Easing the Transition from Hospital to Home

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Home & Family A new state law aims to prepare family caregivers to provide follow-up care when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. The Lay Caregiver Aftercare Training law, also known as the CARE Act, allows every hospital patient to name a family caregiver and ensures the caregiver will be notified if the patient is discharged or moved to another facility. The law also requires hospitals to provide caregivers with instruction about medical tasks needed at home, such as managing …

AARP Summer Events Feature Talks on Fraud, Social Security, and fun at Isotopes Park

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Home & Family | Local Resources | Technology While Memorial Day marks the official kick-off to summer and people’s thoughts turn to travel and family barbecues, AARP New Mexico volunteers and staff will spend part of their summer on the road driving around the state helping to answer people’s questions about Social Security and sharing tips on how to spot a scam and prevent identity theft. Participants will also be brought up to date on a new law that can help family caregivers be included more in the …

AARP Scam Jam to Feature Free Document Shredding, Tips on Preventing Fraud

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Community | Events | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Home & Family | Local Resources | Technology AARP New Mexico will be conducting a Scam Jam this weekend designed to help you protect yourself from identity theft, fraud and scams, all while getting your sensitive financial documents shredded for free. This family oriented event will be Saturday, May 30th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cottonwood Mall in Albuquerque. “We want to provide people with as much information as possible so they can protect themselves before fraud occurs,” said Shanna Lapsley, AARP New Mexico Associate …

UNM’s Dr. Simpson to Discuss Healthy Aging and How Communities Can Play a Role

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources To many of us getting older means slowing down but that doesn’t have to be the case. Join AARP New Mexico and Dr. Anne Simpson April 30th for a deep discussion on how staying healthy and engaged in your community as we age can lead to a better life. Dr. Simpson is the director of the University of New Mexico School Of Medicine’s Institute for Ethics. During this comprehensive talk people will not only learn about healthy aging but also …

Two New Mexico Colleges Among Five Grantees to Help Women 50+ Train for Jobs

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

Community | Local Resources | Money & Work AARP Foundation, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, has awarded Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, $176,223, and Santa Fe Community College, in Santa Fe, $187,506, to implement the BACK TO WORK 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative. The Initiative will help women age 50 and older find local jobs and build the financial capability to make sound decisions that reduce debt, rebuild savings and pave the way to greater financial stability. The …

Governor Martinez Signs Family Caregiving Bill

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP New Mexico | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources HB139 Formally Includes Caregivers in Process When Loved One is Hospitalized                 Santa Fe – Gov. Susana Martinez Friday signed House Bill 139, lay caregiver training, also known as the CARE Act. The new law gives family caregivers a more formal voice and inclusion in the care of their loved one when that individual is checked into the hospital. The law goes into effect June 19, 2015. House Bill 139, sponsored by Rep. …