Loading
Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Bookmark & Share Subscribe to Feed
Wanna join our 6011 other users? | Register
Menu 

AARP: Blog

  • newSupporting Small Businesses…Saturday

    Supporting Small Businesses…Saturday

    Small businesses have and will continue to play a vital role in helping communities thrive. In the past small businesses have typically been our local bakery, florist, dry cleaners, barber shop, candy store, and the pizza and sandwich shop. Present d…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 8:08am -
  • Health Provision in New Tax Bill: Higher Premiums and Loss of Health Coverage for Older Adults

    Health Provision in New Tax Bill:  Higher Premiums and Loss of Health Coverage for Older Adults

    Thought the debate over the health law was over? Not quite. Yes, Congress has shifted its focus from health care to tax reform over the past couple months. But health care faces new threats under the latest proposed tax legislation. The Tax Cuts and…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:40pm -
  • Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster  
    Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 1:08am -
  • Author Jeff Speck on the Need to Become a More Walkable Nation
    Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:56pm -
  • Robin Chase on Seizing Transportation (and Other) Opportunities at a Moment of Change
    Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:30pm -
  • A Conversation with Julián Castro About Housing, Placemaking, Livability and More
    Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 11:22pm -
  • Building Momentum for Livable Communities Change in Texas
    Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:46pm -
  • Leading the Way Forward in Transportation
    Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions fo…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 10:24pm -
  • Giving Thanks for America’s Family Caregivers
    As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s also remember that November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to recognize and express our appreciation for America’s 40 million family caregivers. They are truly the backbone our care…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 2:04pm -
  • How to Spot Phishing Emails From ‘Trusted’ Businesses

    How to Spot Phishing Emails From ‘Trusted’ Businesses

    Year-round, all kinds of phishing attempts lurk in your inbox — from promises of massive wealth from self-described Nigerian princes (or their representatives) to threats of arrest or loss of benefits from supposed employees of government agencies…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:10pm -

Family Caregiver Alliance: Blog

  • Drumming Up Local Dollars for Senior Services
    Family Caregiver AllianceIn spite of budget cuts and gridlock in Washington, many states, counties and local communities are finding ways to raise revenue to support services for older and disabled adults. One example: In California’s Santa Clara…
    - 20 Aug 13, 1:41pm -
  • Rhode Island Rocks!

    Rhode Island Rocks!

    Kathy Kelly, Executive Director – Family Caregiver AllianceThere were three exciting developments for family caregivers in Rhode Island this month:First, Rhode Island became the third state in the country (joining California and New Jersey), to…
    - 29 Jul 13, 8:24pm -
  • FCA Applauds the SCOTUS Ruling Regarding DOMA

    FCA Applauds the SCOTUS Ruling Regarding DOMA

    Here the State’s decision to give this class of persons the right to marry conferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import.— Justice Kennedy, on the granting of rights to married couples.Family Caregiver Alliance  - Kathleen Kelly,…
    - 26 Jun 13, 7:06pm -
  • “Real” Social Network Investments Pay Big Dividends

    “Real” Social Network Investments Pay Big Dividends

    photo: NPRFamily Caregiver AllianceA recent radio segment on NPR entitled, Boomer Housemates Have More Fun, sounds frivolous but actually addresses an important looming issue: how do we create mutual support communities for single men and women who…
    - 25 May 13, 9:06pm -
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Awards Ceremony and 5th Year Celebration

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Awards Ceremony and 5th Year Celebration

    By Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist at Family Caregiver AllianceFrom Left to Right: Kathleen Sullivan (Seniors Services, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center), Martin H. Blank, Jr. (The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation), Kirsten J…
    - 11 Apr 13, 11:26am -
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Celebrating International Women’s Day

    by Andrea Orvik, FCA Communications CoordinatorFamily Caregiver Alliance,National Center on Caregiving On International Women’s Day, FCA joins you in celebrating women—hundreds of thousands of women worldwide—who give care to a parent, a…
    - 8 Mar 13, 7:02pm -
  • Recommendations on Family Caregivers, as presented at the Women’s Policy Summit, January 17, 2013

    Recommendations on Family Caregivers, as presented at the Women’s Policy Summit, January 17, 2013

    Family Caregiver Alliance – Kathleen Kelly, Executive DirectorINTRODUCTIONIn California, there are over 5.88 million family caregivers providing unpaid care to a loved one. These family caregivers – unpaid relatives, partners and friends – fo…
    - 5 Feb 13, 6:31pm -
  • Holiday Gifts for Caregivers (part 2)

    Holiday Gifts for Caregivers (part 2)

    by Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver AllianceIn the last blog post I suggested five gifts family caregivers could use right now: 2 weeks of respite, Social Security credits for those who leave their job to provide care, a traine…
    - 28 Dec 12, 5:47pm -
  • Holiday Gifts for Caregivers – Part 1

    Holiday Gifts for Caregivers – Part 1

    by Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver AllianceThis time of year, our thoughts turn to family and friends, celebrating relationships and giving to others. I would like to list my own personal recommendations on much needed gifts tha…
    - 21 Dec 12, 4:26pm -
  • Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power

    Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power

    Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance is pleased to be a co-sponsor of The Women’s Policy Summit, scheduled for January 17, 2013, at the Sacramento Convention Center that will bring advocates and other California leaders together in a…
    - 11 Dec 12, 3:26pm -

Foundation for Grandparenting

  • New Grandchild. Controlling Other Grandmother
    Help! My lovely daughter-in-law just gave birth to my first grandchild. Her mother has taken over completely. I don’t want to start a fight and disturb the children and the joy that all are feeling. Any advice before I tell her off?   First, congr…
    - 29 Aug 15, 2:18pm -
  • Protecting our Young: Wise words from a Dad who knows.
    Here are some important thoughts  that grandparents can take to heart,  teach to others, and put into action..   Who’s watching out for the Kids? By John A. Cosco, Ph.D. (husband of Anne, father of Justin, Stephen and five unborn angels) All of…
    - 22 Feb 14, 6:20pm -
  • Study: How Family Strain, Depression, and Resourcefulness Affect Grandparent Caregivers
    Study Abstract: Nursing Outlook: 61 (14) pgs. 225-34. Background Grandmothers living with grandchildren face stressors that may increase depressive symptoms, but cognitive-behavioral strategies, such as resourcefulness, may reduce the effects of stre…
    - 8 Oct 13, 2:48pm -
  • Grandparent Alert: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is on the rise and you can help!

    Grandparent Alert: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is on the rise and you can help!

                                                                                                                                  …
    - 24 Sep 13, 4:00pm -
  • Grandparenting.org receives award from GRAND Magazine

    Grandparenting.org receives award from GRAND Magazine


    - 18 Sep 13, 4:41pm -
  • Dr. Kornhaber’s Books Now Available On Kindle
    By popular demand, Dr. Kornhaber’s diverse books on grandparenting are now available for download on Kindle. Click below for access to the book list. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=arthur kornh…
    - 7 Jan 13, 2:06pm -
  • Smile: Grandparent Jokes
    1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, “But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the…
    - 12 Dec 12, 12:30pm -
  • “Nonna,” a new play by Dr. Kornhaber was performed In Ojai, CA. in April 2013

    “Nonna,” a new play by Dr. Kornhaber  was performed In Ojai, CA. in April 2013

      “NonNa,” a new play by Dr. Kornhaber, was staged for the first time in April, 2013 in Ojai, Califiornia for a three-week run. Nona is a must-see  family drama, dealing with increasing and often ignored emotional issues that challenge many pa…
    - 2 Dec 12, 12:51pm -
  • New Book: Grandparents Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    The “Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders,” by Nancy Mucklow (APC Publishing 2012) is a much needed publication for grandparents to understand the effects of this contemporary plague  on their children and grandchildren, and their…
    - 18 Sep 12, 1:19pm -
  • Characteristics of Effective Grandparents
    Effective grandparents represent one polarity on a spectrum of complex grandparenting behavior.  On one end of the spectrum is the effective grandparent.  The middle range encompasses the majority of functional grandparents who experience variable…
    - 16 Aug 12, 1:33pm -

Free Range Chickens & Grandchildren

  • Fall Back

    Fall Back

    I feel like I've fallen back a little.We spent yesterday at a swim meet and watched  Bean and Bugg do their fish thing and do it well.In the evening we headed to high school to see our Nick in "Newsies" and it was all kinds of amazing.I got a call t…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 7:50pm -
  • Happy Birthday Glenda Lou

    Happy Birthday Glenda Lou

    If you knew my sister at all you would know why this picture makes me laugh every time I look at it.Everyone looks so serious, except her with that gleam in her eye  and that finger, I'm sorry, but too funny.I miss you girl!
    - 30 days ago, 23 Oct 17, 7:25pm -
  • Farewell Fall Break

    Farewell Fall Break

    So, a sad so long to a great break.  Monday some of the gang came and we had a fun day painting faces, holding chickens, driving around the yard, tools and old lawnmower disassembly, the creek and sharing laughs and chicken and dumplings.  The big…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 6:34pm -
  • A Climbing We Will Go

    A Climbing We Will Go

    This weekend was the Rockfest at Red River Gorge. For some time the Captain has been climbing.  As Bean's swim schedule took more and more time, Miss Bugg and her dad would go climb at a place with a climbing wall.  Bean has long enjoyed fishing on…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Oct 17, 5:39am -
  • Buttercup Saturday

    Buttercup Saturday

    Saturday was Buttercup's Date Day and she wanted the same experience as her brother, only coconut cream pie instead of rice krispie treats.  Since Blue Eyes was here the cotton candy machine arrived, and she was most interested in that.It was a circ…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Oct 17, 8:44am -
  • Bread Baking, Hmmm

    Bread Baking, Hmmm

    We have a new kid in town.  It is lovely venue, half kitchenware gift shop, half a long bar that sits eighteen where you have a cooking class or a dining experience with a chef. Rae invited me to a Bread Baking, Wine and Cheese class for my birthday…
    - 58 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:07pm -
  • Happy Birthday to Me

    Happy Birthday to Me

    One more trip around the sun- check. This birthday felt on one  hand, a little more sober, on the other hand, the sobering thoughts yielding more reasons for celebrating. While such heartache surrounds me- natural disasters, cancer, refugees, local…
    - 68 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 11:07am -
  • Is It Still Summer?

    Is It Still Summer?

    Wow, back to school seems to knock the stuffing out of me. We continue to spend lots of time in the creek and the hunt for fossils hasn't abated. Giddy-up and I worked and worked to get this one loose. I thought by the time we worked it out, it was g…
    - 86 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 8:48pm -
  • Rained Out

    Rained Out

    Handy Man worked all morning last Saturday to create a perfect spot for the Woodland Fairy Ball in the deep dark woods, but alas, it rained. A little rain didn't prevent the appearance of beautiful fairies and yummy treats from the woodland realm.Thi…
    - 12 Aug 17, 7:24pm -
  • Back to Wild and Crazy

    Back to Wild and Crazy

    Wouldn't you think that when the same event occurs every year that there wouldn't be many surprises. Well, here I am, seven days into the school year and I feel completely behind.  It's been busy, busy.But just before returning, there was one last d…
    - 6 Aug 17, 10:22am -

Grand Magazine

    LIVING WELL Magazine

    • Don’t Bet Your Retirement On An 8% Return
      Don’t Bet Your Retirement On An 8% Return By Glen McKenzie  In investing, time in the market is crucial. If past growth rates continue, the time you leave your savings alone actually matters more than [...]The post Don’t Bet Your Retirement On…
      - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 7:55pm -
    • Protecting Your Children’s Financial Security
      Protecting Your Children’s Financial Security By Craig Watson Most people who have worked hard all their lives to accumulate assets generally desire those assets to be left to their children in the most beneficial way. [...]The post Protecting You…
      - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:53pm -
    • Updates for 2018 Medicare Part D
      Updates for 2018 Medicare Part D By Tucker Thompson, CSA Medicare Part D Pharmacy benefits will change January 1, 2018. The cost of the plan you chose will not be prorated no matter when you [...]The post Updates for 2018 Medicare Part D appeared fi…
      - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 7:51pm -
    • High Performing Heart Care
      High Performing Heart Care Courtesy The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano When it comes to care for your heart, one of the nation’s “best hospitals” is right here in Collin County. With innovative treatments, medical excellence and [...]The post Hi…
      - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 7:44pm -
    • Robin Wright: In a Class of Her Own
      From Princess to Powerhouse Robin Wright isn’t afraid to act her age as she dominates House of Cards and Hollywood. By Michelle Talsma Everson Very few actresses in Hollywood can say they’ve enjoyed the type [...]The post Robin Wright: In a Clas…
      - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:44am -
    • Dr. Charles Toulson: Premier Surgeon for Hip and Knee Replacement
      Dr. Charles Toulson: Premier Surgeon for Hip and Knee Replacement Dr. Charles Toulson founded Dallas’ premier destination for hip and knee replacement – Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Conveniently located in Dallas and McKinney, his practi…
      - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
    • Dr. Stephen P. Courtney: Developing Superior Operative Techniques to Treat Neck and Back Disorders
      Dr. Stephen P. Courtney Developing Superior Operative Techniques to Treat Neck and Back Disorders Stephen P. Courtney, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the [...]Th…
      - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 3:50pm -
    • Psst…You Could Have Diabetes
      Psst…You Could Have Diabetes Listen closely. Is your body trying to tell you there’s trouble? Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health The symptoms of type 2 diabetes are often subtle, which might explain why so [...]The post Psst…You Could Have D…
      - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 7:40pm -
    • No Better Place to Be
      No Better Place to Be By Michelle Wallace Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover. When Jesus was 12, they attended the festival as usual. After the celebration was over, they started [...]The post No Better Place to Be appear…
      - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 7:04pm -
    • Alzheimer’s, A Legal Perspective
      Alzheimer’s, A Legal Perspective By: Miller Davidge Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually it destroys the ability to carry out even the simplest tasks. Alzhei…
      - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 7:38pm -
    Recipe Test Nest
    Recipe Test Nest
    Recipe Test Nest
    Recipe Test Nest

    Next Avenue

    • Are You Caregiver Friendly? Prove It in This Contest
      We see terms such as dementia-friendly or disabled-friendly but how about caregiver-friendly? There are an estimated 40 million Americans who are considered unpaid caregivers, and they too deserve to be treated kindly. They’re caring for adult chil…
      - 12 Jan 16, 9:05am -
    • Where to Find the Best Travel Deals in 2016
      If you’d like to take a vacation (or two or three) in 2016 and save money doing it, you’ll want to hear what I just heard attending the annual New York Times Travel Show in New York City on Sunday. Experts providing their best, timeliest advice:…
      - 12 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • The 4 Questions You Should Ask in a Job Interview
      (The follow is excerpted from the new book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a compilation of 100+ writing and speaking guides for networking, the job search and LinkedIn by communications expert Danny Rubin.) “So, do you have any questions for me…
      - 12 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • Why You Shouldn’t Panic About the Stock Market
      Markets aren’t off to a great start in 2016, leading many investors in their 50s and 60s understandably concerned about the dashing of their retirement dreams and the depletion of their hard-earned nest eggs. Market naysayers have stolen the spotli…
      - 12 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • 10 Tips to Make the Most of a Museum Visit
      Whether you will be chasing the grandkids through a children’s museum or sipping cocktails at the latest art exhibit, you can probably spend more time and less money on a museum outing. Here are 10 smart tips for museumgoers: 1. Check the Calendar…
      - 11 Jan 16, 10:00am -
    • The One Death This Doctor Can’t Forget
      In over 30 years of being a doctor, I’ve participated in many end-of-life events. But one stands out. She was an elderly woman I had known for years; I’ll call her “Tessie” (not her real name). On the last evening of her terminal illness, I w…
      - 11 Jan 16, 10:00am -
    • David Bowie: A Look Back at His Biggest Hits
      David Bowie died today at the age of 69. The flamboyant, groundbreaking British rock star’s commitment to exploring many styles of music and his unique sense of style have influenced several generations of musicians. 5 Things You Might Not Know Abo…
      - 11 Jan 16, 9:37am -
    • LGBT Older Adults: At Risk, But Resilient
      Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging.  Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have been…
      - 11 Jan 16, 7:02am -
    • The Best Books for Your Career: 2016 Edition
      Looking for help to find a job or switch careers, get a raise or promotion or start a business in 2016? Have I got some great books for you! I just spent time over the holiday break to come up with a list of my favorite reads from 2015. Ultimately, I…
      - 11 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • Why Can’t Norman Lear Get His Retirement Home Comedy on TV?
      For people of a certain age, there’s a set morning ritual. The newspaper arrives, pages are rustled (or clicked) and there you are: faced with a stark reminder of your own mortality, the obituaries. In my house, it was my father who would make a be…
      - 8 Jan 16, 11:01am -

    SimplyHome Blog

    The Senior Times

    U.S. News: The Best Life

    Shorts Fix

    About PopMuse

    A curated aggregation of musings from across the land and of different subject matters for the scanoholics.