— CHEYENNE – Southwest Wyoming, caregivers will have the opportunity to take part in Alzheimer’s simulations on loss of memory, reduced vision and hearing during two AARP-sponsored events on Alzheimer’s and dementia, Oct. 11 in Green River, and Oct. 12 in Rock Springs. The Green River event is slated for 11 am-1 p.m. at the Golden Hour Senior Citizens Center at 550 Uinta Street, Suite A. The Oct. 12 presentation will take place at the Young At Heart Center, from 6:00 …

— As human beings, we will experience the highs and lows of life – and the transitions between the peaks and valleys are rough. It is during the stressful, difficult times that we realize the importance of resilience – the ability to “BOUNCE back” from adversity.  Resilience is not a trait. Rather, it is a process of adaptation. When life unfolds in unexpected or unwanted ways, we are better served to BEND (adapt) as opposed to being broken by life (resist). …

— Thank you for checking out our Care-FULL Conversation Resources.  The videos are to provide information to help benefit the caregiver and care receiver. Prepare to Care Description:  Jane Barton will address the benefits of being proactive instead of reactive in the caregiving journey. It is not IF we will need care or be called to care, it is WHEN. So instead of living on caffeine and adrenaline during times of crisis, consider who, what, when, where, why, and how of …

— AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Richland Community Center, 410 East Harper St. in Richland, MS. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. The event will feature information about caregiving, financial security, fraud prevention and other topics important to veterans. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also will be …

— Over the past twelve years, I have presented thousands of programs on various aspects of caregiving. I can’t discuss caregiving without addressing the issue of CHANGE. I always ask those in attendance if they welcome and enjoy CHANGE.  CHANGE. The word alone triggers anxiety, fear, and discomfort. People squirm in their seats. Look at me in disbelief. Groan loudly! Or laugh nervously. Obviously, CHANGE is not a pleasant experience for most us. However, CHANGE is an inherent part of life—certainly …

— Tulsa, Okla. —  As a part of AARP’s “I Heart Caregivers” initiative to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home, AARP Oklahoma has launched a series of local resources to support family caregivers and those in their care. The resources and outreach are in response to a March 2017 study conducted by AARP to better understand family caregivers’ needs and their general awareness of resources and services …

— Every day, a silent army of 524,000 Oklahomans perform a great labor of love by performing family caregiving duties by helping their parents and significant others remain at home. AARP is fighting to support family caregivers who help make it possible for older Americans and other loved ones to live independently at home—where they want to be. Click the videos below to hear personal stories from Carol, John, Michelle and Regina – all Oklahoma family caregivers that utilized AARP’s family …

— Description: AARP Colorado is excited to announce a new caregiving educational resource, Care-FULL Conversations. Jane W. Barton, the Caregiving Ambassador for the state of Colorado, is hosting a series of podcasts designed to explore the journey of caregiving from the inside out—what it FEELS like to be a caregiver or care receiver. If you have questions about family dynamics, grief and loss, caregiver stress, advance care planning, hospice and palliative care, or end of life issues, please join us routinely …

— Greetings one and all… It is another glorious morning in Denver. I have been enjoying some quiet time on our back porch—soaking up the early morning sunshine, listening to the birds, and delighting in the myriad of flowers blooming in our gardens. My morning meditation also afforded the opportunity to reflect on the events of the past month—it has been quite the ride! As noted in my previous posting, my medical adventure began in late May with the diagnosis of …