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Mary
In August of 2014, Mary’s mother Eartha was discharged from the hospital after a short stay — an event that would have lasting consequences. When Mary arrived at the hospital that day, Eartha was ready to go, dressed and sitting in a wheelchair with a list of medications on her lap.  Never given…
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In preparing Mom’s medication, my 90-year-old Pop would fill a syringe using the light of the kitchen window to see if the dosage was correct. He set up the nebulizer on a table with handwritten step-by-step instructions to remind him how to operate it. Today, millions of family caregivers like Pop…
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Ten years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, AARP had to cancel our Life@50+ national conference in New Orleans.
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Older voters continue to lean Republican in this year's Senate races, a new survey shows, but there have been significant shifts in seven battleground states from a comparable survey by the same organizations nearly two months ago. Overall, Republicans are on the cusp of gaining the six seats they…
Norman and Norma Burmah
Let's hear it for Norman and Norma Burmah of Marksville, La., who, after 82 years, have just achieved a  milestone of being the longest living married couple in the United States.
Older voters fueled a Rick Santorum victory in Louisiana's GOP primary. Plus: Why are U.S. communities so ill-prepared for an aging boomer population?
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AARP staff joins volunteers from around the country to continue rebuilding efforts in St. Bernard's Parish, Louisiana
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