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Holiday Checkup: Helping Older Relatives


Planning to visit older relatives this holiday season? The best present you can give is to check on loved ones who are aging in place.

AARP Alabama encourages families to take stock while sharing turkey and eggnog. If a relative’s mobility has diminished, is the home still accessible? Do new health issues require a doctor’s attention? Are finances in order?

About 28 percent of people age 65-plus—and nearly half of women age 75-plus—live alone, according to the Administration on Aging. In Alabama, 40 percent of those 65-plus report some kind of disability.

To learn more, go to For tips on making homes accessible, call 334-954-3070.

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