— AARP North Dakota and the Red River Rainbow Seniors are co-sponsoring a series of lounge and learns of particular interest to the LGBT community. All three lounge and learns are from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be held at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. A light meal and refreshments will be provided. These sessions are designed especially for the LGBT population and their loved ones. Anyone interested is welcome to …

— Proposals Range from State Tax Credit for Caregiving Expenses to Expansion of ‘Telehealth’ NEW YORK, N.Y. – As the number of older New Yorkers explodes with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation and as New Yorkers live longer with more chronic conditions, unpaid family caregivers need help – and a new report from AARP outlines a host of potential solutions ranging from a middle class tax credit for out-of-pocket caregiving expenses to an expansion of “telehealth.” The Future of …

—   AARP Montana is teaming up with the Montana Office on Aging and a coalition of groups focused on senior issues to sponsor the annual Governor’s Conference on Aging. The theme of this year’s event is “Rock Your Age” with a focus on healthy lifestyles. The event is slated for September 25 – 27, 2018 at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena. Why you Should Register:  “The goal of the conference is to connect participants with support and solutions, empower …

— AARP empowers people to choose how to live as they age. We advocate for the more than 524,000 family caregivers across Oklahoma who provide 488 million hours of unpaid care with an estimated value of $6 billion. AARP Oklahoma successfully worked with legislators to become the first in the nation to pass the CARE (Caregivers Advise Record Enable) Act which gives family caregivers new rights and better support. AARP Oklahoma & AARP Northeastern Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Guides With many organizations offering different types …

— Did you know that on the eve of its 60th Anniversary, AARP announced a $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund to deepen our commitment to helping people living with dementia and family caregivers? You are invited to stop by the AARP Ohio booth at one of the below Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to learn more about AARP in your community and AARP’s tools, information and support available for family caregivers. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause …

— PORTLAND – Five authors will explore the personal and collective lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people at OutSpoken: An LGBTQ Author Festival. Sponsored by AARP Maine and hosted by the Portland Press Herald, this free, daylong event will be held at Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, Sept 22. The festival authors will read from and discuss the inspiration behind their recent books. In the morning two authors will examine tragedies of …

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— Here are some things caregivers should focus on when preparing for Hurricane Florence or other emergencies: Financial and legal preparedness: Ensure key documents for financial records, health care power of attorney and other advance directives are easy to access in case of an emergency. Perhaps make electronic copies available via a secure online storage app. Alerts and warnings: Set up wireless emergency alerts on smartphone; get a weather radio, check out other options. Emergency communication plans: With contact lists always …

— Here are some things caregivers should focus on when preparing for Hurricane Florence or other emergencies: Financial and legal preparedness: Ensure key documents for financial records, health care power of attorney and other advance directives are easy to access in case of an emergency. Perhaps make electronic copies available via a secure online storage app. Alerts and warnings: Set up wireless emergency alerts on smartphone; get a weather radio, check out other options. Emergency communication plans: With contact lists always …

— When you’re a caregiver, it’s crucial to be ready for emergencies. Especially with the threat of Hurricane Florence now is the time to think about preparing your loved ones for natural disasters. Here are some things caregivers should focus on when preparing for emergencies: Financial and legal preparedness: Ensure key documents for financial records, health care power of attorney and other advance directives are easy to access in case of an emergency. Perhaps make electronic copies available via a secure …

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— By Roy Pankey “AARP California values the partnership we have with volunteers who take what they know and share it with their community,” said Antoine Cook, Associate State Director for Community. “Leigh is one of those individuals who has really spread the word about all the caregiving resources available through AARP. She is a true Caregiving Champion.” Broadway was nominated for the award by Cook and Nina Weiler, leads of the caregiving campaign, for her volunteer work and for conducting …