. Come and take advantage of one or all of AARP Charlotte Fall programs led by our dedicated facilitators! Life Reimagined The life you’ve dreamed of having is actually very possible. To make it real doesn’t require …