Be a champion for your loved one: free workshop for family caregivers

Posted on 08/23/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing As a caregiver, you are often the one to speak up for your loved one – in the hospital, with an insurance provider, with a social service agency and more.  Your voice can be the difference in getting critical care needs met, learning about follow-up care and resolving issues.  At a special free workshop – You are their Voice: Be a Champion for Your Loved One – you’ll learn from the experts how to be an effective champion for your …

Five Habits of Smart Drivers

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …

Find your perfect “CarFit” with a free check-up

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing How well does your car fit you? Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Can you reach and manage all controls and adjust the seat and seat belt so they’re secure, yet comfortable? The right adjustments can improve comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel.  CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program, developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy …

Stay young, volunteer!

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Guest blog by Harvey Lee, AARP Nevada volunteer   So you’re getting ready to retire or have just retired and now you aren’t sure what you are going to do with your retirement time. Volunteer. Here are several reasons it’s a great idea: Staying active is a healthy choice. Sitting down and doing nothing is an unhealthy choice. And it’s pretty boring. My wife and I recently returned from a seven-week volunteer experience at a lighthouse in northern California. (Battery …

Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Between work and family responsibilities, caregivers lead extremely busy and stressful lives. The number of issues they may face in a caregiving role can be daunting – from sorting through a web of insurance and financial issues, to arranging transportation and helping ensure health care needs are met and instructions followed. At any given time, more than 364,000 Nevadans are serving as caregivers – including more than a third of residents over the age of 50. Recognizing the critical and complex roles that caregivers play – …

Las Vegas ranked 13th most dangerous in the nation for preventable pedestrian deaths

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Las Vegas is among the most dangerous communities in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 13th most dangerous out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. Over the decade from 2003 – 2012, 540 Nevadans were killed while walking, including 413 in the metro Las Vegas area. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014 ranks America’s major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index that …