CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: Love is Noble, Control Is Not (or Take Your Hands off the Wheelchair) by Peter W. Rosenberger

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: Love is Noble, Control Is Not (or Take Your Hands off the Wheelchair) by Peter W. Rosenberger

Posted on 02/28/2014 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Press   One of the more challenging aspects of helping a caregiver is “prying the hands off the wheelchair.” So wrapped up in the needs of their loved one, I’ve seen (and been one of) countless numbers of caregivers who valiantly but vainly try and contain that which cannot be contained. The thinking is often: “If I don’t stay glued to the situation, it will spin out of control.” “If someone else tries to help, they will make mistakes that I …

Andrus Award for Community Service Winner Announced – $2,500 to be donated to Caritas Village in Memphis

Posted on 09/20/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Press We are delighted to announce that Onie Johns is the state winner of the AARP Tennessee Andrus Award.  This is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award, given to recognize outstanding people who positively impact the lives of people in their community. Onie Johns grew up on a farm in rural Mississippi during the 50’s and 60’s, an experience that laid the foundations for her strong connection to community. In 2006 she founded The Caritas Village.  The Village is a …

CARE FOR CAREGIVERS: Peter Rosenberger Explains 'Delta Doctrine' of Caregiving

CARE FOR CAREGIVERS: Peter Rosenberger Explains ‘Delta Doctrine’ of Caregiving

Posted on 07/27/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Press By Peter Rosenberger, a caregiver for nearly three decades, author and radio talk show host. Peter has just joined the AARP generation and ranks, turning 50 in late July, and his birthday gift to us is starting a monthly blog for AARP Tennessee on “Care for Caregivers.”    The Delta Doctrine While flying Delta Airlines to Atlanta one day, I discovered that flight attendants state the best advice for caregivers – all day long. “In the unlikely event of the loss …

Health Care in Tennessee: AARP & WTVF's Newschannel5+ Team to Give You Answers

Health Care in Tennessee: AARP & WTVF’s Newschannel5+ Team to Give You Answers

Posted on 07/21/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Press Do you have questions about what’s happening with health care in our state?  Are you wondering how Gov. Bill Haslam’s efforts to expand coverage for hard-working families and retool our system would impact you and YOUR family? AARP Tennessee has teamed up with WTVF’s Newschannel5+ on a series of TV shows to answer your questions and keep you up to date on the latest developments.    On special editions of MorningLine and OpenLine every month, panelists representing Tennessee business, hospitals, consumers and more …

Join AARP, Walgreens in Helping Hungry Tennesseans during 9/11 Days of Service and Get a Gift!

Join AARP, Walgreens in Helping Hungry Tennesseans during 9/11 Days of Service and Get a Gift!

Posted on 07/16/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Press By Cleo Owens Did you know that one of the fastest-growing groups of hungry Americans is over age 65? In my hometown of Memphis, the Mid-South Food Bank feeds nearly 19,000 older people – and that number is expected explode over the next few years to a total of 50,000. And the numbers are just as bad in the rest of our state. Tennessee ranks 5th in the nation in senior hunger. But it’s not just a problem for older …

Time Running Out For Andrus Award Nominations! Deadline is June 1

Time Running Out For Andrus Award Nominations! Deadline is June 1

Posted on 05/28/2013 by | AARP Tennessee | Comments

Press By Jan Kirk Wright 2012 AARP Tennessee Andrus Award Winner   What would $2,500 mean for you and your favorite charity? For me, it meant paint and materials to repair a house through the charity I had helped found, People Helping People Together. But more than that, it meant restored pride and hope for one more family in our community. And that meant more than I can say. The $2,500 check came from AARP Tennessee when I won the 2012 …