Help For All Those With Kitchen Envy

I’ll admit it: I have kitchen envy. Each time I’m at a friend’s house I take mental pictures of their kitchen — or sometimes I ask if I can snap a couple — because I love everyone else’s kitchen but mine. (I have friends with excellent taste, it seems.)  I pour through DIY sites and am always pinning photos onto to “My Dream Kitchen” board in Pinterest. While aesthetics are OK to hassle over, safety, to me, is far more …

Honk If You Hear Me! Hearing and Driving Webinar

Hear that ambulance? Or the motorcycle coming from behind? If you said, “sometimes,” that’s not good enough. Hearing plays a critical role in safe driving and we’re here to help. Changes in hearing occur naturally with age, usually popping up around age 50. Thirty-three percent drivers over age 65 report some degree of hearing loss, according to Healthy Hearing. By adjusting your driving habits, and with help from some assistive technologies, you can stay safe on the road. Join me …

Take Advantage of Medicare’s Preventive Benefits – Webinar

The following is a guest post from Nicole Duritz, Vice President, Health, AARP Education & Outreach Staying Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Hard Take Advantage of Medicare’s Preventive Benefits By Nicole Duritz, Vice President, Health, AARP Education & Outreach “Stay away from sugar and salt.” “Get moving.” “Do this, don’t do that.” Ever feel bombarded by all of the health tips out there? I know I have sometimes. But taking care of your health does not need to be complicated. One …

First-time Homebuyer: Where Do I Start With Improvements?

I just bought a house … where do I start? That’s the question I’m going to ask Tom Kraeutler, one half of the fab duo of The Money Pit, who is hosting a webinar on home improvements on a budget. I’m clueless on where to start. We had to fix up a bathroom thanks to a 1980s sink but other than that, I dont’ know if I should replace the floors first or paint or fix up the yard/driveway or …

When Family Members Disagree About How to Care for Mom

I’m pretty lucky. As a full-time caregiver for my parents, me and my siblings have a great relationship. I keep them informed of the parentals’ latest appointments and procedures, and when I need a break, they’re here. Without question. However, I get that most families aren’t as harmonious. It’s a tragedy, really, when that happens. But I won’t wax philosophical about another’s family politics. What I will tell you is that we here at AARP know this is an issue and …

Buckle Your Seatbelt for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

This Monday marks the official start of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the week (Dec. 5 -9) aims to raise awareness of older driver-related issues and provides information, tools, and resources to help drivers everywhere stay safe and confident on the road. According to AOTA, “With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person’s continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of …