— 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 Georgia for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Interested in serving your neighbors in a meaningful way? AARP Georgia is seeking volunteers who want to advocate for the 50-plus. If you have an interest in advocacy, communications, veterans outreach, or working with our LGBTQ and faith-based partners, the volunteer opportunities are numerous and varied. You will be paired with a staff member who can show you the ropes, and learn about programs such as caregiving and fighting fraud. You will have a chance to meet new people and …

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— Representatives Demetrius Douglas (D-78), Alan Powell (R-32), Henry “Wayne” Howard (D-124), Lee Hawkins (R-27), and Mary Robichaux (D-48) introduced the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-term Care Facilities Act (HB 135) in the Georgia House of Representatives. This commonsense, bipartisan bill will give nursing home residents and their family members the ability to install a monitoring device in the resident’s room. This technology will afford an opportunity for virtual visitation, which will help family caregivers to remain connected with their loved …

— By Ann Hardie Unable to catch her breath, Juanita Wilkie was admitted to Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper and seen by a doctor—who was in Israel. The examination—done from 6,400 miles away—was possible thanks to the hospital’s high-speed internet and a mobile cart with monitor, computer and high-definition camera, used to connect to the Jerusalem doctor. “He even listened to my heart on that thing,” said Wilkie, who was treated for double pneumonia and is now home and feeling much …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET 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 …

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— Caroline is a mother of two children and a preschool teacher who unexpectedly became a family caregiver for her father after he suffered a major stroke. Her father, Tom, now deceased, lost the use of his right side and his ability to speak. Multiple surgeries and rehabilitation treatments later, he was able to live at home with the help of nurses. But it was up to Caroline to provide daily care, such as overseeing appointments and handling certain nursing responsibilities, …

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— Whether you’re heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, or flying in on a jet plane, there’s no place like home for the holidays. As you visit older relatives you may not see very often, most importantly, enjoy each other’s company when you get together. But also take advantage of family time to observe your older loved ones’ home, safety, health, finances and support system. Read more here.

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— A new AARP poll on dementia care takes a closer look at the experiences of family caregivers for those with dementia and found more than half say their social life has suffered and nearly 45 percent say they feel alone. In addition, they are more likely to grow further apart from the ones they care for and other family members because of their caregiving responsibilities. Both social isolation and loneliness are linked to poorer physical and mental health outcomes. “Family …

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— That’s why AARP fights for family caregivers in every state capitol, nationwide. This year, alone, we advanced new policies to provide more help at home, flexibility at work, training, and relief that will benefit 30 million family caregivers. And, a significant victory for family caregivers, the CARE Act—which provides support for family caregivers from hospital to home—is now law in 40 states and territories. The CARE Act is known in Georgia as the Family Caregivers Act. Read more here: 101760-101_CARE_National_CaregivingBulletinAd_8.5625×10.4375_FINAL