— Greetings one and all… I hope you and yours are enjoying the Fall season. As I write this blog posting, it feels more like Summer than Fall. A bit toasty in Denver for the middle of September. However, I will relish my memory of today when the snow is flying a few short months from now! Today, I want to share some information regarding a beneficial resource for caregivers and care receivers that I learned of last week. I attended …

— 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 …

— Greetings one and all… For the past four days, I have been glued to the tube and the internet—witnessing the unfolding catastrophe caused by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas Gulf Coast. Having lived in Houston in the early 90’s when I worked in the oil business, I have a fondness for the city and the surrounding area. I also have some very dear friends who live in and around Houston. Text messages and FaceBook are proving to be effective methods …

— Greetings one and all… I find it hard to believe that we are knee-deep in the summer season. WOW! The entire year has been somewhat of a blur with work, caregiving demands, and health concerns. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little break in the action! So pull up a chair, grab your preferred beverage, and take a deep breath. Let’s chat. This past weekend, I had the honor to participate in a program for caregivers …

— Do you know more about your loved ones medication than they do?  You might be a family caregiver? Join our Caring for the Caregiver event, where you can… Connect with others in situations similar to yours, Learn how to develop a caregiving plan and about resources available in our community, and Receive a free massage or a yoga lesson. This event is designed to be educational as well as relaxing!  Attendees will be able to move freely throughout the event …

— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business? Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, SCORE  and Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University  and find out how! Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested in making your hobby a business, including: Is your product or service marketable? How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor? What are the critical steps in building your …

— Greetings one and all… Every month when writing the posting for the Caregiver’s Cairn, I am always amazed that another month has come and gone. Today is no different. In fact, the first month of 2017 seemed particularly fast paced. That is not totally unexpected. January is the month when I get my “ducks in row” professionally. Submit proposals. Schedule educational events. Finalize contracts. However, the pace seemed particularly swift (and stressful) this year due to unexpected and disturbing events. …

— Greetings one and all… Sitting at my desk this morning, I am pondering the advent of 2017. I don’t know about you, but I am ready to shift gears into the New Year. The past year proved to be particularly trying for me. However, I am not taking this too personally. I am not the only person challenged by the events of 2016. In fact, when chatting with my family, friends, and colleagues, there seems to be a consensus that …

— AARP is hosting an online fair all about family caregiving. You can participate from the comfort and privacy of your own home computer or the convenience of your mobile device. Join us on Thursday, November 17th anytime from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Connect with other family caregivers and access tips, resources, and information to help you care for a loved one. Have one-on-one chats with representatives from various government agencies, non-profit organizations, and AARP programs. Learn about Medicare, Mindfulness, Financial Health. Watch a …

— Did you know that there are low income seniors and persons with disabilities right in your own community that need your help? With compassion, patience, and a few hours each month, you can make a difference. Consider volunteering with the Massachusetts Money Management Program. Jointly sponsored by AARP, Mass Home Care, and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs through its Protective Services Program, the Massachusetts Money Management Program deploys trained volunteers to help low-income older adults and people with disabilities manage their daily finances …