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The prices of widely used specialty prescription drugs grew more than three times faster than general inflation in 2017, according to a new AARP Public Policy Institute report. The new report found that the average annual price for a single specialty drug used on a chronic basis is now nearly $79,000, compared to $27,824 in 2006.
Tahera Shairzay Volunteers for AARP to Help Northern Virginia’s Afghan Community
La temporada de huracanes causa un estrés agudo en muchas personas, especialmente en aquellos que han tenido experiencias traumáticas similares. El taller de la Dra. Michelle Almeida se enfoca en crear conciencia de los signos de estrés agudo y utiliza la preparación y la planificación estratégica como las herramientas principales para combatirlo. El conocimiento adecuado, los ejercicios de simulacro y las técnicas de relajación nos permiten tener la confianza de que estamos preparados para enfrentar la emergencia y manejar el estrés efectivamente.
Marti and Bill Wilson
Editor’s note: Alzheimer’s Disease has long been known as the cruelest disease, because it robs caregivers of connection to their loved one’s mind and spirit while the physical body remains. In this story, retired Florida registered nurse and entertainer Marti Wilson tells the remarkable story of the closing chapters of her late husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s – and the rare gift of a goodbye that he was able to leave her with. Marti Wilson is known on stage as Lili Rose, and may be familiar to Florida audiences from her years of performing at Rosie O’Grady’s at Church Street Station in Orlando as well in many other Florida venues. Today she lives in Ellenton, Fla., near the Manatee River.
June 2019
In honor of Father’s Day, we share a story of a strong advocate of a father with Alzheimer’s disease and how family history led to genetic test results that sparked lifestyle changes to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s.
Detroit Block Party
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 Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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Mindfulness is a quality we all have, easily available to us if we take the time to appreciate it. By practicing mindfulness, you become more aware of where you are and what you’re doing, without becoming overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.
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Ready to “shake” up your routine and start sipping a meal or two?
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The first Toastmasters Club for the Hard of Hearing in the United States — Audible Talkers — will be holding its inaugural meeting on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 6:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. in the Tempe Public Library. The Club will meet the first and third Monday of every month.
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