— AARP Mississippi is inviting all Veterans in the area to attend the AARP Veterans Town Hall on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lady Luck Casino Arena, 1380 Warrenton Road in Vicksburg. The event is free. Veterans may bring one guest. Lunch will be served. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 219,000 Veterans resided in Mississippi. AARP Mississippi seeks to bring together Veterans of all eras to discuss resources and …

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Mississippi is excited to shine a light on 50+ Mississippians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq. Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Mississippi based on …

— AARP Kentucky Announces Annual Real Possibilities Faith Award Nominees Local volunteers working with their faith community are making a difference in Louisville – everyday. In 2017, AARP Kentucky launched its Real Possibilities Faith Award as one way to recognize long-serving volunteer members of Louisville’s faith communities who are often “unsung heroes.” The 2018 Real Possibilities Faith Award winning nominees and the top winners in each category will be announced at a community celebration scheduled for Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.  …

— As we all know, the journey of caregiving is comprised of twists and turns, ups and downs, joys and sorrows. Dealing with the changing landscape is challenging indeed. Perhaps by realizing that everything is temporary, we would be more tolerant of the bad times and more appreciative of the good times. A perspective certainly worthy of consideration.   In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile …

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— On Saturday, June 9 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m., AARP Georgia is hosting a Prepare to Care Workshop in conjunction with Johns Creek United Methodist Church. AARP’s Prepare to Care program is a workshop that helps current caregivers as well as those who want to be prepared to be cared for in the future. The workshop is free and open to the public but registration is required. Registration ends June 4, 2018. WHAT: Prepare to Care Workshop WHEN: Saturday, June 9 …

— AARP NJ was happy to host over 150 participants at our bilingual event for family caregivers in North Bergen, NJ on Friday, May 11th.  We highlighted our advocacy work and recent legislation passed to provide relief and support for caregivers in our state, and also had invited speakers discuss local and county programs and services, as well as tips on stress management and self-care.  Invited organizations and presenters included Hudson County Dept. of Health & Human Services, Bergen county Division …

— Alzheimer’s Association presents Let’s Wash Up! The 2nd annual Prince William Area Dementia Caregivers Symposium Saturday, June 9, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. James J. McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias slowly become less able to take care of themselves. Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. It’s normal to feel some frustration when best efforts to help are not working. Join AARP …

— On Tuesday, May 17, House Bill 281, the “Virtual Visitation” Bill, passed the Louisiana Senate. Andrew Muhl, State Advocacy Director for AARP Louisiana, issued the following statement. “AARP would like to thank New Orleans City Councilwoman-elect Helena Moreno, Rep. Kirk Talbot, and the legislators who took a step in the right direction by supporting HB 281. This bill gives nursing home residents and their family members the option to install a video monitoring device in the resident’s room, allowing family …

— I had just finished reading an interesting story on Yahoo News, and went to breakfast in the dining room anxious to tell my table mate, George, about it.  After I prefaced my retelling, I couldn’t remember the story I wanted to tell. Yet . . . . . . The other night, I was reminiscing about my undergraduate days as a student actor, playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice: Hath not a Jew eyes, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; …

— AARP members across Virginia join together in local communities through independently incorporated chapters. These chapters offer informational programs, advocacy and service opportunities. You can join an AARP Chapter to meet new people, give back, and have fun. Chapter activities can include meals, cultural outings and trips, and for many, community service is a major priority. Click here to find a chapter near you!    Bayside Chapter #4798 The Bayside Chapter #4798 Met on Monday, April 16th and received update on AARP …