The A, B, C’s (and D’s) of Medicare for Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …

Consider Safety First: Renting a Car on Vacation

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

About AARP | Community By AARP Driver Safety Vacations are typically spent traveling to a new destination, one in which you don’t have experience driving or in which you don’t have familiarity with state laws. Even more importantly, you’re driving a car that is not your own. When renting a car while on vacation, your first thought might concern how many passengers you will have or if you will share the driving with someone else. Then, you might take into account the refueling options …

AARP meets with Senator Boozman, others on issues important to Arkansans 50+

Posted on 04/30/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy Thanks to Arkansas Senior U.S. Senator John Boozman for meeting with AARP Arkansas representatives for AARP Lobby Day 2015! We appreciate Senator Boozman’s time and interest in discussing issues of importance to Arkansans 50+ including retirement security, the Older Americans Act, caregiving and Social Security. Pictured left to right are Herb Sanderson, AARP Arkansas Interim State Director; Senator Boozman; Nan Selz, AARP Arkansas Volunteer State President; and Jeannine English, AARP’s national President. Thanks also to the other members of the Arkansas …

AARP Arkansas volunteers head to Washington to push for better retirement investment advice standard

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 28, 2015 CONTACT: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia AARP Arkansas volunteers head to Washington to push for better retirement investment standard Visit to Congress, U.S. Department of Labor to push issues including new retirement advice standard, Older Americans Act, Safe Streets Act, caregiving, Social Security WASHINGTON – Today AARP volunteers and staff from states including Arkansas dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of …

Arkansas Caregiver Act signed into law by Governor Hutchinson

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Arkansas | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving Thanks to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who today signed the Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act. Strongly supported by AARP Arkansas, the Caregiver Act will help ease transitions from hospital to home for patients & their caregivers. Thanks also to members of the Arkansas General Assembly for strongly supporting passage of this new law, including lead Senate sponsor Sen. Gary Stubblefield of Branch and lead House sponsor Rep. Fred Love of  Little Rock. The Act passed the state Senate 34-0 and the …

How to Prepare Before Disaster Strikes

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family On the first anniversary of the worst tornado to hit Arkansas in 46 years, one that killed 16 people along a 41-mile path, AARP is urging residents to be prepared in case another disaster strikes. While everyone needs an emergency kit and evacuation plan, some people have special needs due to health conditions or mobility. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that older people have Medicare and other insurance cards at the ready, as well as batteries for hearing aids …