AARP Smart Driver Courses Available in Your Area!

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Events | Indiana | Money & Work | Volunteering In 1979, AARP founded “55 Alive” to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. While its mission hasn’t changed since then, many other things have, including the program name. Today, AARP Driver Safety continues to meet the needs of older drivers through educational programs led by more than 4,000 volunteers and a myriad of resources. But they aren’t the same programs and resources that were available nearly 35 years ago. AARP Driver Safety has continued to evolve …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Indiana | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Easing the Burden on Family Caregiviers

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Indiana | Local Resources To help family caregivers deal with the demands and stress of that unpaid job, AARP Indiana is hosting four Caregiver Connection events across the state. All-day events on June 5 in Evansville and June 19 in Jeffersonville include a resource fair, panel discussion, breakout sessions and free chair massages. Evening events on June 10 in Valparaiso and June 26 in Indianapolis feature presentations by an elder-law attorney and a representative of the Area Agency on Aging. In 2011, 1.34 million …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Indiana By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …

Peace of Mind for Moms in the Middle

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Indiana | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand A survey by Ameriprise Financial found that two thirds of Baby Boomers’ daughters help their parents with financial matters. Maybe you’ve experienced it yourself. Perhaps you’ve also experienced how awkward it can be to have the talk about money matters or caregiving wishes with your parents. Then there’s the other side of the equation. Have you talked with your adult kids about your financial matters, and your vision of how you’d like to live out your …

Finding New Ways to Help Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Indiana | Local Resources By Nancy Johnson Connie Roberts of Elkhart was running herself ragged looking after her aging parents. For three years, with help from her siblings, she drove them to doctor appointments, cooked meals, did the laundry, cleaned their apartment, doled out medicines and handled their financial affairs. But she knew one thing: She didn’t want to put them in a nursing home. With help from their doctor and from REAL Services, the Area 2 Agency on Aging affiliate in South Bend, …