10 Simple Ways to Make Your Home “HomeFit”

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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 …

Experts Will Discuss Brain Health and Fraud Prevention

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Events | Fraud | Health & Wellbeing AARP surveys reveal two key concerns among Utah members: keeping their brains agile and avoiding financial exploitation. Real Possibilities University, presented by AARP Utah on May 13, will address those issues and discuss how life after 50 can be filled with new possibilities. Kevin Duff, a neuropsychologist at the University of Utah, will speak about brain fitness, memory loss and tips to stave off dementia. Keith Woodwell, director of the state Division of Securities, will discuss fraud, including ways to …

AARP Study Shows Workers 50+ Add Great Value to Workplace

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Utah | Comments

About AARP | Money & Work | Press Midvale, UT – A new AARP study debunks myths about age 50+ workers, showing that they have productive advantages that can make them a “critical component” of a successful business.   The report, “A Business Case for Workers Age 50+:  A Look at the Value of Experience 2015,” was prepared by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement, and health solutions company of Aon plc.  It finds that the business case for employing workers age 50+ has grown even stronger in …