— Por Melissa Preddy Después de tres décadas de vivir con esclerosis múltiple, Jacqueline Williams, de 62 años, a menudo no puede levantarse sin ayuda, no conduce y tiene que luchar contra una confusa variedad de médicos, agencias de servicios sociales y normas de Medicaid para controlar su enfermedad crónica. La cuidadora financiada por el estado, que visita su apartamento en Detroit durante cuatro horas cada día para ayudarla con la higiene personal y preparar comidas simples, le permite a Williams …

— When Montana’s Legislature convenes its biennial session on Jan. 7, lawmakers will address several critical priorities for 50-plus residents. AARP Montana will push for full funding for Area Agencies on Aging to help the 118,000 Montanans who provide unpaid care to family members or friends. Other priorities on the agenda include protecting Medicaid expansion—which provides health insurance for 96,000 residents—from attempts to defund it, and urging reinstatement of money for guardianship training. In addition, AARP will support efforts to stave …

— AARP Idaho volunteer network meetings resume in January and that means a new legislative session and an opportunity to make your voice heard. You’re invited to join us at the state office on January 3 to discuss AARP’s legislative priorities including lobby day, telephone town halls, committee hearings, Medicaid expansion and volunteer opportunities. This is a chance to get involved and make a difference! New volunteers are encouraged to come by the office at 1:00 pm for an orientation session …

— AARP North Dakota’s advocacy agenda is taking shape as we prepare for the 2019 session of the North Dakota Legislature, which beings on January 3. We’d like to invite you to participate in a conversation about or work with state legislators. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, we’ll host a statewide telephone town hall for our members. We invite you to participate and ask your questions about the 2019 legislature and our advocacy work during the session. We know we’ll …

— The Montana State Legislature meets for only 90 days every two years, with the next session beginning Jan. 7. AARP Montana encourages residents of all ages to get involved in the legislative process by signing up to be an e-activist. Once enrolled, volunteers will receive email alerts encouraging them to contact their legislators to urge action on specific bills or other issues that come before the legislature. High on AARP’s list of priorities are support for measures that assist caregivers, …

AARP Nevada election poll 2018

— Senate Candidates Heller & Rosen in Statistical Tie Among Nevada 50-Plus Voters; Older Voters Oppose Ballot Question 3 Nevada voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over education, health care, and the economy according to a newly released AARP poll. The poll found the state’s lagging educational system and overall concern over health care are critically important issues to 50-plus voters as they cast their ballots this fall. In addition, a strong bi-partisan majority oppose Ballot Question …

— #BeTheDifference This year’s elections are some of the most important of our lifetimes. Why? Because Medicare, Social Security, healthcare and other critical issues are on the line. Help us send a strong message to candidates and politicians this election.  Make a pledge to VOTE. AARP’s Be The Difference. Vote. campaign encourages all Mainers to make their voices heard.  What are the issues of concern to you and to your family?  Every vote counts, and together, Mainers can hold politicians accountable regarding …

— Por Cristina Rouvalis En las elecciones para gobernador del 6 de noviembre, el actual gobernador Tom Wolf (demócrata), de 69 años, y el exsenador estatal Scott Wagner (republicano), de 63 años, están haciendo campaña desde perspectivas completamente diferentes sobre temas que afectan a los adultos mayores, como el cuidado de la salud, los planes de ahorro para la jubilación, el impuesto sobre la propiedad y Medicaid. Cuidado de la salud Wolf destaca su éxito con el lanzamiento de Community HealthChoices …

— By Effie Dawson When David Conway goes to the polls Nov. 6, he will vote for candidates committed to controlling health care costs. Conway, 64, of Columbia, retired last year after 42 years selling medical devices, and now volunteers with AARP on legislative issues. His career made him keenly aware of how expensive health care is and convinced him that affordable health care is at risk in Washington. Conway’s priorities mirror those of more than 3,400 state residents 50 and …

— On Nov. 6 voters can ensure funding of health care and long-term care services that would allow thousands of people to age in their homes. Money to pay for the Healthy Montana Initiative (I-185) would be raised by taxing tobacco an additional $2 a pack. AARP Montana backs the ballot measure, and early voting has started. As federal money to expand Medicaid decreases and the state’s responsibility grows, the measure seeks funding to keep about 100,000 Montanans from losing their …