— 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 …

— Tangles is a dynamic play that tells the story of a family during one pivotal night as they come to terms with their roles as sons, daughters, and siblings living with an aging family member who has dementia. Through music, media, and a dynamic design, the production shows how memories and the past are interconnected in ways that both fragment and bring together families in the toughest moments. In Tangles, the loving bond between an older woman and her granddaughter …

— August 9 & 10, 2017 Holiday Inn Valley View: 3315 Ordway Dr., NW Roanoke, VA Cost:   Tangles-$25.00, Hoarding Workshop-$25.00, $40.00 for both events Register Online Today! Registration closes, Friday, August 4, 2017. Lunch and continental breakfast included for August 10 workshop.       Wednesday, August 9 – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. TANGLES – a play by The New Theater of Medicine, Washington, DC One Disease, One Family, One Night. TANGLES, an innovative musical play formed through the collaboration of health …

— Join AARP Virginia at one of our many local events AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family. Our …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Caring for a parent, spouse or other adult? AARP Delaware is distributing a wallet card that spells out new support for family caregivers under a state law that took effect Jan. 1. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital must notify the caregiver before their loved one is discharged and provide basic instructions for follow-up medical tasks needed at home. Delawareans provide about $1.6 billion worth of unpaid care …

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— Kentucky Caregiver Resource Guide Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping with a big move, or taking care of a family member in your home—having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier. With many organizations in Kentucky offering different types …

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— Thanks to the hard work of AARP New Hampshire and others, the state legislature passed – and Governor Maggie Hassan signed – a bill to better support New Hampshire’s 173,000 family caregivers.  Every day, these Granite Staters help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones remain in their homes, where they want to be. The CARE Act – which became law on January 1 – is a commonsense solution to support family caregivers when their loved ones go into …

— Greetings one and all… Can you believe we are knee-deep in the middle of August? The summer seems like a blur. So, let’s slow down for a moment and Take 5. Grab your favorite beverage and settle into a cozy chair. Today, I want to chat about an essential aspect of life for personal and professional caregivers—self care. Having been a caregiver and knowing countless caregivers, I know that the task of self care usually falls to the bottom of …