— Español From the classic celebration of Mexico and the Central American countries independence day to meetings with people who like you, are interested in learning how to better use their smart phones; AARP in Los Angeles has prepared several events to celebrate our contributions as Latinos in this society and also to provide you with tools that will help you make your life a better experience. All our events are free, but in some of them you must sign up in …

— English Desde la clásica celebración de  Día de la Independencia de México y los países centroamericanos, hasta reuniones con personas que como tú, están interesadas en manejar mejor sus teléfonos inteligentes; AARP en Los Ángeles ha preparado varios eventos para celebrar nuestras contribuciones como latinos a esta sociedad y también para brindarte herramientas que te ayudarán a hacer de tu vida una experiencia mejor. Todos nuestros eventos son gratis, pero en algunos de ellos debes inscribirte con anticipación. Sábado, 16 de …

— Join AARP Hawaii for a ‘Careversation,” a fun, facilitated conversation about family caregiving that connects caregivers to tips, tools and each other. Meet other family caregivers around your table as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. You’ll learn how to build a caregiver support network, find local resources and care for yourself while caring for others. The workshop will be held at the Pearl City Public Library on Sunday, August 27th from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s free and …

— Over the past twelve years, I have presented thousands of programs on various aspects of caregiving. I can’t discuss caregiving without addressing the issue of CHANGE. I always ask those in attendance if they welcome and enjoy CHANGE.  CHANGE. The word alone triggers anxiety, fear, and discomfort. People squirm in their seats. Look at me in disbelief. Groan loudly! Or laugh nervously. Obviously, CHANGE is not a pleasant experience for most us. However, CHANGE is an inherent part of life—certainly …

— Working family caregivers face unique challenges that can leave them exhausted, overwhelmed, and worried about meeting commitments both at work and at home. New research by Home Instead Inc. found working family caregivers report experiencing additional strain in multiple areas of their life including finances (60%), career (65%), physical and mental health (74% and 81% respectively), and ability to manage work-life balance (83%). Per the survey, top stressors for working caregivers were: Feeling torn between work and family responsibilities.  25% …

— RALEIGH — For their efforts to support the needs of family caregivers, AARP recognized four members of the North Carolina General Assembly and former Governor Pat McCrory for their legislative leadership to help those taking care of loved ones in the Tarheel State. At a meeting today of the NC Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia, AARP North Carolina presented its “Capitol Caregiver” Awards to the former Governor as well Representatives Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D), Pat Hurley (R), Graig Meyer …

— Tulsa, Okla. —  As a part of AARP’s “I Heart Caregivers” initiative to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home, AARP Oklahoma has launched a series of local resources to support family caregivers and those in their care. The resources and outreach are in response to a March 2017 study conducted by AARP to better understand family caregivers’ needs and their general awareness of resources and services …

— The AARP Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Guide With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out the specific type of help or services best suited for your needs. AARP developed this resource guide with you, the caregiver, in mind as a starting point to help you find the services and supports you need throughout your caregiving journey. We hope this guide can assist you in the following ways; Help you get the type …

— Every day, a silent army of 524,000 Oklahomans perform a great labor of love by performing family caregiving duties by helping their parents and significant others remain at home. AARP is fighting to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home—where they want to be. Click the videos below to hear personal stories from Carol, John, Michelle and Regina – all Oklahoma family caregivers that utilized AARP’s family …

— AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. With nearly 6 million members who are Veterans, AARP is committed to aiding Veterans in the transition from successful military life to effective civilian life. AARP is working …