— By Ford Burkhart Donna Collins, 75, felt like a prisoner in her own home. She was the sole caregiver for her husband, Irvin, as he lived with dementia in Tucson until he died last October at 88. Tight finances had put her in a pickle. Fortunately, her son in Phoenix told her about respite assistance through the Arizona Caregiver Coalition (ACC), with strong support from AARP. “ACC was a real lifesaver,” she said. “I was stuck. I couldn’t get to …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

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— Are you an AARP Member? Are You a Veteran? Want to Get Out to More Events Affordably? We HAVE the Answer Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is celebrating their 10-year anniversary as the leading national nonprofit providing free event tickets to the military community. Since 2008, the Tempe, Arizona-based nonprofit has distributed more than 4 million tickets to the military community.  Last year alone Vet Tix distributed more than 1.3 million tickets. These tickets have helped military families to strengthen …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4– 4:30 p.m. PT Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …

— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

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— AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2018 Applications are currently being accepted through May 16, 2018 The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide …

— Join our online Q&A sessions to learn how to age-proof your career. As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. What are you doing to help employers recognize them? Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your current company or thinking about a career change, you want to showcase your skills with confidence. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions, Age-Proof Your Career for simple tips and tools to help you …

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— My family is all dead, and I never married or had children.  I’m about as alone in life as one can be. The new term for that is “elder orphan.”  There are millions of people like me.  And, with roughly 491 baby boomers an hour turning 60, there will be a lot more. The term highlights the dilemma one faces when they need help in managing their health, their finances, and the disposition of their estate.  With no family or …

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—   By Naomi Karp, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau   As many as 25 million Americans are managing money or property for a family member or friend who is unable to make financial decisions and pay bills.   In Florida, Hector stepped in to help his elderly mother after a niece stole nearly $100,000 from her. Despite his own severe disability, he works every day to make sure her nursing home bills are paid and her accounts are in order. “When …

— By Miriam Davidson Retired factory workers Claude and Melissa Foley, together 30 years, were never “super athletic,” said Melissa, 52. “But we try to keep moving because we know what happens if you don’t.” Claude, 62, said that seeing his sedentary grandmother’s health decline made him want to stay active, even though he’s disabled after years of making soles for shoes and fiberglass bathtubs. “My arms don’t work very well, but my legs do,” said Claude, who goes for a …