Learn the Issues and Candidates, Then Vote

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-22T17:21:59+00:00">June 22, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

In keeping with a nationwide AARP campaign, the AARP state office is urging Michiganders to “Be the Difference. Vote.” Michigan is one of 36 states in which the governor’s seat is up for grabs. Voters will go to the polls Aug. 7 to cast ballots in the primary election for that race, as well as congressional and legislative offices. A photo ID is required at the polls, and if you arrive without one, you must sign an affidavit before voting. …

Law Lets Nurses Use Their Judgment

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-22T16:38:44+00:00">June 22, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Under a new law that takes effect July 19, registered nurses on staff at assisted living facilities can now use their judgment to alter procedures to meet residents’ temporary or intermittent needs. Previously, residents of assisted living facilities had to contract with a home health agency or go to a clinic or hospital in order to have a nurse perform tasks such as wound care or drawing blood. The new law, signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) in April, lets …

Wheelchair Games Keep Veterans Engaged

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-05T16:54:29+00:00">July 5, 2018</time> by AARP Florida

By Tom Scherberger Sharona Young, a medically retired Navy chief petty officer, is a multi-medalist in two National Veterans Wheelchair Games. But the chance to win more medals is not the main draw for this summer’s event in Orlando. “It’s just a good time—veterans from all over the country together in a friendly competition,” said Young, 36, of Orlando, who retired on a full military disability after developing multiple sclerosis during her service. “Some people may be intimidated when they …

Welcome Home Vets Festival Unites 2 States

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-19T10:38:02+00:00">June 19, 2018</time> by AARP Kentucky

Once again, AARP Kentucky and AARP Tennessee are cosponsoring a Welcome Home festival for veterans. The event will run Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 12-16, in Clarksville, Tenn., home to Fort Campbell, on the border between the two states. The festival will feature the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a parade, food and wine tastings and a concert. The celebration honors everyone who served in the armed forces and is open to the public, with some free and some ticketed events. More …

Get Tips on How to Outsmart Scammers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-22T16:42:58+00:00">June 22, 2018</time> by AARP Colorado

Coloradans can learn how to protect themselves from scams from one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgeries and embezzlement: Frank Abagnale. For more than 40 years, Abagnale has been a consultant to the FBI. But in his youth, he used fake identities to cash millions of dollars in fraudulent checks. Those exploits were later depicted in the 2002 movie Catch Me If You Can. Abagnale will speak at the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities in Arvada on …

Free Screenings, Help for Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-22T15:05:29+00:00">June 22, 2018</time> by AARP Indiana

By Diana Lamirand As an 84-year-old community volunteer, Lucille Moore, of Indianapolis, knows firsthand the issues older people face in trying to meet their needs for health care, financial stability and general well-being. She worries about those on a meager income who don’t see a doctor regularly and have to pay for expensive medication. “It’s important for seniors to be able to survive on their own,” said Moore, an active volunteer for AARP Indiana since 2010. She enjoys spreading the …

Learn About Election Issues at State Fair

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-19T10:26:41+00:00">June 19, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

The Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is the largest event in the state and one of the oldest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. The 2018 fair runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-19, and about a million people are expected to attend. AARP Iowa welcomes visitors of all ages to its booth in the Varied Industries Building. Visitors can pick up information on voting in the midterm elections, as well as resources for caregiving, fraud prevention and livable …

Fraud Prevention at Tulsa Events

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-22T17:00:07+00:00">June 22, 2018</time> by AARP Oklahoma

AARP Oklahoma is cosponsoring two events in Tulsa to promote active aging and independent living. The 2018 Life Senior Services Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair will be Tuesday, July 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 East 21st St. Each participant can discard up to two boxes of documents at an AARP shredding station from noon-3 p.m. The Tulsa World Senior Living Expo will be Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Renaissance Tulsa …

Nurses Seek to Fill Primary Care Gap

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-27T15:48:02+00:00">June 27, 2018</time> by AARP Texas

By Thomas Korosec When Elizabeth Ellis, a nurse practitioner, opened the B.I.S. Community Clinic last year, she became the first primary care provider based in the small town of Bedias in more than 80 years. “Rural health is why I became a nurse practitioner,” said Ellis, 53. During flu season this past winter, she saw about 160 patients a month—most either under 15 or older than 50, and mostly from rural Grimes County (pop. 26,000). Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) …

Ready, Set, Vote!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-01T00:01:00+00:00">July 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-19T12:12:22+00:00">June 19, 2018</time> by AARP Virginia

In keeping with a nationwide AARP campaign, the state office is encouraging Virginians to “Be the Difference. Vote.” Virginia has races for one U.S. Senate seat and 11 U.S. House seats, as well as many municipal elections, all to be decided on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Are you ready to participate in the midterm elections? The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 15. And remember: On Election Day, you will need to carry a valid photo ID to the polls. To …