— Starting our new life together in 1991 was scary and exciting.  Jack and I were married and moving to Holland to advance his career with an International Company. My joy was over-shadowed by dread. Jack was diagnosed with myeloma a month before our wedding. Like many who hear “he/she has CANCER” my life changed forever! I was overcome by shock, anger and fear and wondered if I was strong enough. How will I survive the guilt of leaving my business, …

— I am so honored to be able to share my Cancer Caregiver Journey with you. And, I am grateful to AARP Colorado for the opportunity to share what I have learned to help others. It is a Journey filled with Love, Faith, Courage, and Hope. I met wonderful people I might never have known if it wasn’t for Cancer! I have overcome challenges I never dreamed of and lived and loved more fully than I ever imagined. My Journey began …

— As they age, most people want to remain living in their homes for as long as they can. But will their homes safely age along with them? The AARP HomeFit Workshop, part of AARP Livable Communities programming, teaches people how to make modifications to their homes, thereby allowing them to safely “age in place.” Changes range from simple, no cost solutions to larger, more expensive retrofits. Join AARP Massachusetts at the Worcester Senior Center on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10-11:30 …

— To promote age-friendly, livable communities, AARP Texas is hosting gardening classes across the state. AARP wants to create communities that promote healthy lifestyles and allow people to age in place. Such communities offer access to outdoor spaces; safe, accessible recreational facilities; and social participation for people of all ages. Daily activities such as gardening can lead to better health, especially for people who don’t enjoy athletic activities or going to the gym. On April 13, AARP members and their guests …

— Blog by Alison. Everyone is talking about the sharing economy. We share rides, farm shares, job shares, rent our stuff shares, and finally seniors in Colorado have a safe and thoughtful option for Home Sharing. With the high price in rents, property taxes, and the cost of senior services home sharing is a great way to use the extra space in your home to provide income, decrease isolation, improve access to supportive services and transportation while relieving the worry of …

— To our readers:  The AAA Fair Credit Foundation is based in Salt Lake City and is a partner with AARP Utah on teaching how to save and plan for the future.  This is one story about a family they helped through their Individual Development Accounts Program.  We thought it was a heartwarming example of what planning for the future can do for a family. My name is Derrick Duncan. In 2013, my wife Kendra and I rented a home in …

— New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers   WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Virginia provided 956 million hours of care—worth an estimated $11.8 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly …

— Home repair scams top the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office and Better Business Bureau’s list of frauds and scams in New Hampshire. These scams become regular when the snow melts and homeowners’ minds turn to improvement projects and spring clean-up. A few clues to stop potential trouble: watch out for contractors with out-of-state plates, those that drive house to house offering unsolicited services, or those who ask for cash up front. Be cautious about financing offered by the contractor and …

— RICHMOND_ Home modifications are necessary components of aging comfortably and independently in your own home. Therefore, it is best to start thinking about matching your lifestyle needs to your current home sooner than later. Join us for Home Fit workshops during the months of March and April to help you start planning ways to age comfortably in your current home.     The dates and locations for each workshop and how to register are as follows: AARP Home Fit Workshop …

— By Elaine Friesen-Strang Sharon and Howard Johnson loved their old Victorian two-story home overlooking the Rogue River Valley. Their home of 14 years is where they planned to enjoy their retirement. But despite active, healthy lifestyles, and defiant resolve to prove otherwise, our bodies do change with the years; the Johnsons weren’t in denial. After learning the cost of making their home accessible was “prohibitive”, they sought to find a new home that was designed with an older, differently abled …