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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. Kimer …

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James Thibodeau, Senior Counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be giving two presentations, “Investing for Seniors” and “Pyramid Schemes” on May 24th from 6:00pm–7:30pm at AARP Utah’s office.  The general public is invited to join us–you need not be a member of AARP or 50+ to attend. The SEC is the nation’s top regulator of securities and brokers, bringing enforcement actions against fraud, abuse, and unfair and deceptive practices.  Mr. Thibodeau’s  presentation on “Pyramid Schemes” will …

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A new rule in Utah requires hospitals to work closely with family caregivers. The Patient Designated Caregiver Rule, proposed by AARP Utah and issued by the state Department of Health, allows each patient to designate a caregiver, whom the hospital must notify when the patient is released. In addition, hospitals will give caregivers instructions about follow-up care, such as managing medications. The policy is designed to support about 336,000 family caregivers in Utah, whose unpaid services help keep their loved …

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Dementia doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but the Alzheimer’s Association has a series of events during Making Sense of Alzheimer’s Month that can help!  On Tuesday, May 3, they will be holding an Education Conference in Park City with topics  that include effective communications strategies, understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors, and available community resources and services. The conference is designed specifically for the education of caregivers of those with dementia, with presentations by the Alzheimer’s Association, AARP Utah, …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?  Please show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2016 AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual  Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  It recognizes individuals who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer. Past recipients …

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Hartford Change AGEnts is proud to present “Portrait of a Caregiver,” a dramatic and moving play based on the real-life experiences and interviews of 22 Utah caregivers. “Portrait of a Caregiver” was created through a partnership of the University of Utah College of Nursing, the Utah Caregiver Support Program, and the Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative that aims to bring awareness to the needs of family caregivers who provide the majority of long-term care in Utah and are seldom prepared for …

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Did you know that in Utah, one in seven people are at risk of missing a meal today, and one is six seniors in the state faces hunger?  Yet sixty percent of seniors eligible for food stamps are not receiving benefits.  This may be because many who are hungry do not have information about where to go for help, how to apply for benefits, or what they need to do to receive assistance. Jewish Family Service wants to change that …