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Volunteers Speak on Caregiving, Other Topics

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Contact Us | Volunteering AARP volunteers knowledgeable about issues important to Nevadans age 50-plus are available to speak free of charge to community, civic and faith organizations across the state. These trained volunteers deliver interesting presentations about AARP programs, resources, events and priorities. Among the topics available are resources for family caregivers and how to get involved in AARP advocacy during the 2015 legislative session, which runs through May. An estimated 532,000 Nevadans serve as family caregivers, providing key support that allows their loved …

Guest blog: 10 Favorite Films of 2014

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Uncategorized | Volunteering With awards season in full swing, AARP Nevada ambassador Janice Alpern, a longtime volunteer and arts fan who leads the Cinemaniacs movie club, offers her thoughts on favorite movies of 2014.  If you live in the metro Las Vegas area and are interested in talking film with fellow movie buffs, join the Cinemaniacs and learn about upcoming meetings by registering here.  You can also follow Janice on Twitter at @JaniceO9271   Ten Favorite Films of 2014 By Janice Alpern AARP …

Caregiver communication: The difference between a successful transition home and a return trip to the hospital

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Uncategorized If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital. That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. Called the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) …

Bill Aims to Ease the Transition from Hospital to Home

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that could reduce hospital readmissions by improving communication between hospital staff and family caregivers. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would require hospitals to ask each patient to identify a caregiver. The hospital would teach the caregiver how to do follow-up procedures needed at home—such as managing medications or dressing wounds—and inform the caregiver when the patient is moved or discharged. In 2009 some 364,000 Nevadans provided unpaid care for family …

AARP Nevada Recognizes Domingo Floresta with 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Volunteering Domingo Floresta has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer award.  The award recognizes Floresta’s dedicated, inspiring service to the Las Vegas community as a volunteer leader. As a volunteer, Floresta leads the Patient Ambassador Program at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus. Seeing a need for patient and family advocacy, Floresta helped develop and build the Ambassador program from the ground up, regularly working …

To Connect with the Grandkids, Get Social

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Volunteering Want to “friend” your kids and grandchildren or “tweet” them your thoughts from time to time? To beef up computer literacy across the generational divide, AARP and the City of Las Vegas are offering free social media classes for Nevadans age 50-plus. Small group classes at Howard Lieburn Senior Center help participants get the most out of social networking while maintaining privacy and security. Besides “following” your family members, you can learn about local discounts and events at facebook.com/aarpnv and …