Are You a Family Caregiver? Find Help Here

When caring for Mom and Pop, my siblings and I struggled to find someone who could provide home care for our parents when we couldn’t. We wanted a person who was kind and caring, but we also wanted someone who was licensed, bonded and insured, with no criminal record of fraud or abuse. This was the most difficult part of our caregiving journey, and I know millions of family caregivers are now facing the same challenge. The fight to live …

Sin aumento de COLA, el Congreso debería aprobar ‘Medicare Fix’

En inglés |  AARP envió la siguiente carta al Congreso el 14 de octubre. AARP se muestra preocupada ya que por tercera vez en 40 años, no habrá un ajuste por costo de vida para los beneficios del Seguro Social en el 2016. Para empeorar la situación, debido a eso, el 30% de los beneficiarios de Medicare enfrentarán un aumento drástico en su prima mensual de Medicare Parte B y todos los beneficiarios de Medicare tendrán un aumento en el …

Who Can Resist a Sexy Black Shoe?

Three of my favorite fashion muses — Cinderella, Dorothy Gale and Carrie Bradshaw — taught me it’s all about the shoes. Here are four reasons why they were so-o-o right: 1. No matter my age or weight, shoe size is never an issue. 2. I may never wear a plunging neckline again, but toe cleavage? Always! 3. New shoes update my old togs without the need for a single additional purchase. 4. Shopping for shoes is a feel-good high — …

Por qué deberíamos aceptar el desfío que nos plantea el papa Francisco

En inglés | Hoy tuve el honor de asistir a la ceremonia de bienvenida al papa Francisco en la Casa Blanca. Junto con el presidente y la primera dama, mi esposo y otros invitados, pude ver por mí misma la energía y el estilo del papa, cuando comenzaba su esperada visita a Estados Unidos. Fotos: El recorrido del papa Francisco por Cuba y Estados Unidos El papa Francisco inspira un entusiasmo increíble dondequiera que vaya. Ya sea en las redes sociales …

Join the 9/11 Celebration of Service and Help Lift Up Neighbors in Need

Washington is a city of monuments, but it’s also a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive style. Those of us who live and work in the D.C. area often take these emblems of our heritage for granted. We barely even see them as we go about our busy daily lives. I remember, after the Sept. 11 attacks 14 years ago, looking at our nation’s monuments with renewed appreciation, even with a sense of protectiveness. And when I moved …

Reframing the Social Security Decision

When should you begin taking Social Security benefits? That was a question asked of AARP.org visitors and registered website users . Less than 19 percent selected age 70, though that’s exactly what I tell the vast majority of my clients to do. Most object to my recommendation until I frame the decision in a different way, which is that they can spend money now and still let it grow. Take this recent case, for example. Kate is 66 and is …