Embracing Pride Year-round through “Lounge and Learn”

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About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing In 2015, Capital Pride celebrates its 40th year in the nation’s capital. Embracing Pride year-round is what local organizers are promoting. Capital Pride Week is June 3 -14, 2015.  In 1975 Capital Pride was a one-day block party for a few hundred people.  With the theme “Have Pride 365″ Capital Pride is a non-profit organization that produces one of the largest LGBTQ Pride celebrations in the country, according to the official 2015 Pride Guide.  That’s growth! Pride is defined as …

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 …

Las ABC (y D) de Medicare para los cuidadores de familia

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Caregiving | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized Por Bob Stephen Laura hace poco empezó a brindar ayuda adicional a su madre de 72 años, quien tiene la enfermedad de Parkinson. Por suerte, la enfermedad es de progreso lento, pero últimamente su madre ha necesitado más ayuda para poder continuar viviendo de manera independiente. Como la mayoría de las personas de 65 años o mayores, la madre de Laura tiene Medicare. Laura no sabía mucho más sobre Medicare que su nombre. Sin embargo, se dio cuenta de que …

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 …