Opera NOVA announces special performance of Cosi fan tutte dedicated to the senior community

Posted on 01/14/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Arlington County Opens Its Doors to Opera NOVA”s First Seniors Special Performance Mozart’s classic, Cosi fan tutte (“Women Are Like That”) considered a masterpiece by experts while many laymen say it is just a ‘silly romp’ will be condensed. This Special Performance for senior citizens will be on Saturday, February 7th at 2 PM— lobby reception to follow –at Gunston 1 Theater 2700 South Lang Street, Arlington, VA. Tickets are only $5 Reserve your ticket today by calling the Opera …

We Need to Talk – Giving Up the Car Keys – seminar leaders available to speak

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Northern Virginia traffic can be a nightmare! Keeping safe on the roads is a concern to all of us, especially those of us with aging parents. How do you know when it’s time for your loved one to limit or stop driving? It’s a tough subject for most families, but it’s a serious matter. Now there’s help. AARP is happy to offer We Need to Talk, a free workshop to help you determine how to assess your loved ones’ driving …

Caregivers matter. You can make a difference.

Posted on 01/8/2015 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing More than 1.7 million family caregivers in Virginia help their parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, and other loved ones live independently at home – where they want to be.  While they wouldn’t have it any other way, family caregiving can be a big job and a little help could make a world of difference.   Many family caregivers perform a variety of nursing/medical tasks including medication management, injections, wound care, and more – tasks once provided only by medical professionals (or doctors …

Here’s the Patient: You’re on Your Own

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Tamara Lytle Michael Gray felt helpless and alone while taking care of his cancer-ravaged mother for 3½ years. Now he’s left with the memory of the morning she sat on the side of her bed, gasping for air. “I didn’t know what to do,” he said. The oxygen machine deliveryman had showed him how to turn it on, but not what to do in this sort of emergency. When the ambulance arrived, it was too late, and she died …

Aquí tienes al paciente; arréglatelas como puedas

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Por Tamara Lytle Michael Gray se sintió solo y desamparado mientras estuvo a cargo del cuidado de su madre enferma de cáncer durante tres años y medio. Conserva el recuerdo de aquella mañana en la que ella se encontraba sentada en su cama, jadeando. “No sabía qué hacer”, dijo. El proveedor de la máquina de oxígeno le había enseñado cómo encenderla, pero no lo que debía hacer en este tipo de emergencia. Cuando llegó la ambulancia, era demasiado tarde, y …

Caregiver Sessions Scheduled for Williamsburg on Nov. 10

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing WILLIAMSBURG _ Are you a family caregiver? Have you ever had a loved one come home from the hospital and no one showed you how to do the medical or nursing tasks that you were asked to perform?  AARP Virginia wants to hear from you at two sessions on November 10. Professional caregivers also are encouraged to participate and provide perspective on the issue. Join AARP Virginia to participate in a listening session to learn about and provide feedback on …