Caregiving and Isolation within the LBGT Community: The Real Deal

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

Home & Family On June 5, 2014, AARP DC will lead a public conversation during the 2014 Capital Pride Week about gaining knowledge to identify caregiving and isolation resources. (Learn more about this event and register here.) Wes Morrison, an AARP DC volunteer, has learned to manage his caregiving needs and confront his feelings of isolation.  This is his story. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging estimates that between 1.75 and 4 million Americans ages 60+ who are lesbian, …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

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

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

Lounge & Learn About Caregiving During Capital Pride

Posted on 05/31/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Home & Family On Thursday, June 5, join Capital Pride and AARP DC in a conversation about managing through the challenges of caregiving. How does one prepare to care for a loved one or oneself when faced with illness or aging? What steps should be taken to avoid feeling isolated? Join Capital Pride and AARP DC for a networking reception and conversation addressing caregiving and isolation. Hear a group of experts share their knowledge about how you can “get over the hump” and …

“Chinatown,” the Documentary Hosted by AARP DC

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Home & Family “Chinatown” is a documentary about the Washington, DC community that is the home to approximately 300 Chinese immigrants. Produced and filmed by Yi Chen, the movie explores DC’s Chinese community and the challenges for the Chinatown neighborhood to stay intact while providing for the needs of older Chinese residents. In observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, AARP DC recently hosted two screenings of “Chinatown” for its neighbors, residents of Wah Luck House, a housing facility predominately occupied by older …

NEW DATE! Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: A Free One-Day Conference

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Home & Family A continually growing number of grandparents are faced with the decision of caring for and/or raising their grandchildren.  Some Boomers are also dealing with their aging parents in the home.  Not only are they caring for their grandchildren and their parents but they are also caring for themselves and in some cases their spouses as well.  A workshop on June 24, 2014 will provide information on resources to help grandparents manage. These Caregivers are juggling, coping and facing challenges they …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

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

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …