— Join the holiday cheer with AARP Indiana and Joy’s House as we host a Holiday Mixer! The event will be taking place on Tuesday, December  11th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Indianapolis Arts Center. This fun and relaxing time will include a cocktail reception, stress management information presented by Grace at Home, hand massages, live music provided by Ode to Joy, and two make & take options, including essential oils or holiday ornament projects. RSVP today by clicking …

— AARP Maine, Alzheimer’s Assoc. Maine Chapter, MS Society and MCOA Celebrate Maine Family Caregivers Month   News Conference Calls for Legislative Leadership to Better Support Maine’s 178,000 Family Caregivers   AUGUSTA: On November 13th, representatives from AARP Maine, the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, the MS Society and the Maine Council on Aging hosted a news conference to celebrate the first-ever designation of November as Maine Family Caregivers Month. The news conference included State Representatives Patrick Corey (R-Windham), Margaret Craven (D-Lewiston) …

— We’re proud to help those who defended America by Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP The AARP family would like to say thank you this Veterans Day to those who have served in America’s armed forces, and to say we appreciate your sacrifices. We’re also aware that military families deal with some unique problems. At least 4 million of our members are in the military or are veterans. One thing we’ve learned about those in the military, or with an armed services background, is that they …

— Nearly seven million Latinos in the U.S. provide unpaid care to an aging or older loved one. Many Latino family caregivers see caregiving responsibilities simply as something family members do for one another, and do not seek outside help. AARP and the Ad Council offer support with a new PSA campaign, encouraging Latino caregivers nationwide to access free Care Guides, self-care tips, planning resources, legal and financial guidance, and more.  “Juggling work, personal and caregiving responsibilities can be highly stressful, …

— AARP Urges State to Enact Tax Credit as Part of 2019-20 Budget Voters may be divided as the midterm elections showed, but there’s one idea New York’s Democrats, Republicans and Independents agree on: the need for a state caregiver tax credit. A statewide Siena College Research Institute poll found 90 percent of likely voters support such a tax credit, which would help unpaid middle class family caregivers offset nearly $7,000 in average caregiving expenses they pay out of their own …

— Nueva ley en Nueva Jersey: Licencia por enfermedad pagada En todo Nueva Jersey, más de un millón de personas ayudan a sus padres, cónyuges y otros seres queridos para que puedan permanecer en sus hogares, donde prefieren estar. La mayoría de estas personas que cuidan de un ser querido también tienen trabajos a tiempo parcial o completo mientras brindan atención. AARP abogó por la aprobación de la Ley de licencia por enfermedad pagada de Nueva Jersey y, el 29 de octubre del …

— More than half a million Oklahomans fulfill the vital role of family caregiver. They perform medical tasks, prepare meals and care for loved ones. While caring for a loved one can a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. In an effort to support family caregivers, AARP Oklahoma and area providers are hosting the Oklahoma Caregivers Conference at OU-Tulsa, 4502 East 41st Street, on November 28, 2018. The conference is free and open to the public, although registration is required. …

— Amy Goyer, AARP’s Family and Caregiving expert and author of “Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving,” will be the featured speaker at AARP North Dakota’s lunch and learns Nov. 14 in Bismarck and Nov. 15 in Fargo. Goyer is a nationally known expert on aging and families, specializing in family caregiving, grandparenting, and multigenerational issues. She has spent more than 30 years advocating for and serving older adults and families. A recognized media authority, she has appeared on Good Morning America, …

— AARP North Dakota and the Red River Rainbow Seniors are co-sponsoring a series of lounge and learns of particular interest to the LGBT community. All three lounge and learns are from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be held at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. A light meal and refreshments will be provided. These sessions are designed especially for the LGBT population and their loved ones. Anyone interested is welcome to …

— Dear Friends: October has been a busy and challenging month. We held our 3rd and final Cancer Caregivers Conference for 2018. Nearly 100 attendees came from throughout Arizona, plus a few from Colorado and California. We brought together a faculty of cancer researchers, clinicians, social workers, nurses and cancer caregiver families. Our focus on young families with caregivers highlighted the special concerns of this population. Trying to take care of a spouse, while managing a job and children is an …