— AARP volunteer speakers are fanning out across Oahu and Hawaii island this week to talk about financial issues ranging from fraud to social security and preparing for retirement. It’s part of the Hawaii Public Library’s Money Smart Week, an annual event promoting financial literacy. Every year the public libraries work with AARP’s Speakers Bureau to find speakers for community meetings at the library. AARP speakers are available to talk on a variety of topics from fraud prevention and retirement strategy …

— According to the Census Bureau, there are nearly 57 million people living with disabilities in the United States. Thirty percent of American adults help provide care for a sick or disabled family member. Caregivers provide physical and emotional support for the people in their care. It’s a demanding job with its stresses and rewards, but it can also be a labor of love. Social Security is committed to you throughout life’s journey, helping secure today and tomorrow for every American. This …

— What’s your image of a caregiver? If you envisaged a middle-aged woman, one who is caring for an ailing parent, you wouldn’t be wrong. AARP research shows that the “typical” family caregiver is a 49-year old woman who cares for a relative. Watch this video of comedian Jim Breuer, who is the caregiver for his father. Yet, according to Caregiving in the U.S., a 2015 AARP survey done in conjunction with the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), 40 percent of family …

— Greetings one and all… It’s another glorious Spring morning in Denver. Blue skies and sunshine. However, we all know that Spring comes and goes along the Front Range. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow! We certainly need the moisture, so I’ll tolerate one more blast of winter weather. Spring-like days return this weekend which will prompt me to get out and about. I love digging in the dirt this time of year. And, I welcome the opportunity to be …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the United States and more than 173,000 in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loves ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a CAREversation, a free family caregiving event in Concord (May 11), Nashua (May 16) or Manchester (May 20).  The facilitator-led roundtable discussion will help you: Discover …

— AARP Mississippi is presenting a free Caregiving Webinar on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. You can participate in this live, interactive event from the comfort of your home or office.  Participants will receive tips and resources on starting a caregiving conversation, forming a team, making a plan, finding support and caring for themselves as they continue to care for others. Every year, more than 500,000 Mississippians perform a great labor of love by helping their parents, spouses, and …

— AARP members are invited to register for FREE to the sixth annual Innovation@50+ LivePitch event where they can learn about and provide real time feedback on new technology designed to meet the needs for people over 50. The event will take place Wednesday April 12 (8:30am-6:30pm) and Thursday April 13 (8:30-4:00pm), 2017 at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View, CA. This event is the only one of its kind, bringing together innovative startups in: Health …

— Many AARP members and I have this in common–we’ve been on both sides of caregiving. We have given and we have received, and considering life’s trajectory, it’s a trend that will likely continue. Chances are good we will have family members and friends who will depend on us to assist them, provide transportation, and perhaps advocate on their behalf. I’m going out on a limb here, but maybe some of you are like me–occasionally you need some of those very …

— As I sat in the quiet of the sanctuary, the silence broken by the whispery voices of the mourners, an occasional cough, the squish of feet and walkers awkwardly treading down the aisle, the sleepy environment lured my mind to roil.  I latched on to one of my rolling thoughts . . . . . for those of us who will close our years on earth in an Assisted Living Facility, we septuagenarians, octogenarians, even we few nonagenarians – who …

— Caregiving can be exhausting. The 2017 Lifespan Respite Annual Summit, to be held May 10 at the Wingate Hotel in Helena, aims to help family caregivers refuel and recharge. The event will be hosted by the Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition in collaboration with the state Department of Public Health and Human Services and AARP Montana. Elaine Ryan, AARP vice president of state advocacy and strategy integration, will give the keynote address. The summit will highlight the availability of respite support …