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— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 right here in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Portsmouth on June 1.  The lightly-facilitated conversation about family caregiving will help you: Discover five key steps to aid …

— by Bernie Weiss Vice President Seniors Job Bank Now in its 40th year, the Seniors Job Bank (SJB) is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven community association that connects people over 50 looking for work with businesses and households seeking workers. From its West Hartford headquarters, SJB serves the greater Hartford area. Corporations, nonprofits, public agencies and homeowners call upon SJB to fill openings in a wide variety of job categories. SJB maintains a database of approximately 700 service providers: men and women …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 right here in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Nashua on September 25.  The lightly-facilitated conversation about family caregiving will help you: Discover five key steps to aid …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 right here in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Concord on May 15.  The lightly-facilitated conversation about family caregiving will help you: Discover five key steps to aid …

— A new state law, which takes effect Nov. 1, aims to expand the number of places across the state that connect family caregivers with local resources. The Oklahoma Caregiver Support Act directs the state Department of Human Services to work with community groups to improve access to caregiver services in low, middle and high income areas. Schools and city and county facilities will provide information, counseling, training and in some cases vouchers to help caregivers. More than 524,000 Oklahomans serve …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event in Portsmouth on November 12 and Manchester on November 15.  The facilitator-led roundtable discussion will help you: Discover five key steps to …

— People caring for loved ones with cancer face unique challenges and often lack support. The Arizona Myeloma Network (AZMN) offers training for these caregivers, and AARP Arizona is sponsoring three free sessions on Saturdays—Sept. 30, Dec. 9 and Feb. 10—from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn skills and strategies they can use to help patients with any kind of cancer and to relieve their own stress. Topics include cancer pain, communication, insurance, nursing care and key questions to ask …

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— The threat posed by Hurricane Harvey remains extreme, and Texans should continue to heed the warnings of local officials and emergency personnel. The safety and security of everyone is a top priority for AARP. Harvey’s effects on Houston, the Texas coast, and many Texas communities are likely to be long lasting and varied. There are ways to help the victims of the massive storm. These local government sites have updated information: Houston: http://www.houstonemergency.org/ Corpus Christi:  http://www.cctexas.com/ San Antonio:  http://www.sanantonio.gov/ Austin: …

— Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss?  Let Work for Yourself@50+ help you get started! Creating and owning a business has long been heralded as a path to financial success and economic mobility. However, low-income older adults considering entrepreneurship as a career move, or who are looking to reenter the workforce in a nontraditional capacity face unique hurdles that can prevent them from successfully attaining their goals. That’s why the AARP Foundation has teamed up with the Center …

— Caring for a friend, family member or loved one?  You’re not alone. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the US and more than 173,000 in New Hampshire, providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. Join us for a free, family caregiving event on September 7 in Portsmouth and September 21 in Nashua.  The facilitator-led roundtable discussion will help you: Discover five key steps to …