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2013-12-04 16:24:12

Tweet It: Former First Lady of California @MariaShriver talks love and loss in latest issue of @AARPMag. Read more here http://bit.ly/1bcEkH3 WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a fourth-generation Kennedy, Peabody & Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, and a mother of four, Maria Shriver has experienced countless spectacular achievements, but certainly more than her share of painful losses. Now, as she returns to the news desk and prepares for the...

2013-12-04 12:23:21

Homewood Suites by Hilton Survey Reveals AARP Members Using AARPdiscounts.com Prefer Kid-Free Weekend Driving Trips MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baby boomers have rekindled their love affair with the American road trip according to a recent survey of more than 12,000 members of AARP conducted by Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels. However, while baby boomers still seek exploration of new sites,...

2013-11-28 23:22:24

With more than 65 million Americans serving as caregivers, a caregiving husband of nearly thirty years and a superstar comedian offer encouragement and humor to those caring for vulnerable loved ones. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 Caregiving is a subject Peter Rosenberger knows only too well. As the sole caregiver for his wife of 27 years, who experienced a 1983 horrific car accident, Peter’s helped navigate his family through a medical catastrophe that (to date) includes 78...

2013-11-27 23:32:13

The book provides practical information in plain language on how to get the best out of the program and empowers readers to overcome much misinformation about Medicare that comes from a variety of sources. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 More than 50 million older and disabled Americans are currently in Medicare and over 10,000 newcomers enroll every day. Yet people constantly say they’re baffled by the program’s complexities and confused by its options. Are they eligible?...

2013-11-27 08:25:05

AARP New York Releases List of Quick Tips & Questions to Simplify Observing How Older Relatives are Doing NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The turkey is defrosting and family is starting to gather at the house for Thanksgiving. For many families across New York, this is the once-a-year time that they travel from across the nation and, often times, globe to be with loved ones. In addition to enjoying time with family and friends, AARP says it's also prime time to check...

2013-11-26 12:27:11

Only One Third of Americans Close to Retirement Age Have Taken Steps to Save for Major Expense Sample Tweet: Great new #retirement planning tool for health costs from @aarp unveiled - http://bit.ly/1aRafga CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AARP launched a free online Health Care Costs Calculator, a major addition to their Ready for Retirement suite of planning tools. In a survey accompanying the release of the calculator, AARP found that just one third (36...

2013-11-26 12:27:08

Holidays Find Half of Potentially Eligible Adults 60+ Are Food Insecure & not Receiving SNAP - AARP Lays Out Roadmap to Help Tackle Issue NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older relatives, gathering with family and friends in New York for holiday meals, may be facing a harsh reality in their own homes - hunger. Senior hunger is soaring in the state, and, according to AARP, so are the barriers to getting help. In a new report, the Association has...

2013-11-21 16:30:39

Survey Shows 50+ Pennsylvanians Oppose Eliminating PUC Authority to Set Telephone Rates and Service Quality for Landline Service Providers Included in House Bill 1608 HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Pennsylvania today called on state lawmakers to reject HB 1608 that would deregulate telephone service and remove important consumer protections, threatening the future availability of landline phone service for residents statewide. The bill is being considered by...

2013-11-21 12:27:55

NYS Ranks Near Last in Support for Unpaid Caregivers; AARP Announces Blueprint to Avert Disaster, Makes Issue a Top Legislative Priority ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York State is already at the bottom of the barrel in providing needed supports for 4.1 million unpaid caregivers, and today, AARP warned a looming demographic shift leaving fewer people able to provide that care - valued at $32 billion annually - could spell disaster. The Association joined with...

2013-11-20 20:23:18

MEDIA ADVISORY You're Taking Care of Mom, But Who Will Care for You? Demographic Shift Spells Disaster in NY as State Ranks at Bottom of Barrel in Providing Support for Booming Population of People Who Need Care ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York ranks 48(th) of the 50 states in supporting caregivers, who provide unpaid care for loved ones. AARP New York says that's got to change. Making matters worse, a looming population shift in New York will find...