AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51 st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned.
Four Colorado senior athletes overcame extreme obstacles to help pioneer the sport of recumbent racing. While they won gold, each one says the experience was worth far more than medals.
AARP Michigan volunteers took a crash course in door-to-door canvassing today, as they prepare to help Flint residents fill out permission cards for tainted water service line replacement.
On March 1, 2016, AARP volunteers, leaders from community organizations, and Area Agency on Aging staff participated in a train-the-trainer workshop on AARP’s Prepare to Care presentation. The participants benefited from seeing the presentation, learning added information to share with audiences, and gained presentation and instructing techniques to keep participants interested and engaged. Several of the participants were currently serving in caregiving roles and recognized very early on in the course that they were involved in the critical role of caring for a family member without being fully prepared to do so. Participants stated they were trying to fulfill the role without a plan or a support team. Some shared that trying to be the lone caregiver in a family was extremely stressful. One participant admitted that having to be a caregiver along with other family responsibilities sometimes made them feel like they were “flying without a parachute.”
On Saturday, February 13th AARP Maine will be hosting an exciting day of information and advocacy! We will be at the Machias Savings Bank in Brewer and invite all our friends, members and volunteers in the Bangor area to join us!
November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including 1.7 million Ohioans – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at more than $16.5 million in Ohio alone.
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