Home & Family

Discover the latest on caregiving, universal design, livable communities, grandparenting, driver safety and more.
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In the United States, the vast majority of long-term care for older people is provided by family members, such as and spouses, children and other relatives. But LGBTQ elders are only half as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to have close family to lean on for help.
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AARP Pennsylvania knows that many Pennsylvanians will struggle to afford higher heating bills this winter. In addition to higher heating costs, the Coronavirus pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact on the state of Pennsylvania. Learn more about resources that can help you stay warm while keeping costs down.
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Natural gas and utility prices are surging nationwide. Here’s why, and here’s what you can do about it.
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An online introduction to Missing Middle Housing on December 15th.
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AARP Maryland is looking to help revive a measure in the state General Assembly that would let employees take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to welcome a newborn, recover from a serious illness or care for a loved one.
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During these critical times, it is important that we do what we can to seek healthy behaviors. We can help each other thrive … even amid quarantine and physical distancing which can contribute to feelings of social isolation. Healthy living means we take care of ourselves and practice brain health, exercise, and healthy eating.
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AARP Maryland declared December 1 as "Fight Holiday Fraud Day" to highlight ways to help you stay safe this season.
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Connecticut passed the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act in 2019, which can pay workers up to $780 a week for 12 weeks when time off of work is required. Residents can access benefits starting January 1.
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There are many concerns compounding the complexities of choosing to retire. These can include worries of income loss or living on a fixed income to having too much free time. For some, retirement can have an impact on your relationships or your physical and emotional health. Maybe life did not always provide opportunities to save money the way you had hoped. Maybe you didn’t find hobbies that provide the similar sense of purpose we often get from work. Solutions are not always right in front of you. It can take creativity or thinking outside the box.
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While Social Security is a critical piece of the puzzle, it is not enough to depend on. The average Social Security benefit for a 65+ Ohio family is only about $19,185 per year, even though these families spend over $23,076 a year on food, utilities, and health care alone.
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