Tish Biggs, a Fraud Watch volunteer, hands out information during a shredding event Carmel.  Photo by Zach Dobson

— By Nancy Johnson Indiana residents may have heard of the IRS scam and the grandparent swindle, but they might not be aware of the free Wi-Fi scheme. That’s where a con artist steals personal information by setting up a phone as a wireless hot spot in a public place such as an airport, hotel, library or coffee shop, offering a legitimate-looking access name such as “Free Airport Wi-Fi” or simply “Free Wi-Fi.” When unsuspecting patrons choose this connection to the …

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

Target, Conque & Focus_Steve Debenport

— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

sarah joe dc visit lobby day 2016

— This week, AARP Indiana headed to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. State Director Sarah Waddle and State President Joe Everett advocated for family caregivers as well as Social Security while meeting with Members of Congress and carrying out crucial asks. AARP Indiana advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, …

HOME CARE SPOT

— As part of a continuing effort to inform Hoosiers about a state law that improves communication between hospitals and family caregivers, AARP Indiana is offering free wallet-sized cards about the CARE Act, explaining caregivers’ rights when a patient comes home from a hospital stay. In addition, AARP Indiana is hosting Caregiver Connection events in Indianapolis, June 14, and Fort Wayne, June 23. Presenters include an elder-law attorney and experts on local resources. There also will be time for caregivers to …

AARP Indiana 2016 Andrus

— 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.” …

Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers_Goodluz Social Media

— 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. …

Kathy Zook, of Noblesville, enjoys a chat on the porch with her mother, Carolyn Howell. Photo by Zack Dobson.

— 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 …

StandOutFromtheCrowd_SocialMedia_Steve Debenport

— 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: …