Tag Archives: Family Caregiving

Celebrating Healthcare Decisions Month During April

Every year the Honoring Choices Partners & Friends celebrate April 16 National Healthcare Decisions Day using their easy-to-use programs and tools.

Just choose a date in April or May to co-host a webinar; they’ll supply the presentation and post on the 2022 Events Calendar. Continue reading

Pew Research Center Examines Reasons U.S. Adults Live in Multigenerational Households

With a combination of Census and survey data, Pew Research Center examined the experiences of multigenerational households, including who lives in these types of arrangements and why they do so.

According to the report resulting from that analysis, census data from 1971-2021 shows the number of people living in multigenerational family households quadrupled over that time, reaching 59.7 million in March 2021. The share more than doubled as well, to 18% of the U.S. population. Continue reading

Help Raise Awareness of Child Tax Credit Eligibility for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is working to raise awareness of the Child Tax Credit and, of specific interest to the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative network, the eligibility of grandparents raising grandchildren.

A one-page flier has been developed for stakeholders to raise awareness among grandparents who are legal guardians, which is available here.

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AARP Survey Reveals Experience with Fraud Among Older Adults, Caregivers

In a recent short survey conducted between January 20-24, 2022, AARP asked adults 50 and older and family caregivers about their experiences losing money to a scam. The basis for the survey comes from AARP’s recent National Fraud Frontiers report, which reported
nine in 10 Americans (229 million people) experienced a fraud attempt in the past year, with one in seven (33 million people) losing money as a result. Continue reading

Upcoming Events in Healthy Aging

There are always opportunities to access education and training that can help your community or organization become more age- and dementia friendly. Check out the following events listed below:

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Ariadne Labs Develops Workbook for Caregivers and People with Serious Illness

Developed by Ariadne Labs in collaboration with The Conversation Project, the “What Matters to Me Workbook” is designed to help people with a serious illness get ready to talk to their health care team about what is most important to them.

As the resource explains, the Workbook is not about making specific medical
decisions, but rather “thinking about what matters most to you — and sharing your goals and preferences with your health care team.” Continue reading

AARP Partners with Lowe’s on ‘Livable Homes’ Initiative to Promote Safety and Accessibility Modifications

A new collaboration between AARP and home improvement chain Lowe’s, called the Lowe’s Livable Home initiative, aims to provide strategies and information to help make living spaces more accessible for everyone and allow older adults to stay in their homes safely and comfortably as they age.

The two-year collaboration offers information and guidance, including blog articles and videos, around home improvement and design techniques to support older adults and family caregivers as they reimagine their homes for the next stage of life. Continue reading