— 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 …

— National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November – is a time to recognize the daily contributions of a silent army of Americans who help their loved ones remain at home, where they want to be. While these family caregivers wouldn’t have it any other way, they need some support. AARP is fighting to support America’s 42 million family caregivers – including the estimated 75,000 family caregivers in DC. From local advocacy to workshops, tools and resources, here are just …

— If you have a loved one in the hospital, chances are you’re already benefiting from AARP DC’s efforts to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. Now, AARP DC is making it easy to understand what the law means to you. The CARE Act allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital records the caregiver’s contact information and notifies that person before the patient is discharged. Hospital staff must also instruct the caregiver on how to …

— Having a loved one in the hospital can be stressful. But for family caregivers, the challenge may be even greater when the patient comes home and needs help with follow-up medical care. That just got easier for D.C. caregivers with passage of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. The new law, backed by AARP DC, allows hospital patients to designate a family caregiver and requires the hospital to record the caregiver’s contact information in the patient’s chart. In addition, …

— During August and September, connect with AARP through free interactive in-person events that mix fun with purpose! From AARP TEK workshops where you learn to use your mobile or pad devices to engaging with fellow family caregivers to get support and new ideas. Explore the events offered right here in the District. See the AARP TEK schedule here: http://goo.gl/ZXL8krFind a Carversations event here: http://goo.gl/wPwMsd

— Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act of 2015 into law. The CARE Act requires that hospitals provide patients with an opportunity to select a caregiver after hospital admission, and it requires that hospitals record contact information for the caregivers and consult with them about the patient’s care plan after discharge.  “As a city, we are committed to making sure that every Washingtonian can live in their homes independently, for as long as they choose.  …

—   AARP presents CAREversations: A FREE and Fun Event for Family Caregivers. These DC events are engaging, interactive sessions to explore the needs of caregivers sharing tips and tools. At CAREversations, attendees will learn how to build caregiver support networks, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Seats are limited to the first 40 RSVPs. #iHeartCaregivers     Dates and locations include: Sunday, June 5, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. …

— This is an important time in the development of DC budget for fiscal year 2017. Each Council committee has completed budget oversight hearings on the proposed budget for the DC government agencies they oversee. Now the Committees are making changes to the Budget. Budget mark-ups are the first sign of how the Council wants to modify the mayor’s budget – perhaps taking up recommendations the public and service providers have made. There will be other chances to influence the budget …

— AARP DC volunteers were excited to learn that Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act of 2015. “We applaud Mayor Muriel Bowser for signing the CARE Act, which will provide more than 75,000 family caregivers in the District of Columbia the tools they need to provide care for a loved one,” says Rev. Joseph K Williams, Sr., M.Div., State President for AARP-DC. The CARE Act requires that hospitals provide patients with an opportunity …

— This event has been canceled. What do you see in your future and the future of your loved ones? Living Longer, Living Smarter is a FREE workshop with the tools to plan for your future housing needs, caregiving considerations and financial stability. Then take your plan and discuss it with your loved ones. AARP DC is proud to partner with MedStar Washington Hospital Center to offer this community workshop. No products will be sold. #iHeartCaregivers What: Living Longer, Living Smarter: …