LIFE REIMAGINED: Fostering can Expand Possibilities

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family   Age and experience can expand your possibilities …and possibilities aren’t limited to humans Life transitions often force us to reevaluate our lives and figure out our “what’s next.” An empty nest, divorce, the death of a spouse, the end of caregiving, phased or full-on retirement – any of these things can leave a void, and a yearning. For something. More. Different. New. In exploring our possibilities, the desire to give back often surfaces. There are many ways to help …

CONSUMER CORNER: Where DID your medicine come from? ~ By Alan Marx

Posted on 07/10/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family   Do you know where your medicine came from? …and do you want pasta with that? As we age most of us learn far more about medicine than we ever wanted to know. We also discover how expensive pharmaceuticals are. Unless you are very lucky, the cost of the medicines you need to stay healthy and alive is a significant part of your budget. Scammers know this, and they are active in this area trying to relieve you of your …

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: The Guilt of Unilateral Decisions by Peter Rosenberger

Posted on 05/11/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family Sitting across the table from a man caring for his wife who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, I couldn’t help but see the weariness in his eyes on his face. When a mutual friend asked me to meet with him, the comment was simply, “He’s worn out, and I think you could be of help to him.” “Worn Out” seemed to be an understatement. Stirring his coffee, this retired physician reflected, “I miss playing golf with my friends.” Listening for a …

DOWNSIZING AND DECLUTTERING: Beginner Tips from Amelia the Clutter Queen

Posted on 05/7/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Home & Family   Got too much stuff?  You’re not alone! Summer is around the corner – so open those windows, lift that garage door, and toss that clutter! Don’t know where to start? Well, here are a few tips to help you kick the clutter to the curb! Pick one project: A closet A junk drawer Your desk The pantry   Do not tackle this after a long stressful day.  Start fresh, with a clear mind. This way, you don’t get frustrated …

CONSUMER CORNER: Infomercials – What “They” Do Want You to Know by Alan Marx

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

Home & Family Kevin Mark Trudeau is 51 years old.  Stories on the internet claim that he was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his high school class in 1981.  He has had many roles in the years since, including best-selling author, radio personality, infomercial host, and salesman.  His books include: Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, More Natural Cures Revealed: Previously Censored Brand Name Products That Cure Disease; The Weight-Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, and …

Recycle Your Old Medical Equipment

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family When their son Coleman was left paralyzed in an auto accident three years ago, Judy and Denver Collins vowed they would do whatever it took to care for him. But taking him to doctors’ appointments, helping him get around and keeping him healthy has proved costly. They found that insurance doesn’t always pay for medical equipment their son desperately needs. That’s why the Palmyra couple are grateful they’ve been able to get donated wheelchairs and a specialized mattress for their …