— AARP Kentucky volunteers, staff, and friends recently celebrated 23 inspiring individuals nominated for their dedicated service in the Louisville community. Representing 13 faith organizations, they were certainly worthy of the recognition. The ceremony was emceed by radio personality Miss Krystal of WLOU 104.7FM, with a crowd of over 100 in attendance. Nominees were placed into three categories based on the size of the faith organization, with the small category being for organizations with attendance of 1 to 100, medium being …

— Working to make Kansas the best state in which to live is something we take very seriously at AARP. And it couldn’t happen without the efforts of AARP Kansas volunteers who dedicate much of their time working on advocacy issues, community service, and volunteer support. From pushing for passage of the CARE Act supporting caregivers, to providing help with taxes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, to teaching Driver Safety classes, to advocating for affordable utilities, to celebrating diversity, to teaching how …

— Did you know?  AARP Maine is in the news every week talking about issues of concern to Mainers 50+, upcoming events and much more!  We talk about health care, caregiving in Maine, fun, social events, scam and fraud awareness, age-friendly communities and ways we can work together to bring positive initiatives to our state.   Tune in and let your friends know, too! RADIO: WLOB with Ray Richardson – First and Third Mondays at 8:30AM.  Broadcasts out of Portland. WZON with …

— 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 …

— Esta es una pregunta fundamental que te puedes contestar a través de los talleres HomeFit, de AARP. Los talleres ofrecen ideas sobre cómo asegurar que una casa sea un hogar para toda la vida. Te hablaremos de modificaciones sencillas —tales como la instalación de barras de agarre en los baños— que pueden ayudar a evitar las caídas y otras lesiones que se vuelven más probables a medida que las casas y sus habitantes envejecen. El taller viene con la Guía …

— 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 …

— 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 …

—   Kansas ranks 30th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, and AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands. Specific areas of concern in Kansas include support for family caregivers and more effective transitions from nursing homes to home. 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 …

— Pace of change must accelerate to meet demographic demands (Indianapolis, IN) – Indiana ranks 51 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities 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 the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – Mississippi ranks 48th overall 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.  Despite the ranking, Mississippi has seen growth in key areas. Those areas are: Person and family-centered care Subsidized housing opportunities (place-based and vouchers) Percent of new Medicaid aged/disabled long-term services and supports first receiving services in the community Specific areas …