— Join AARP’s Jean Accius and OSU Extension Services for a live Q&A session as we discuss Medicare basics such as eligibility, enrollment and what is covered in each part of your plan. We’ll talk about how to find care and maximize your benefits. We’ll also review Social Security basics like how to enroll and when to claim your benefits for maximum value. Plus, we’ll show you how to calculate your social security benefits and also review special rules just for …

— Please join us Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the process of aging and learn how we can enhance the quality of life. Currently in the United States, both men and women are expected to live into their eighties. This represents an increase in life expectancy of thirty years over the past century. The increased longevity is due in part to advances in medical technology, improved hygiene, and development and availability of effective medications. Fabulous news, right? Perhaps. …

— CHEYENNE – AARP Wyoming and Wyoming Center on Aging are sponsoring Caring for Our Elders, Oct. 11-12 in the Cottonwood Room of the Wind River Casino in Riverton. This workshop is designed to empower Native American elder caregivers, elder service providers, and tribal leaders. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by AARP Wyoming for attendees on Oct. 11 and 12 and lunch will be provided on Oct. 11. “There are over 100,000 caregivers …

— AARP New York and the Paid Family Leave Coalition fought for the Paid Family Leave program because family caregivers who work shouldn’t have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their jobs. And beginning in January, we will reach that goal when one of the strongest Paid Family Leave laws in the nation takes effect. Here are five things you should know about New York’s upcoming Paid Family Leave program: 1) What is paid family leave? Under …

— Join us for a free webinar at 12 pm MNT on October 18!  Currently in the United States, both men and women are expected to live into their eighties. This represents an increase in life expectancy of thirty years over the past century. The increased longevity is due in part to advances in medical technology, improved hygiene, and development and availability of effective medications. Fabulous news, right? Perhaps. The blessing of a longer life often depends on how we age. …

— Simple Measure will have a significant positive impact for Montana’s 118,000 Caregivers Caregiving can be stressful, exhausting and daunting. A new state law aims to ease the stress by providing caregivers with training and support when a loved one goes into the hospital and then transitions home upon discharge. The Montana Caregiver Act, which takes effect October 1, will allow every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver, whose contact information will be on file with the hospital. The hospital …

— AARP members are invited to join us for coffee and conversation when we are in your neighborhood. The locations we plan to be at before the end of the year are listed below. We’ll spend just a few minutes talking about our work to support family caregivers in North Dakota, health care, and some of our other initiatives. Then, we’d like to hear what’s on your mind. Please join an AARP North Dakota Executive Council member and a member of …

— (Ridgeland, MS) – AARP Mississippi is inviting all veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The free event will be held at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue in Biloxi. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together veterans of all eras …

— North Dakota currently has an estimated 62,100 family caregivers. Chances are most of us will be a family caregiver at some point in our lives. Where will we turn for help when it’s time? This lunch and learn will feature a panel of experts discussing state and local programs and services available to caregivers, where to go to find help when you need it, and how to reduce stress. We’ll also talk about AARP’s work to support caregivers and AARP’s …

— 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). …