— Pace of change must accelerate to meet demographic demands (Indianapolis, IN) – Indiana ranks 51 when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers …

— Throughout Indiana nearly 840,000 Hoosiers care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one, helping them to live safely and independently at home. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. Many also juggle full- or part-time jobs. During the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly, three elected officials in Indiana went above and beyond to provide a little bit of help for family caregivers by championing HEA 1263, telemedicine. To recognize …

— If you are one of an estimated 837,000 Hoosiers who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend—or expect to be a caregiver in the future—AARP Indiana invites you to Caregiving Night on Thursday, June 22, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Experts will answer questions about elder law, dementia, Adult Protective Services, Area Agencies on Aging, resources for caregivers, compassion fatigue and self-care. To provide some fun as well, the event will include a trivia contest, drinks, hors …

— You want to make the most of your future. That’s why AARP is providing free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions so you can live independently as you age. Join us for Take Charge of Your Financial Future: Back to Basics on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The event will be at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will offer information about AARP’s free resources and online tools, and the chance to hear …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— By Bonnie Blackburn Linda Dunno, of Fort Wayne, saw her son and daughter-in-law struggle to get her grandson’s wheelchair onto sidewalks with narrow curb cuts. “Just seeing them struggle, trying to get up and down curbs with his little wheelchair” spurred her to action, Dunno said of her grandchild, Cohen Smith, who was born with severe handicaps and died in 2015, at age 5. Dunno’s 93-year-old father, Vernon Medaugh, who lives near her, would like to be able to walk …

—   Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community AARP Indiana is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors older Hoosiers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ that is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with AARP’s …

— AARP Indiana is one of 42 state offices participating in Operation Stop Scams, a series of AARP events across the country in April and May. These events coincide with Money Smart Week, April 22-29, a national campaign to help consumers manage their personal finances more effectively. AARP Indiana is working with police departments, television stations, banks and county governments to host several free shredding events, including one in Evansville on April 21 and five in Indianapolis on April 29. Tax …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …