— Dear Friends: The New Year had just begun when I ‘missed’ two steps in my house and broke toes on my left foot. I also hit my face and got myself a dark purple ‘black eye’. I know all of the statistics about the number of people who fall in their own homes and severely injure themselves. However, I was lucky. My husband, Jack, was home and got me to a doctor who prescribed a ‘big, black boot’, a cane, …

— Dear Friends, I hope that the Holidays brought Peace and Joy and that the New Year is a Healthy one for you and the one you ‘care’for.  I also hope that you gave yourself a Special gift- the gift of doing something for yourself. A time out or time away from your normal tasks and duties. Sometimes just having that time can refresh you and also allow your cancer patient to do something for you! Do you feel obligated to …

— ‘Tis the season for parties and presents, but not for everyone. No sooner do you get through Thanksgiving, and you are hearing Christmas songs. There is no recovery time between Holidays. Everywhere you turn there are things to buy online and in shops, elaborate decorations to put up and ads showing happy families sitting around their ‘picture-perfect’ dining room tables. It certainly doesn’t look like my home, and maybe not yours! In the first year after hearing those terrible words: …

— Dear Friends: This week, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Many of us will be busy cooking or making other arrangements for this special Holiday.  It is a “time out” to appreciate our forefathers who founded this wonderful Country. For many of us who ‘live’ with cancer, it is an opportunity to be thankful for a loved one who is still battling and surviving cancer. For some it may be the first Holiday season since a loved one was diagnosed with …

— Dear Friends: October has been a busy and challenging month. We held our 3rd and final Cancer Caregivers Conference for 2018. Nearly 100 attendees came from throughout Arizona, plus a few from Colorado and California. We brought together a faculty of cancer researchers, clinicians, social workers, nurses and cancer caregiver families. Our focus on young families with caregivers highlighted the special concerns of this population. Trying to take care of a spouse, while managing a job and children is an …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall dates for 2018’s “Walk for your Health” program. This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends! The fall series will run through Monday, November 12, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM at a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first walk of each month, handing out …

— Dear Friends: This month I would like to talk to you about loneliness. Ironically, I think that I am lonelier than my husband, the cancer patient. He has ‘guy’ friends. They know he has cancer, but he never talks to them about it. He talks sports, politics, travel, baseball, and more baseball. Yes, I said baseball twice…because he Loves it and has since he was a child. He has a dedicated exercise routine involving either swimming or walking every day. …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall dates for 2018’s “Walk for your Health” program. This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends! The fall series will run through Monday, November 12, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM at a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first walk of each month, handing out …

— Update as of July 16, 2018: Thank you for your interest in this activity with AARP DC. We have reached the event capacity of 50 participants. You may still register for the waitlist, but we cannot guarantee that a spot will be available for your participation. ### Turning 50 is one of life’s great milestones. At AARP, we believe that possibilities only expand as you age, and that is worth celebrating. So, as the Citi Open Tennis Tournament celebrates 50 …

— Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2018’s “Walk for your Health” program.  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends! This spring series will run from Monday, April 16 through Friday, June 22, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM at a variety of locations. AARP will be present at the first walk of …