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The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. – Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus.   Here at AARP Indiana we understand that volunteers are the foundation for the work we do. Our efforts would not be possible without the selfless acts our volunteers conduct day in and day out to make the community a better place.  We cannot thank them enough for their time and efforts. That is …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

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By Diana Lamirand The stoic sense of duty that caregiver Kathy Zook has felt for her elderly parents has at times limited the freedom she hoped to enjoy after she retired, but she’s resolute in her determination to provide that care for as long as needed. “It’s just how life is,” said Zook, 67, a Noblesville resident who cared for her father until he died in 2013 and who continues to care for her 86-year-old mother. “I’ve seen all of …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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By AARP Indiana State President Joe Everett Since we’ve been dubbed “the most important primary” by The New York Times, we expect the presidential candidates to treat us like such.  And, that entails telling us their plans to make Social Security financially sound for the long term. You can find all of that information and more at AARP’s Take A Stand website – 2016takeastand.org. I know a thing or two about Social Security because I spent the majority of my …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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Gain the peace of mind that comes from financial planning by attending AARP events May 5 in Fort Wayne or May 19 in Indianapolis. Take Charge of Your Financial Future features presentations by a local elder law attorney and certified financial planner. AARP presenters will give updates on Social Security and advocacy to help more workers save for retirement. “More than 1 million Hoosiers don’t have access to a retirement savings plan through their employer,” said Sarah Waddle, AARP interim …

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That doesn’t mean this short session wasn’t an eventful one!   And, it certainly didn’t mean our work ended once the Hoosier Employee Retirement Options bill, or HERO, did not receive the legislative action it deserved. Here are some highlights of the recently-concluded session that touch upon our continued work on health and financial security issues: Passage of a bill that expands access to telemedicine services.  We testified in support of House Bill 1263 because AARP believes that telemedicine holds the promise of …