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Home for the Holidays in New York? It's Prime Time for Checking on Older Relatives
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 20, 2012 01:34 PM
AARP Releases List of Quick Tips & Questions to Simplify Observing How Older Relatives are Doing
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The turkey is defrosting in the refrigerator and family, both immediate and extended, is starting to gather at the house for Thanksgiving. For many American families this is the once-a-year time that they travel from across the nation and world to be with loved ones and AARP says its prime time to check on older family members.
To help, today, AARP is releasing a list of tips and questions to simplify observing how Mom, Dad and other relatives are doing with everything from mobility to heath and finances.
Taking a Look at their Home – How to tell if their home is still appropriate
Getting Around – How to gauge their driving safety and transportation options
Health – A few key things to check
Finances – How to get ready to help
Please visit www.aarp.org/caregiving for more information on caring for your aging parents.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
SOURCE AARP New York
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