Inside E Street

Pat Owens and grandson Michael Owens
I recently had the pleasure of joining my long-time friend and colleague Jaia Peterson Lent, Deputy Executive Director at Generations United, for a discussion on AARP's TV show, Inside E Street which provides a civil look at issues critical to Americans. We talked about a topic we both feel very passionate about: grandparents. Inside E Street's host, Lark McCarthy, was fabulous (I remember watching her on the local DC TV station so it was great to meet her in person!). In this segment, Grandparents on a Mission, we had a lively discussion about the legal challenges facing grandparents who are seeking visitation with grandchildren and about the financial, health, legal and other tough issues that grandparent caregivers wrestle with every day.
This is a guest post from Inside E Street managing editor Richard Harris. 
"We're left trying to be both a nursing home and a prison," - Keith Davis, warden at Deerfield Prison in Virginia.
Take a look at this compelling Inside E Street episode that tackles the issue of older prison inmates: in short, keeping older people in prison is very costly considering medical care and other needs older inmates need more than their younger counterparts. So what to do? Check it out.
We try to bring you news you can use here. Sometimes it isn't fun, but this segment of Inside E Street highlights some of the choices you need to think about when we think of end-of-life care.
The economic crisis has not only left financial investments very complicated, but has also left ample opportunities for scam artists. The most recent Inside E Street episode talks to experts about how consumers can protect themselves from dangerous situations arising when investing. Make sure to check it out.
Search AARP Blogs