Caregiver Connection Events Help Support Hoosier Caregivers!

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Events “The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.” -Ethel Percy Andrus. Nobody understands “giving of oneself to others” better than caregivers. These unsung heroes dedicate their time selflessly to family members and friends by providing much needed services valued at $9.4 billion. To put that into perspective that is four times the total amount of Medicaid dollars spent on long-term care statewide. These staggering statistics are one …

Help for New Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …

Outsmart the Scam Artist!

Posted on 04/7/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Events It is time to show the scammers and identity thieves who’s boss! It is time to Outsmart the Scam Artist! Within Indiana, the total number of identity theft and fraud complaints was more than 35,000 in 2014. Hoosiers take this number very seriously. That is why AARP Indiana, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and the Office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly are holding two events in May in Indianapolis to address this alarming problem. Each …

Mark Your Calendar for April 25th Community Shred-it Events in Central Indiana!

Posted on 03/26/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Uncategorized Fight fraud – shred instead! AARP Indiana is proud to sponsor six shredding events in conjunction with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, a program run by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. According to AARP research, more than a third of adults shred documents containing personal information on at least a weekly basis. AARP wants to continue this trend to help protect Hoosiers by shredding, destroying, as well as recycling, documents and digital devices that hold personal information. If you or …

The IN Senate Should Pass the CARE Act!

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Indiana | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Press By AARP Indiana State Director June Lyle There’s no shortage of media coverage regarding the hot-button, divisive issues the Indiana General Assembly is tackling this session. But, I’d like to highlight a positive one – an issue that garnered overwhelming bipartisan support when it was recently voted on by the House of Representatives. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act – or, CARE Act – passed the House on Wednesday with near unanimous support. Why? Well, it’s good policy. This bill …

Smart Driver Course in High Gear

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Volunteering By Nancy Johnson Cars have changed a lot since Jeanette Pike bought her first vehicle, a 1968 Chevy Malibu. Road signs, rules and driving conditions have changed, too. The Gary resident learned how to improve her driving skills in 2012, when she took an AARP Driver Safety class. She enjoyed it so much that when she learned the course needed instructors, she signed up. “I thought, with my experience in teaching, I can do that,” said Pike, 71, a retired …