— A new Senate Bill, called the Share the Care Act will help families balance work and caregiving. AARP and a statewide coalition of partners worked throughout the 2018 legislative session to encourage the bill’s introduction.  Almost every family faces a very common dilemma at some point–a loved one needs care during the day, but family members cannot be there 24/7. Many families hire an aide to fill in the gaps. But Delaware state law does not permit aides hired through …

— AARP Foundation Challenges Memphis to Pack 500,000 Meals for Hungry Seniors For a startling number of older adults, poverty is a fact of life that threatens to put the American Dream out of reach. And more than 10 million adults 50 and older are at risk of hunger every day because they lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Seniors who are food-insecure are 50 percent more likely to have diabetes, 60 percent more likely to have congestive …

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— More than 1.3 million Georgians care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities, or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities, where they want to be. A labor of love, family caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming. That doesn’t change on Election Day. It can be incredibly difficult for many family caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities to get to the local polling station. And if a caregiver’s love …

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— MVI_3042.MOV State President Lee Baker rallies other AARP Georgia volunteers prior to leaving for the Securities and Exchange Commission hearing in Atlanta. AARP will continue efforts to ensure consumers have access to advice in their best financial interests. We appreciate the support of our volunteers as we continue to advocate for those who are 50-plus. Posted by AARP Georgia on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

— English. El jueves 7de junio de 2018, la graduada de la escuela secundaria Abraham Lincoln, Gissell Jiménez,  fue elegida como la recipiente de la beca Premio Oportunidad Andrus de este año, junto con $5,000 para ayudarla a pagar su educación universitaria.  El reconocimiento es nombrado en honor de la fundadora de AARP la Dra. Ethel Percy Andrus, quien fungió como la directora de la secundaria Lincoln de 1916 a 1944. AARP anunció oficialmente la entrega del Premio Oportunidad Andrus, una beca que …

— Español. On Thursday, June 7th, 2018, Abraham Lincoln High School graduate, Gissell Jiménez, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Andrus Opportunity Award along with $5,000 to help her pay for her education. The award is named after AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who served as principal of Lincoln High from 1916 to 1944. AARP officially announced the funding of the Andrus Opportunity Award, a scholarship that would be awarded to a college-bound Lincoln High student each year for ten years, at a gala …

— More than 123,000 Delawareans care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities – where they want to be. AARP advocates for family caregivers – and the loved ones who count on them. In 2016, AARP worked with a statewide coalition of partners to pass the CARE Act. The CARE Act makes it possible for those receiving care to remain at home and recover successfully …

— Westar Energy customers living in Wichita will have a chance to ask questions and find out more information about the company’s latest proposed rate increase request.  The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Wichita to receive input from Westar Energy customers on the company’s request. The public hearing will be held at Wichita State University’s Lowe Auditorium located at 5015 E. 29th St. N. in Wichita. Attendees will have the opportunity …

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— Following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new rule proposal intended to help consumers get investment advice in their best interest, AARP today previewed upcoming testimony for a SEC Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting later this week in Atlanta, Ga.  On behalf of its 38 million members and all hard-working Americans saving for their retirements, AARP will continue efforts to ensure consumers have access to advice in their best interest, as the SEC also begins a series of regional town hall meetings …