Life Reimagined: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead

Posted on 10/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering By Christina Hernandez Sherwood When Jacqueline Robinson lost her job as her company downsized in 2009, she sat in her South Brunswick home office feeling unbelievably lost. After three decades in the pharmaceutical industry, she was 55 and had no idea of her next step. “It was overwhelming,” she said. Robinson wanted to tackle a new pursuit, but she didn’t know what. Then she read Life Reimagined, a book copublished by AARP, and completed some of the program’s online exercises. …

How to make retirement a reality: Secure Choice

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Small but Mighty Steps Go a Long Way for NJ’s Elderly and their Caregivers: Allow Health Aides to Administer Medicine

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving   A home health care tsunami is coming. Recent research estimates that by 2020 the United States will be short 800,000 to 1 million nurses because of large numbers of retiring nurses, few new graduates entering nursing, lack of educational capacity and job dissatisfaction and attrition. According to The Institute of Medicine, as the Baby Boom generation grows to 20 percent of our population, the health care workforce size and preparedness will not meet the need and result in a …

Learn How to be a Better Family Caregiver

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving About 1.1 million New Jerseyans are providing unpaid care to loved ones. These caregivers have rights under a new state law, and AARP New Jersey is distributing a handy pocket card with the details. Under the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, every hospital patient can designate a family caregiver. The hospital must inform the caregiver when the patient is moved or released, and must show the caregiver how to perform follow-up medical tasks when the patient goes home. The …

New Jersey Family Caregivers Provide $13.6 billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

Posted on 08/19/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Caregiving New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers  WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in New Jersey provided more than 1 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $13.6 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), …

AARP New Jersey Upcoming Calendar of Events

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP New Jersey | Comments

Events August 17th, 2015: Life Reimagined Checkup Location: West Caldwell Public Library 30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm Description: Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go. But it’s never too late to make a change—and we can guide you. Now is the time for you to dust off a few dreams. At a free ​Life Reimagined Checkup ​you can: ​ Reflect on your goals and aspirations Harness your underlying personal …