In the March edition of the AARP Bulletin, there's an interesting piece about a new website, seniordecision.com that can help you and your loved ones get the skinny on adult day care providers. With recommendations, comments and firsthand accounts (with over 500 reviews available) the site is an interesting resource. Below, check out the founders Rob and Jennifer Liebreich discussing the site.
Drugs ain't getting any cheaper. I know you know this, but there's a report out today by AARP to back up the pain you're feeling. In fact, drug companies have substantially raised prices on 220 brand name prescription drugs most commonly used by people in Medicare Part D since the implementation of the drug benefit four year ago.
Last night was a big night in the race for the White House. And where were 50 plus voters? Making up nearly half of the electorate, according to the exit polls. In Texas, 44 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Republicans were 50 plus. In Ohio, the trend was similar, with 46 percent of Dems and 52 percent of Republicans over 50.
Seems that our friends over at the National Farmer's Union have a blog. And what are they blogging about? AARP Board President Erik Olsen speaking at the group's annual conference in Las Vegas about Divided We Fail. Check out the posting here.
In today's Wall Street Journal, there are some excerpts from a recent interview with Senator John McCain. Included in the myriad of questions is one about Social Security. While private accounts don't really address the problem with Social Security, McCain does bring up a key part of getting to a solution. He said:
An update from Google on Google Health, their effort to create a product for electronic medical records that's worth reading about and keeping an eye on. I've talked a lot about the benefits of electronic medical records, so read about what the googlers are planning on doing.
Divided We Fail (AARP, Business Roundtable, SEIU and NFIB) and WISER are co-sponsoring an event today to examine how women can increase their lifetime financial security. An array of perspectives and solutions ranging from implementing new public policy to rethinking financial planning options will be presented, with panels to include Martha Hamilton of the Washington Post, Mary Beth Franklin of Kiplinger, and folks from a whole range of groups.
It's not only in America now... AARP's Global Network is joining with the Canadian Association for the Fifty-Plus (CARP) and Fenacom, an organization headquartered in Rome serving Italy's aging population to help these groups better meet the needs and interests of their 50 plus populations. All the details are forthcoming, but this could mean a range of AARP endorsed benefits will be available in Canada and Italy. They join Copenhagen-based DaneAge, who joined last year.
Yes, in Ohio the temperatures are freezing. But if the candidates are out, so are AARP volunteers and staff. Across the state, they are bird dogging candidates and talking to people about health and financial security. Some photos from AARP Ohio's Kevin Craiglow, who is currently counting to make sure he still has all 10 fingers and all 10 toes.
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