—   About 154,000 people in Hawaii are helping older family members and friends so they can live at home and in the community. These unpaid caregivers provide help that ranges in complexity from simple meal preparation or transportation, to more complex care such as medication management, wound care, or caring for a family member with dementia. It isn’t easy and no one can do it alone. That’s why AARP Hawaii and the Hawaii County Office of Aging are putting on …

— If you are a kupuna or caregiver, especially if you take care of someone with dementia, the time to prepare for a major storm or disaster is now, before a disaster happens. Hurricane season started June 1 in Hawaii. But disasters here could also include tsunami, power outages and even an earthquake. Preparation for a disaster involves preparing and practicing a disaster plan and stocking and maintaining a disaster supply kit. Caregivers and kupuna need to come up with a …

— Celebra el verano con AARP en Los Ángeles. Este verano tenemos muchísimos y variados eventos preparados especialmente para ti. Desde talleres en donde aprenderás a estar seguro en línea, conversaciones con otras personas que como tú están cuidando de un ser querido, como buscar un nuevo empleo en esta nueva época electrónica, hasta eventos de distracción para que te conectes con tu cultura y disfrutes mejor de esta época de calor. Lee abajo la descripción de cada evento e inscríbete …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Manchester on July 13 and Nashua on July 23.  The facilitator-led roundtable discussion will help you: Discover five key steps to …

— Jeanne Schultz Afuvai became a family caregiver when her husband suffered a stroke that led to heart and kidney problems and left him unable to swallow. For nearly 10 years he was in and out of the hospital and each time it was stressful. Even after her husband left the hospital, she had to perform the medical tasks needed after discharge. “It’s an emotional and confusing time, especially when your loved one is being discharged and it ends up being …

— A Matter of Balance, an evidenced based, fall prevention training program, and AARP New Mexico seeks individuals interested in becoming volunteer coaches for this new program. “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” is conducted in eight two-hour sessions and uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise. Classes are held twice a week for two hours each, over a four-week period and are purposefully kept to a small size. Individuals, who have recently fallen or have …

— WASHINGTON, DC—With baby boomers beginning to turn 80 in 2026, states must accelerate the pace of improving long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older people and adults with disabilities, according to AARP’s new state scorecard released today. The report, Picking Up The Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers (“Scorecard”), shows that although most states have made some progress, the pace of change overall remains too …

— AARP California y LULAC (Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos) presentarán el estudio ‘California: ¿Lugar de ensueño o lugar de lucha?’, el cual muestra que los altos costos de vivienda impiden que los latinos se jubilen  LOS ÁNGELES—Ya sea que eres parte de la generación del milenio, la generación  X o los baby boomers, el foro municipal Unite Together Across America reúne a un panel de personas influyentes para hablar sobre los asuntos de salud, adaptabilidad económica y satisfacción personal que …

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— New scorecard ranks Kentucky 50th in helping care for a growing populations of Kentuckians aging and living with disabilities.  Report calls for change in the pace to meet growing needs and shifting demographic demands. Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers – the third in a series of reports—ranks each state overall and on 25 specific indicators in five key dimensions: affordability and …

— Louisiana ranks 40 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in Louisiana include affordability and access and support for family caregivers. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Picking Up …