— The second in our series of telephone town halls on caregiving will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. This town hall will focus on what a caregiver needs to know when a family member or another loved one is being discharged from a hospital. After seven years of advocacy, the North Dakota Legislature passed the AARP-endorsed CARE Act during the 2019 legislative Session. The new law will provide clarity to both hospitals and caregivers on how to best …

— Por la Dra. Nancy Vega Ramos, miembro del Consejo Ejecutivo de AARP PR “¿Como te llamas?   Bueno en mi seguro social, soy Ana, pero mis padres me inscribieron como Bertha y en todas mi tarjetas e identificaciones tengo el nombre de Ana”. Esta es la situación de muchas personas en Puerto Rico, sobre todo las personas nacidas antes de los años 60. Don Juan enviudo hace varios años, y en sus próximas nupcias el Registro Demográfico no le podía autorizar …

— AARP Mississippi and the Mississippi Public Service Commission will host a Broadband Tech Night Workshop at the Collins Civic Center, located on 3220 U.S. 49 in Collins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The workshop will feature AARP Mississippi representatives and Sam Britton, Southern District Public Service Commissioner. The workshop will cover how broadband can help improve the quality of life for people of all ages and help older Mississippians live independently in their homes and communities. The …

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— Schedule an AARP presentation Does your community group need a speaker? AARP volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 25 or more almost anywhere in Kentucky. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include: Fraud (20-45 mins.) – AARP helps attendees protect themselves and their loved ones by looking at fraud trends and behavior; The Con Artist’s Play Book; prevention techniques and resources. Caregiving (20-45 mins.) – AARP …

— When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9:30 A.M.- 11:30 A.M Where: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1601 13th Road S, Arlington, VA 22204 Thousands of people are caring for older parents, loved ones, friends and neighbors, helping them to live independently at home. It’s a labor of love, and a huge responsibility! Yet, who is supporting, uplifting and encouraging these caregivers? Be part of the essential conversation to address systemic change for the most vulnerable within our congregations and communities. Join …

— Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral program for singers 55 plus, is pleased to introduce a chorus for those diagnosed with early or beginning moderate Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. The “Sentimental Journey Singers” is fifteen-week set to begin Monday, September 9, 2019, rehearsals will be from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Insight Memory Care Center at 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA. If you are interested in learning more about the “Sentimental Journey Singers” program …

— On Saturday, May 19, the Minnesota House and Senate passed legislation strengthening protections for older and vulnerable adults in long-term care residential facilities. Currently the only state to not license assisted living facilities, Minnesota’s Department of Health receives approximately 400 cases of abuse and neglect every week. The bill passed earlier this week (HF90/SF8) seeks to address this critical problem. The bill establishes licensure of assisted living facilities and strengthens the rights of older and vulnerable adults. The licensing requirements …

— The Community Center of Abingdon, serving all of Washington County, Virginia would like to extend an invitation to participate in its new fundraiser campaign “Have a Heart” to increase funding for the Meals on Wheels program on behalf of your loved one. Included with your donation is a gift card (pictured on left) that you can give to your loved one showing your donation on their behalf.   The Meals on Wheels program is the only one of its kind in the …

— Stand Up for Yourself and Your Community: How to Avoid Scams Join us from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22  at TC Williams High School in the auditorium to the 2019 Senior Law Day. Come hear from experts on how to identify a  possible scam and what to do if you think you or a loved one have been scammed.  Learn what legal documents everyone should have in place and what to expect if not prepared. Did …

— A Kinship Caregivers’ Support Network Bedford Area Seniors Raising Kids (BASrK) is a network of 50-plus Virginians from the Bedford area who are raising their extended family’s children. Their goal is to develop a safe, nurturing, confidential, and interactive group that promotes health, wellness, and decreased stress as they endeavor to raise healthy, happy kids. The group provides Fellowship Collaboration Support Information & referral Education on topics relevant to our unique group Meetings are held the third Saturday of the …