A big shout out to all my fellow AARP members! Yeah!
There have been no new blog entries for a couple of days, because I was volunteering with AARP. This is an organization that I really support and I am glad you do also.
Thursday we held a LIVE, LEARN, CONNECT day here in Eugene for over 160 people. Shared good information on Social Security, Medicare, scams, and the 50+ worker. We also collected a lot of non-perishable for Food for Lane County foodbank.
Friday we were in Roseburg, OR for a day at the CONFERENCE ON EXTRAORDINARY LIVING at Umpqua Community College campus nestled in the natural hills of Douglas County. I conducted a workshop on Caregiving. We will all be caregivers or will need caregiving at some time in our lives. Planning for it is necessary. AARP has a wonderful free booklet available titled PREPARE TO CARE, A Planning Guide for Families. If I were you, I would contact AARP and get a copy. It is a difficult, but necessary task for every family.
Some information: Life expectancy is now 77 years; the fastest growing age group is 85 and older; by 2030 there will be 70 million older Americans; caregiving will increase in the future.
Educate yourself. Make a family plan. When the unexpected happens, you will have the tools in place to deal with life’s complications. AARP can help.
www.aarp.org/preparetocare You can download a copy of Prepare to Care or order a set of copies for your employees, co-workers, or friends. Do it today!