The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, including scammers! That is why it is critical we stay ahead of them to make sure consumers of all ages are aware of which scams are being perpetrated and how to avoid them. Please read and share the attached AARP Foundation ElderWatch Smart Tips on avoiding holiday scams. The Colorado Attorney General’s office also offers an excellent booklet on holiday scams.
The following is a letter Nancy LeaMond, AARP executive vice president, sent to Senators Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer and Representatives Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi, urging them to protect older Americans and their families:
AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language documentary, titled Cada Paso del Camino ( Every Step of the Way). The film showcases the powerful and emotional stories of four Latino family caregivers, including popular Spanish-language television personality and outspoken caregiver, Marco Antonio Regil. Ultimately, the documentary aims to start a conversation among Latinos on how to best plan for and manage the family caregiver role.
AARP has delivered to members of the United States Senate a petition signed by more than 2 million AARP members urging the Senate to reject measures that would result in deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The petition follows a letter AARP sent to Senators late last week, which said “We urge you to vote no on this measure.”
According to the Census Bureau, there are nearly 57 million people living with disabilities in the United States. Thirty percent of American adults help provide care for a sick or disabled family member. Caregivers provide physical and emotional support for the people in their care. It’s a demanding job with its stresses and rewards, but it can also be a labor of love.
Join AARP Colorado for its free Financial Resilience seminar in Denver's Park Hill neighborhood on Tuesday April 25 to discuss how to get the most out of your retirement savings.
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