Mimi’s Fifth Commandment: Educate Yourself

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving It would have been so easy to “knee-jerk” when taking care of my two diverse elderly parents, but I wanted to do a good job and, just like when I was raising my two boys, I thought it was important to read up on the subject and then adapt the information I accumulated to my own personal situation.  In between administering to my parents’ immediate needs, I took to the internet and to purchasing a few select books to help …

Workshops In Denver Metro Regarding Long-Term Care Insurance

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Events Statistically, 70% of today’s 65-year-olds will need long-term care at some point. “Many people make the mistake of assuming Medicare covers it, and they’re wrong,” says Jeffrey Brown, professor of finance at the University of Illinois, who has spent the last decade researching long-term care insurance markets. There are only three choices: out-of-pocket, Medicaid, or insurance. “Long-term care is exactly the kind of low-probability, high-cost risk that you want to insure against,” he says. There are a couple of important …

AARP Colorado Webinars

Posted on 08/24/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Community | Local Resources Check out our latest archived webinars. Summer of ENCORE Mentoring Regional Webinar Monday, August 17, 2015 AARP,  the Small Business Administration (SBA), and Life Reimagined invite you to a live webinar that will help you put your small business plans into action. You will get advice from experts and hear about their experiences, while learning about programs and resources available through AARP, SBA, Life Reimagined, and a network of small business resource organizations.  From writing your business plan to seeking …

Relief for Family Caregivers: Tips on Managing Stress

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Caregiving Blog by Laura Kneeskern. According to new research by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (and funded in part by Home Instead Senior Care), 38% of family caregivers report high emotional stress from the demands of caregiving.*  Given that presently more than 42 million persons in the U.S. are family caregivers, this is an increasingly significant concern. Caregiver stress can manifest itself in many ways:  increased risk for long-term health concerns, emotional distress leading to anxiety, depression or unhealthy coping …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Attitude is Everything

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Uncategorized Blog by Jane Barton Greetings one and all…Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. Today, I want to chat about a fundamental factor that ultimately determines how we experience life—attitude. I am sure …

Denver Members Invited To Capitol Hill Care Link Events

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Events Food for Thought – last Wednesday of every month 1:00 – 2:00pm First Unitarian Church, 1400 Lafayette Street, Denver Please feel free to join us for a pot luck lunch at 11:30a before the presentation.  Please bring a dish to share!   Wednesday, August 26:  Hospice Volunteering Passing from this life should be both dignified and comfortable. Patti Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator from Suncrest Hospice, will discuss how to be an essential member of this process through volunteerism. A volunteer supports …