— More than 452,000 Arkansans care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one, helping them live independently at home—where they want to be. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. They juggle full- or part-time jobs, and many are still raising families. This year, an Arkansas lawmaker went above and beyond to provide commonsense support for family caregivers by championing Act 203 of 2017, which makes telehealth more accessible to Arkansans. Act …

— AARP Kansas is hosting a series of meetings in Wichita, with coffee and conversation from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a presentation. Topics include caregiving, medication management, end-of-life planning, financial security and computer skills. Participants can learn about resources that help people continue to live at home as they age and make communities age-friendly. Sessions are held the third Tuesday of each month in the AARP office at Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St. N. The next …

— By Linda H. Lamb When Jackie Green offered ideas on a new website for caregivers in the state, she kept thinking about the years she helped take care of her stepmother, then in her 80s. “I had to learn how to get help for her,” Green said, describing frustrating searches for services and information. State agencies helped steer her toward answers, but there were always more questions, on almost everything from financial aid to where to find pads for incontinence. …

— AARP Offers Free TEK Workshops Events at Edward King House, Newport and AARP Providence   AARP RHODE ISLAND will host a series of free TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops designed to teach the 50-plus everything from the basics to advance use of new technologies, such as smart phones and tablets.  The workshops will take place Monday, December 4 in Newport and Tuesday, December 5 in Providence and cover everything from taking photos, using the latest apps and staying safe …

— Richmond, VA — A diverse group of multidisciplinary college students from across the Commonwealth gathered to address the often overlooked issue of caregiver health and wellness at the 2017 “Caring for the Caregiver Intercollegiate Hack” hosted by VirginiaNavigator’s Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving. According to a National Alliance for Caregiving Study, there are over 65 million family caregivers in the U.S. providing an average of 20-41 hours per week of care to their loved one – and this number …

— In an age where technology like computers and smartphones are used for just about everything, cybercriminals are getting good at targeting vulnerable populations and gaining access to confidential information. It’s important for you to learn how to avoid scams and take other steps in order to protect your privacy, and the privacy of your employees, clients, and loved ones. That’s why AARP members are invited to two FREE online safety sessions lead by experts at your local Microsoft store: Suite L108 Galleria Drive Buffalo NY, …

— Looks what’s coming to Portsmouth on November 11:   FREE hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their iPads. It’s all part of the AARP TEK program (Technology, Education, Knowledge) with friendly TEK guides available to answer your questions and provide one-on-one help. Choose from four workshops offered on November 11 in Portsmouth.  Registration is required.  For any of the sessions, you can register by calling 1 866 591 8105 or by going online. Featured iPad …

— October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Here are six tips to help you stay cyber secure: Create strong passwords. In fact, instead of a password, create a passphrase. Make it something unique to you and easy to remember. For example, if you’re a pie lover, your passphrase could be Ilovechocolatepie. Like to golf? How about Golfismyfavoriteactivity. Think of something that would be easy for you to remember, but hard for a thief to crack. Enable stronger authentication. Stronger authentication (also …

— The holidays are coming, and this could be a perfect time to learn how to capture special moments with a smartphone camera. AARP Illinois is offering a two-hour course on smartphone photography on Friday, Oct. 27, in Peoria. Participants will learn how to take and organize great pictures and safely share them with family and friends. The class begins at 10 a.m. at the Proctor Center Auditorium, 309 S. DuSable St. The event is free, but space is limited and …

— Únete a AARP en uno o varios de nuestros talleres prácticos y gratuitos para aprender a sacar el máximo partido a tus dispositivos móviles (teléfonos inteligentes y tabletas). Todos los participantes aprenderán con dispositivos que nosotros les proveeremos, así como un lápiz de pantalla táctil gratis. Si ya posees un teléfono inteligente, tráelo también. Este evento de AARP es divertido y gratis, pero los lugares están limitados. ¡Inscríbete hoy mismo!  Jueves, 12 de octubre: QUÉ: Talleres TEK (Technology Education and …