Forty million family caregivers in the US are doing the best they can to "make it work" and often cannot access resources they need or don't know help is even available to them.
These family caregivers are essential partners in healthcare, yet often under recognized by the system. AARP stands behind caregivers and offers resources to family caregivers so that they can take care of their loved ones and themselves.
AARP Massachusetts has planned a caregiving series to help provide family caregivers with information, tools, programming, and connections to peers and resources.
Please sign up for one or more of these online sessions:
Downsizing and Decluttering
Having too much stuff can impede a loved one from relocating or getting health care into their homes. This engaging presentation explores why stuff is so important for some people and teaches practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering. Learn how to get started!
Tuesday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register here.
Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Register here.
Prepare to Care
No matter where you are in the journey of caregiving – just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of someone full-time – having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process easier. During this session, we will share a framework to help you make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. You will have the opportunity to connect with other caregivers, exchange tips and advice, and learn about resources available to you and your loved ones.
Tuesday, May 31, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register here.
Tuesday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Register here.
Visit the AARP Caregiving Resource Center at: www.aarp.org/caregiving
AARP surveys consistently find that older adults want to remain in their current homes and communities for as long as possible. Yet barely one percent of the nation’s housing supply contains any “universal design” elements — such as single story living or a sink that can be reached from a wheelchair. That’s where AARP HomeFit comes in. Based on the free AARP HomeFit Guide, this presentation can help individuals and families make their current or future residence – or that of a loved one – their “lifelong home.”
Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Register here.
Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Register here.
For more resources, visit: www.aarp.org/homefit
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