— Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter presented Ms. Annie Moore with the Family Caregiver of the Year Award during the 30th Anniversary Summit for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving in Americus, Ga. AARP Georgia Executive Council member Myrtle Habersham served as one of the speakers at the summit and addressed the topic of “Support Services to Caregivers in their Local Communities.” The Rosalynn Carter Institute is a national conference that was held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern University. After three decades, …

— Please be our guest for the screening of Care, a movie about the poignant world of in-home elder care, the bonds that form between paid care workers and elders, and the cracks in the US care system. Panel discussion to follow. To register, follow this link: https://aarp.cvent.com/filmscreeningcare2017 WHEN:  Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 WHERE: Phipps Plaza AMC 3500 Peachtree Road Atlanta, Ga. 30326 TIME: doors open at 6:30 p.m., film begins at 7 p.m.                   …

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— Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Laura Berrios interview AARP Georgia’s Sr. Program Specialist about how to be mindful of our aging parents. Check out the story here! “If you want to know what’s really going on with your loved ones as they age in place, here are a few places to poke your nose where (your parents think) it doesn’t belong,” writes Berrios.

— The Paint Party for Caregivers held Thursday night (Nov. 2) in Augusta was a terrific time for caregivers to connect with others who are in similar situations. By hosting this event, AARP wanted to provide caregivers with an opportunity to use their creative expression to work through the isolation they might feel. Partnering with Foundation for Art & Healing and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, attendees were  channel their energies to creating their own one-of-a-kind painting.  As the event …

— By Ann Hardie Dionne Lovett knows that the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) is often a lifeline for families caring for relatives or other loved ones. “Our counselors end up spending anywhere from 25 minutes to two hours on the phone with families who just don’t know what to do,” said Lovett, director of the Coastal Area Agency on Aging in Darien. “We’re really helping families not feel so stranded. Our job is to help them sort through what …

— Fast Facts about Family Caregiving:  Family caregivers perform unpaid care valued at about $450 billion a year, helping their loved ones stay at home—and out of costly institutional care, often paid for by Medicaid. In every state, the value of this unpaid care is greater than the annual cost of Medicaid for institutional stays, like nursing homes, and services to help people remain at home. Three organizations dedicated to care and well-being are providing caregivers with an evening of creativity …

— Join us online for free webinars, interactive videos, live chats and more AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair is Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET As a child, your parents provided the care. Now the roles are changing. If you’re one of over 40 million adults in the U.S. who provide unpaid care to a family member — or a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair will help you make …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. October’s Caregiving Q&A webcast is hosted by caregiving experts Lee Baker and Debra Tyler-Horton from AARP Georgia. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. Managing Your Loved One’s Finances Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00-7:30 pm ET Lee …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. What You Need to Know About Medicare and Social Security When Caring for a Loved One Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 7:00-7:30 pm ET Learn Medicare basics such as eligibility, enrollment and what’s …

— Join Marco as he talks about his mother and caregiving in the Latino community Join television personality, public speaker, and activist Marco Antonio Regil for a special Caregiving Q&A on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET, as he shares his experience and answers questions about caring for a loved one. When Marco was just 18, his mother suffered injuries in a car accident that left her bedridden for a year. As he took care of her, she became …