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AARP is imploring lawmakers to increase funding for the Texas Lifespan Respite Care Program, which provides help for family caregivers.
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Caregiving can be exhausting. The 2017 Lifespan Respite Annual Summit, to be held May 10 at the Wingate Hotel in Helena, aims to help family caregivers refuel and recharge.
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The second week of the Texas legislative session saw the unveiling of dueling budget proposals from House and Senate leaders who are starting negotiations over state spending billions of dollars apart and at odds over several key priorities. Both proposals fail to identify funding for a Lifespan Respite Program that’s considered invaluable to many unpaid family caregivers in Texas.
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Retirement savings are a major concern in Hawaii, where residents 60 and older are expected to account for 28 percent of the state population by 2030. In an AARP survey of Hawaii registered voters ages 35 to 64, nearly 6 in 10 of those in the workforce said they worry about having enough money in retirement.
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Sometimes when we’re in the community, we’ll hear from someone who says, “I’ve never met a real person from AARP!” Yes, there is an AARP Oregon State Office with a staff of 7 plus a great team of volunteer partners. We’re active on issues that matter to you and your family. In this season of gratitude and reflection, we want to share with you some of the highlights from our work this year.
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AARP Oregon salutes Oregon's nearly 470,000 family caregivers during November's National Family Caregiver Month. We also recognize it's a tough job. A bit of rest now and then, or "respite care," helps prevent significant stress and burnout that can lead to worse health for the caregiver, and diminish the caregiver's ability to provide good care to their loved one. Caregivers need short breaks!
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By Susannah Nesmith
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AARP Oregon is hosting events throughout the state this summer to listen to the needs of unpaid family caregivers, who shoulder the stress of caring for adult loved ones at home.
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