Michiganders who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year—1.5 times higher than what other family caregivers spend ($7,242), according to AARP data. And 43 percent of veteran and military caregivers experienced at least one financial setback such as having to take on more debt or dip into personal savings, according to research from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
Fall is here and it won't be too much longer before the weather starts turning really cold and we'll want our homes to be nice and toasty. But paying for heat is expensive and a real burden for those with low or fixed incomes. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot pay all or part of your utility bill, there is help.
It Takes More than Love to Care for a Loved One.Every day over 800,000 Washingtonians perform a great labor of love: caring for older parents, spouses, and other loved ones so they can remain at home—where they want to be.
Many communities today lack attainable and equitable housing options necessary to meet people’s preferences and changing demographics and economic realities. AARP is fighting to change that for everyone of every age in Louisville.
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are an affordable housing option that benefits all ages and communities. Join our webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. to learn more about ADUs from experts and how AARP Ohio is working with municipalities across the state to pass ADU ordinances.