Managing a Loved One’s Finances

Let me introduce you to a fellow family caregiver, Lisa. With the help of her sister, Lisa cared for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease — managing medications, cleaning the house, and handling any medical issues. They also managed her mother’s finances. Lisa shared: “It felt like our whole world was slowly falling apart. At the time we did not know much about the disease or how quickly it was going to debilitate her. My sister and I took responsibility of …

10 atracciones turísticas en Savannah para toda la familia

¿Cómo se conquista a tres generaciones en un solo viaje? La clave es el lugar donde se reunirán. Y si juntamos arquitectura, naturaleza, museos y shows de primera, ¡probablemente estemos hablando de Savannah, Georgia! En mi más reciente viaje, acompañada de mi familia (abuela, hijos, nieto), la difícil ‘brecha generacional’ se desvaneció frente a la propuesta turística de Savannah. Estas fueron nuestras atracciones favoritas. Pero toma nota que el orden en que te las enumero no tiene que ver con …

You’re in Wisconsin. Dad’s in Pennsylvania. What Do You Do When He Needs Help?

Cyndie’s dad suffered a stroke seven years ago. She moved him from Pennsylvania to her home in Wisconsin so she could take care of him. It isn’t always an easy road, but Cyndie is thankful for the precious time she gets to spend with her father. Francesca and her family moved to Florida to care for her aging mother, leaving their home of 27 years in Connecticut. Her role as caregiver grows each month. Althea’s sister Joyce is a partial quadriplegic and …

States Start Shifting Focus to Help Seniors Live Independently, at Home

“We need to ‘spring’ your mother,” Pop, who loved prison movies, told me over the phone while asking me to come home that weekend. Mom had been in a rehabilitation center for two weeks following a bad fall and a hospital stay. Both she and Pop were ready for her to go home. My mom and pop, like most Americans, wanted to stay in their home and community as they aged. Pop became the primary family caregiver for Mom, and …

Driving Around in Circles Is a Good Thing

Really, it is. So long as the circle you’re driving in is a modern roundabout. Unlike traditional roundabouts, rotaries or traffic circles, which can be terrifyingly large, complex and fast (Paris’s Arc de Triomphe sits at the center of one such risky round roadway), modern roundabouts are smaller, simpler and slower. Subscribe Today! AARP Livable Communities Newsletter In fact, by making the streets that pass through neighborhoods slower and narrower, modern roundabouts help roads become safer for motorists and pedestrians. …

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Estas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así­ comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. Vientos de guerra en Ucrania – La muerte de cinco militantes prorrusos por parte de las fuerzas de seguridad de Kiev elevó aún más la tensión que se vive en Ucrania. El presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin, dijo que la operación militar llevada a cabo por las autoridades de Kiev era un “delito muy grave” que tendrí­a consecuencias. …