— Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m.; Public Invited to Join Live Studio Audience Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), in partnership with AARP Connecticut, invite members of the community to join the studio audience for Life Lessons: Understanding Paid Family Leave on Thursday, April 6, at 8 p.m. at CPTV’s Hartford studios, located at 1049 Asylum Avenue. The event will begin with a reception at 6:45 p.m., followed by the live television event at 8 p.m., hosted by journalist Diane Smith. Encore …

— Carolyn Hartman’s mother, Myrtle Hartman, died last spring after spending eight years in a Central Texas nursing facility. Two weeks before Myrtle’s death, Carolyn learned that her mother, at the age of 93, was being given – without necessary consent — an-anti-anxiety medication with serious side effects. But that’s not all. There were other serious health concerns facing her mother that shocked the Hartman family. “A phone call came one morning that she had severe pain in her right hip,” …

— Winters in New Hampshire can be long and when the weather breaks, it’s nice to be able to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.  And some exercise! That is why AARP New Hampshire is hosting free miniature golf on Friday, May 19, from noon to 3:00 pm.  All the activities take place at Chuckster’s Family Fun Park on Route 4 in Chichester. Rain or shine, AARP members (and one guest per member) can join the miniature golfing fun for one …

— We’re excited to announce the second annual community conference for Advance Care Planning Month! “Truth or Consequences: Advance Care Planning Essentials” is presented by the As You Wish Advance Caring Partnership, a program of the Advance Care Planning Coalition in Eastern Virginia. The day will kick off with opening remarks by Senator Mark R. Warner and a Keynote presentation by William A Hazel, Jr., MD, Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Health care professionals and patient advocates will also …

—   The Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will hold a free family caregiver workshop Thursday, March 30 for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop, which is open to the public, will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Garland County Library at 1427 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs. For more information or to register, please call (501) 276-0945. …

— A bill filed this week in the Texas Senate would ensure that Texans taking care of a loved one released from a hospital or rehabilitation facility would receive caregiver information and training. Senate Bill 1417 by Texas Sen. Van Taylor (R-Plano) would guarantee that family caregivers receive consultation in medical tasks, such as how to dress a wound or administer medications, to ensure that they can safely provide care when their loved ones return home. Known as the CARE Act, …

— Texas Appleseed and AARP today released five “Managing Someone Else’s Money” guides, a toolkit for financial caregivers in Texas who manage money or property for those unable to do so for themselves. This interactive series of guides, in English and Spanish, is available in print and online at www.ProtectTheirMoneyTx.org. Nearly 3.5 million unpaid family caregivers in Texas provide a great labor of love by helping their parents, spouses and others manage their financial affairs – but they often lack the …

—   You are cordially invited to join PetAid Colorado at the Bark & White Ball, inspired by Truman Capote’s infamous 1966 Black and White Ball. Celebrating its 16th year, Mutts & Models, Colorado’s original “black-collar” event, is Denver’s premiere canine and celebrity fashion show. Guests will delight in watching a unique fashion show featuring local philanthropists, celebrities, and media personalities strutting down the runway with their dogs. Funds to support PetAid Colorado are raised from Mutts & Models through sponsorships, …

— The AccessAble Home Tax Credit is a Maine income tax credit available to individuals who earn $55,000 or less for expenses paid for modifications to their residence to make it accessible for a person with a physical disability or physical hardship who lives or will live at the residence. The Maine Legislature enacted the AccessAble Home Tax Credit to take effect beginning January 1, 2017 for expenses paid in the 2017 calendar year. The credit is noted on 2017 tax …

— It’s a CAREversation:  a free family caregiving event! Join AARP in Greater Manchester and connect with other family caregivers around your table in an engaging, interactive conversation about family caregiving. A group facilitator will help guide your conversation around such topics as how to build a support network, offer tips on caring for yourself, and share information on finding local resources.  Plus, you’ll enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Seats are limited for this free event, so reserve your spot today!  …