Are You Eligible for Help With Grocery Costs?

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing Many older West Virginians struggle with hunger, yet may not realize they are eligible for help with grocery costs. With a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Walmart Foundation, AARP is working with Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) to identify people who are eligible for benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Those who visit CCWVa or call its toll-free number can receive confidential screening for eligibility, as well as help with filling out the …

AARP WV To Host Free Screening of “Still Alice” June 16 in Morgantown

Posted on 06/11/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Events | Press In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers initiative, AARP West Virginia will host a free screening of the 2014 major motion picture “Still Alice” 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, at The Metropolitan Theater, 369 High St., Morgantown.  The event is free and open to the public; however registration is required. To register, call 844-418-2281 or RSVP online here.  The Academy Award®-winning film follows a linguistics professor (Best Actress Oscar® winner Julianne Moore) diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and portrays how …

CARE Act Becomes Law in West Virginia

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Caregiving | Press New state requirements for caregiver designation, education, instruction became effective June 8, 2015   A new West Virginia state law provides needed support to more than 300,000 family caregivers across the Mountain State. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which became effective June 8, provides support for family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital. The legislation, enacted during the 2015 West Virginia Legislature, requires upon hospitalization that health care facilities: Record the name of family caregivers on the medical record …

AARP WV Seeks Nominations for 2015 Andrus Award

Posted on 06/3/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering Annual award recognizes those making a difference in communities   AARP West Virginia is seeking nominations for its 2015 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ West Virginians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.   The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes volunteers who in the last year have made a difference in their communities in ways that support AARP’s mission, vision, and strategic direction and that inspire …

More Power to Family Caregivers

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

Caregiving | Home & Family About 443,000 Mountain Staters serve as family caregivers, and a new state law backed by AARP aims to help them when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Under the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which takes effect June 8, any patient in a West Virginia hospital can designate a family caregiver. The hospital will notify the caregiver before the patient is moved or discharged and will show the caregiver how to perform medical tasks needed at …

AARP WV Leaders Visit Capitol Hill, Urge Congress To Push For New Retirement Advice Standard

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP West Virginia | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Press AARP staff and volunteers from West Virginia and across the nation converged in Washington April 19 to deliver petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule in early April. The petition delivery kicked off several days of AARP activity in the Nation’s Capital. In addition to bringing petitions to the U.S. Department of Labor, AARP volunteers continue to speak to members …