— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Arizona for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— The Ortmann’s at the Summit  When an otherwise healthy and active older adult in their 60’s or 70’s is forced to go on kidney dialysis, it is a life  sentence to be  tethered  to a machine, three days a week, four hours each day; or nine  hours every night. While the person may live many more years, they will not be actively pursuing life to its fullest and their heart and body will be deteriorating from dialysis. THIS DOES NOT …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 4 p.m. PT Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— Don’t miss our local, online event for family caregivers. ONLINE CARE FAIR Tips, tools, resources and support for family caregivers in Arizona Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2-5 p.m. PT When it comes to caring for a loved one, everyone’s journey is different. That’s why you shouldn’t miss AARP’s Online Care Fair, a FREE live online event that offers resources, answers and support no matter where yours takes you. Filled with tips, tools, and access to local and state services, the …

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— ONLINE CARE FAIR Tips, tools, resources and support for family caregivers in Arizona Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2-5 p.m. PT   When it comes to caring for a loved one, everyone’s journey is different. That’s why you shouldn’t miss AARP’s Online Care Fair, a FREE live online event that offers resources, answers and support, no matter where your journey takes you. Filled with tips, tools and access to local and state services, the Fair aims to help make caring for …

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— The threat of elder abuse is daunting for the 40 million family caregivers who help their parents and spouses live independently at home. Some of these family caregivers provide 24/7 care. These individuals may also help with finances, transportation, medication management and more. Others may count on the support of paid aides to help. Entrusting the care of a loved one to a stranger can be hard. The stress and resentment of being a constant caregiver can sometimes lead some …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

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— Go to the Bottom of page to watch the three part video series.   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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …