— 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, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET 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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— Making a difference doesn’t stop as you age. Millions of older adults are using their experience to give back, to solve problems, and to change lives. The AARP® Purpose Prize® award honors extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all. “The AARP Purpose Prize is all about a new story of aging — focusing on experience and innovation and the idea that our aging population is an untapped resource full of possibilities,” said AARP …

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— Our Baldwin County Chapter had a great meeting on hospice care with Serenity Hospice Care in Milledgeville, Ga. The Baldwin Bulletin highlighted the dedication of the chapter members, in addition to their passion for local missions and each other. Click here for the full article. Chapter 5387 has taken a seat at the table to discuss hospice care and disrupt the misconceptions surrounding it. Thank you for shedding light on this topic. For more information about AARP caregiving resources, please click …

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— Please join us for a volunteer briefing on Thursday, March 8 at 2 p.m. ET. This month’s focus is on a number of key topics – net neutrality and what it means to those over 50, the latest on the budget and an overview of AARP’s caregiving efforts. Our special guests will be Cristina Martin-Firvida, Director of Financial Security and Consumer Affairs, Bob Stephen, VP of Health Security Programming, and Eric Schneidewind, AARP’s Volunteer President. As always, we’ll make sure …

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— The 2018 Georgia Legislative Session kicked off this week, and the General Assembly has already completed four legislative days of its 40-day session. We will see much activity over the coming weeks, and AARP Georgia looks forward to working with volunteers and community partners to advance our legislative priorities. This year, among other efforts, we are supporting passage of the Georgia Family Caregivers Act, which will help family caregivers as their loved ones go into the hospital and as they …

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— AARP Georgia State Director Debra Tyler-Horton provides an overview of the faith-based toolkit and its benefits. The toolkit is an online, self-service resource designed for clergy and leaders of faith-based organizations. The toolkit was designed to help faith-based organizations create an impactful ministry for their congregants, members, staff and volunteers who are 50 years of age and older. To access the toolkit, please go to www.aarp.org/ministryresources.  

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— By Drew Jubera Three years ago, Kay Argroves, a nurse anesthetist, read a story about advocacy volunteers for AARP Georgia. It intrigued her. Argroves had always been interested in the political process, and this looked like a way to become more involved. “I vote every chance I get,” said the Madison resident. “But voting can only go so far.” So Argroves contacted the AARP state office, attended training for volunteers and found herself under the Gold Dome, navigating a maze …

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— More than 40 million Americans are family caregivers – Taking care of aging parents, ailing partners, children with disabilities or other loved ones. Family caregiving is a labor of love, but it can also be difficult – emotionally, physically and financially. Many caregivers put their own health and financial security at risk for the sake of their loved one. They often feel isolated at work or in their communities, unsure of where to go for resources or support. AARP is working …

— For almost a year, Edith Forehand has been the caregiver to her husband of 18 years, Wilbert, who has cancer. As a caregiver, Edith has learned several valuable lessons about herself. “Being patient with yourself and the person (even if you have to bite your tongue) is necessary,” she said with a smile in her voice. “Listen to what the person is saying—they might be trying to explain something—whether it’s something you’re doing or something you’re saying, always be sure …