10 Simple Ways to Make Your Home “HomeFit”

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Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …

The A, B, C’s (and D’s) of Medicare for Family Caregivers

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Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …

Encore Entrepreneurship: Is Starting a Small Business Right For You?

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Community | Finances 50+ | Money & Work By Rosa Maymi Donet Hendricks retired from a career in information technology at the age of 58. He enjoyed retired life for a while, especially the time and care he put into do-it-yourself projects at his home in Northern Virginia. Eventually, neighbors started asking for help with their projects, and an idea was born. Donet decided to get some training and earn his contractor’s license. He’s now in his fifth year as a contractor for small household jobs. He loves …

Consider Safety First: Renting a Car on Vacation

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About AARP | Community By AARP Driver Safety Vacations are typically spent traveling to a new destination, one in which you don’t have experience driving or in which you don’t have familiarity with state laws. Even more importantly, you’re driving a car that is not your own. When renting a car while on vacation, your first thought might concern how many passengers you will have or if you will share the driving with someone else. Then, you might take into account the refueling options …

Free Wine Tastings and Tours

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Community | Events Five New Hampshire vineyards are offering free tastings and tours for AARP members and their guests on Sunday, May 17. Participants can visit Flag Hill Winery in Lee; Sweet Baby Vineyard, East Kingston; Jewell Towne Vineyards, South Hampton; Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown; and WindRoc Vineyard, Newfields. “Each winery has its specialty wine and spirits, so there will be plenty of taste sensations to satisfy a variety of palates,” said Todd Fahey, AARP state director. To partake of each winery’s special offers, …

Enjoy Spring By Getting Close to Nature

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Events | Local Resources If the long winter made you vow to spend more time outdoors, AARP New Hampshire has arranged four great opportunities with the Massabesic Audubon Center at 26 Audubon Way, Auburn. Start May 9 by learning how to create a nature-friendly garden. On May 16, join an experienced naturalist for a bird walk in Audubon’s 130-acre sanctuary. On May 29, experienced kayakers are invited to bring boats, paddles and life jackets to explore Lake Massabesic with Audubon staff and learn about …