Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— With the conclusion of the 2016 Wyoming Legislative budget session, the AARP Wyoming government relations team closed out a good and effective budget session, but it was also a frustrating budget session. First the good news. As mentioned in the cover story, House Bill 76 – “Designated Caregiver” was passed by the legislature unanimously and signed by Governor Mead. The Act has three main components. A caregiver must be identified on hospital patient records; the hospital must make a reasonable …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

— Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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— A recent AARP survey shows that more than half of Wyoming’s registered voters 45 and older are providing or have provided care for an adult who is ill, frail or elderly or has a disability. These unpaid family caregivers help their loved ones with transportation, shopping, meals, bathing, dressing and even medical tasks, such as managing medications. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they expected to provide the same type of care in the future. The survey also revealed the value …

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— This week, Wyoming became the 21st state in the nation to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. Passed unanimously by the Wyoming Legislature at the beginning of the week and signed into law by Governor Mead, House Enrolled Act 27 – The Designated Caregiver Act is a common sense solution to help those caring for their older mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and other loved ones so they can live independently. The law ensures family caregivers have key support …

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— State residents who want to learn about one of Wyoming’s most pressing issues can attend a caregivers conference in Casper April 15-16. The first day will feature sessions for caregiving professionals, while the second day will focus on family caregivers’ concerns. In Wyoming, family caregivers provide about 62 million hours of unpaid services annually, worth about $817 million, to help a parent, spouse or other adult continue to live at home, AARP research shows. The event is cosponsored by AARP, …

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— By Ty Stockton – Guest columnist for AARP Wyoming The average school-age child in the United States spends an average of seven hours a day in front of a screen – that includes television, video games, computers, or the ubiquitous smartphone. That statistic, says Walt Gasson, is alarming. “I don’t think that’s how human beings become well-adjusted, functional people,” says the Trout Unlimited director of endorsed businesses, who has also worked as the executive director of the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation …