— A number of events are planned in Bismarck-Mandan as part of a new partnership between AARP North Dakota and the Missouri Valley Family YMCA to promote healthy living and volunteerism in Bismarck-Mandan. The kick-off event for this partnership is the AARP-YMCA Community Picnic and Volunteer Fair, taking place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at Sleepy Hollow Park. At the picnic you will be able to learn more about this partnership. You’ll also hear about opportunities to join pickleball classes, …

— Walking for Grownups with AARP Virginia Meet new friends and have fun while staying healthy as part of Roanoke’s newest walking group. We are moving forward! Walking is a terrific way to keep your mind and body healthy, meet new friends and enjoy the beautiful weather as summer continues in its full glory. That’s why AARP Virginia has partnered with the local chapter of the American Volkssport Association (AVA) to start a weekly walking group in Roanoke. The walking group …

— As the state population ages, an increasing number of older Delawareans want to continue to live at home with help from family caregivers. But many caregivers have full-time jobs and can’t be home to manage medications throughout the day. AARP Delaware is studying nurse delegation as a possible solution. This change would let registered nurses delegate authority to health care workers under their supervision to administer medications. That would relieve family caregivers of the burden of doing it themselves or …

— Greetings one and all… This morning I am particularly thankful for my home, my family, and my life. I’m not surprised. Gratitude often grows in the aftermath of adversity—one of the blessings to be embraced following challenging times in life. No doubt, the past 4 months have certainly been challenging for my family and me. In addition to a nonstop schedule of presentations and events, two of our beloved cats recently died of renal failure following months of intensive care. …

— Please join us at these free workshops to learn more about dementia caregiving from several community resources and keynote speaker, Paul Raia, who has been directing patient care and family support at the Alzheimer’s Association for over 30 years.   Overcoming Inertia: Essential Conversations for Family Caregivers Wednesday, June 7 from 6:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce Street, Springfield Register online * Complimentary dinner served at 6 p.m.; Program starts at 6:30 p.m. Behavioral Sleuthing: Uncovering …

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— More than 1.6 million Pennsylvanians care for older parents, spouses or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and on April 20, 2017, a new law takes effect that will make life a little bit easier for them. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act requires hospitals to: Provide …

— Starting next April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will begin issuing Medicare cards that do not display Social Security numbers. New beneficiaries will get the modernized cards first, and then new cards will be issued to existing beneficiaries. This change presents an opening to scammers. If you get a call claiming to be from Medicare asking you to confirm your Social Security number for the new card, this is a scam! It is also a scam if you …

— Annual event provides full battery of free health screenings and preventative educational programs available to tribal members as well as entire community The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in collaboration with AARP Montana and other community partners, have joined forces to host the annual Women 4 Wellness health fair on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Joe McDonald Event Center on the Salish Kootenai College campus. The greatly-anticipated and much-appreciated event draws thousands of women …

— AARP Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, invites all to attend Your Health, Your Body, Your Self, a free, healthy-living event in Roxbury on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The event includes a complimentary breakfast. We’re also pleased to have Dr. Joseph Coughlin, director, MIT AgeLab, and serves on the AARP Board of Directors, serving as the event’s keynote speaker. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of the new AARP book, Your Body: Secrets to Living Longer, Better …

— 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 …