— AARP Maine is hosting community conversations to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Mainers know firsthand what it’s like to get caught in a financial crunch when it comes to paying for prescription drugs, and the increasing cost of medications is hitting older Mainers particularly hard. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world, and costs are rising four times as fast as overall inflation. We’ve invited State Legislators and community members to discuss the challenges Mainers …

— The AARP HomeFit program was developed to educate attendees on how to navigate all living spaces independently to allow them to remain in their own homes as they age.  Participants receive information on how to easily evaluate their own home for “livability” should they themselves or one of their family members become unable to use stairs, or must rely on assistive devices. It is designed help individuals plan for independence, choice, and dignity as they age. At the event you …

—   The North End is a delightful labyrinth of narrow streets and exotic marketplaces. Walk among the Italian markets, see colonial buildings and hear the story of a changing neighborhood from the time of Cotton Mather, to the exploits of Paul Revere, the rise of the Fitzgeralds, the fall of molasses, and present day re-gentrification. Join us Saturday, May 11 at 2 PM for this 90 minute tour. Meet at the statue of boxer Tony DeMarco at the intersection of …

— Delaware’s Senate passed the Share the Care Act, SB 27, this week by a vote of 20-0. AARP is working with a statewide coalition of partners to pass the bill, and this vote moves it one step closer to becoming a law in Delaware. The Share the Care Act would remove a legal barrier that prevents home health aides or personal care workers from giving medicines to patients at home. The bill would make it possible for families to delegate …

— Join us for Poudre River Public Library’s New Directions / 50 & Better at the Harmony Library on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. The spring session, Meaningful Time Well Spent, explores life enhancing options for the Over 50 population of Northern Colorado. Each free program features an interactive and informational session including new research on aging, meaningful direction and activities in the next phase of life, and available resources in the community. Monthly sessions are Thursdays from 1:30-3:00pm. April 18, 2019 …

— http:// With the opioid crisis affecting many Arkansans, sometimes we do not consider ways we may individually help address this issue. Individuals who have expired medications, especially pain medications, in their homes are one of the most unintentional facilitators of prescription drug abuse. AARP wanted to provide an opportunity to inform individuals of ways they may keep their families safe from addiction. Monday, April 22nd, AARP Arkansas will host a showing of the documentary film Chasing the Dragon at the …

— AARP has a goal to protect vulnerable adults and provide their caregivers with the tools necessary to make important decisions. When an older adult plans for the future, they often consider what would happen if they develop difficulty in making decisions.  For instance, this might happen if they have a disease that is progressive and could affect their ability to think clearly. AARP supports caregivers and encourages people to use the least restrictive option.  We can think about it as …

— It is spring and time to get healthier and start walking together with AARP’s annual walking challenge and sweepstakes. The challenge? Starting May 1, walk 30 minutes a day for eight weeks. Then visit the site daily to track your progress. Get inspired by AARP Wellness Ambassador Denise Austin and share photos with walkers across the country. Just by entering, you will earn a chance to win a spa getaway for two. No purchase necessary. To get started, join the national …

— It started in 2002 as a poetry class in a church basement. When the majority of participants turned out to be seniors it inspired a light bulb moment for Active Minds co-founder John Henderson. Seniors, he thought, might be interested in some classes on the arts and history. To test his idea, Henderson sent flyers to 11 senior living communities. He received nine responses expressing a desire for programs on current events and Active Minds* was born. With Henderson as …