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— Access to health care is a top priority for AARP West Virginia, and the state office worked throughout the recent legislative session to improve access and options for patients and family caregivers. In cooperation with the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, AARP advocates pressed for creation of a Palliative Care Advisory Council. The panel will look at ways to improve end-of-life care by informing patients and their families about palliative care and ensuring such care is attuned to their …

— Social Security. Medicare. Pension funds. The cost of such programs makes some people think that aging Americans are a drain on the economy. But a recent report by Oxford Economics for AARP dispels that myth, showing that Americans 50-plus contribute more than their share to the economy. In West Virginia, for example, residents 50-plus make up 40 percent of the state’s population, yet account for 43 percent of its GDP. Over-50 households account for 60 percent of consumer spending in …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET 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 …

— 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, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …

— April is tax time, and it’s also a perfect opportunity to get wise about how you spend, save and invest your cash. AARP West Virginia is cohosting a series of educational events during Money Smart Week, April 21-28. Begun by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2002, Money Smart Week is the most comprehensive financial literacy program in the country. The multistate program offers free financial advice for people of all income levels, informing consumers about such things as saving for …

— 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 …

— 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 …

Three Nurses

— A state law enacted in 2017 aims to ease the shortage of health care providers in West Virginia, especially in rural areas. The law makes West Virginia part of the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows nurses to be licensed in multiple states. Such nurses can travel where needed or consult with patients across state lines through telehealth. At least 28 other states have joined the compact, including Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland. The change can also ease the burden on …

— Guest Column by West Virginia House Speaker Tim Armstead February 11, 2018 West Virginia has one of the largest number retirees in its population per capita in the nation. Our retired residents are the lifeblood of our communities. They volunteer in civic organizations, serve as elders in our churches, and inspire and train our youth. Yet West Virginia places one burden on its retirees that’s not found in other states. West Virginia is one of only 13 states that taxes …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …