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Online Series for Caregivers Thursdays in May

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We know family caregivers’ responsibilities can be challenging. There are times it may seem overwhelming.

That’s why AARP Massachusetts has an online series Thursdays this May that aims to empower caregivers with knowledge, resources, and strategies to navigate your caregiving journey effectively. AARP is here to provide family caregivers some solutions that may save them time and money and provide them with more support.

Whether you are a caregiver now or may be in the future, this virtual series has something for you!

Homefit
Thursday May 23, 7:00 PM-8:00
Discover smart design changes you can make for a safer and more comfortable home. Small home improvements can make a big difference in your life. They can make your home a space that enables you to “age in place,” to thrive as your living situation changes. They can also make life easier for visitors of all ages, from grandchildren to adult children and friends. Learn about the free AARP HomeFit Guide, which can help you assess each room in your house and offers home-improvement tips on everything from installing comfort-height toilets and shower seating to choosing slip-free rugs and exterior lighting that doesn’t require a ladder to change the bulb.
Register here.

Downsizing and Decluttering
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Gain some tactics that can help make your downsizing or decluttering project less daunting. Having too much stuff can impede people from relocating or even getting health care into their homes. This engaging presentation will explore why stuff is so important to some people and will share practical, easy-to-follow tips on how to go about downsizing and decluttering. Learn how to get started! Bring your questions, as there will be time for Q&A.
Register here.

Family and friends are the backbones of America's care system, providing the bulk of care for older people in the U.S. as they strive to live independently. If you are not currently a family caregiver, at some point in your life you either will be a caregiver or need a caregiver.

AARP Caregiving Resource Center at https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/
For Massachusetts specific caregiving resources check out: https://states.aarp.org/massachusetts/caregiver-resources
To help advocate for caregivers, send us an an email ma@aarp.org


Video from Past Webinars in our May Caregiving Series:

Prepare to Care: Essentials of Caregiving

If you’re preparing to take care of a loved one, this discussion can help you make a caregiving plan and succeed. No matter where you are in the caregiving journey - just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of someone full-time - having a good framework to help guide you and your loved one as you make decisions will make the process easier. 

AARP Massachusetts: Prepare to Care

Six Pillars of Brain Health
Learn about “six pillars” that support brain health. These lifestyle habits include cultivating social connections, managing stress, getting high-quality sleep and moving around more, for example.

The 6 Pillars of Brain Health

About AARP Massachusetts
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