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— 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 …

— Guest Column by West Virginia Senate President – Lt. Governor Mitch Carmichael January 28, 2018 You’ve certainly heard the old proverb: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” I know one of the strongest lessons instilled in me from both my parents and my teachers is that learning is a process that should never stop. An education is something that can truly change a …

— 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 …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

— It’s a new year, and the AARP West Virginia Capital Advocacy Team is ready to spring into action when the legislature convenes Jan. 10. AARP staff and volunteers will meet with lawmakers throughout the session to discuss legislation that affects caregiving, financial security, broadband access, and funding for home and community-based services. In addition, AARP is working with health care providers to ensure smooth transitions from hospital to home for patients and their family caregivers under a state law enacted …

— Family visits during the holidays are a prime time to make sure aging relatives are managing all right on their own. For an estimated 282,000 family caregivers in West Virginia, this can be challenging, as they consider how to help loved ones continue to live at home. AARP West Virginia is hosting a caregiving tele-town hall on Thursday, Dec. 14, 3-4 p.m. The telephone session aims to help caregivers broach sensitive subjects, such as driving, personal care, housework and finances. …

— Cougars’ standout scholar athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor Clay Skovron of East Hardy High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 26. A senior, Skovron is a 3.8 g.p.a. student. He serves as Pep Club President and is active in Future Farmers of America. Clay is the son of Eric and Jennifer Skovron of Lost City. Skovron is a four-year member of Coach Chad Williams Cougars’ football program, …

— Tigers’ two-sport student athlete earns AARP/MetroNews statewide honor George Triplett of Elkins High School has been selected as the AARP West Virginia/MetroNews Scholar Athlete of the Week for the week of November 19. A senior, Triplett is a 4.47 g.p.a. AP Honors student. He serves as Elkins High Student Body President, and is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. He has participated in the American Legion Mountaineer Boys State program. George is the son of …