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PHOTO: Eighty-four percent of Oregonians age 45 and older said they help older loved ones with household chores. Transportation, shopping and medication management are other common responsibilities of family caregiving that allow people to remain in their homes. Photo courtesy of AARP.

PORTLAND, Ore. - As they age, most people want to be able to live independently and at home as long as they can. That's the not-so-surprising finding of an AARP survey of Oregon voters age 45 and older. In the survey, half of the respondents said they now are providing - or have provided - unpaid c ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota child-care facilities have made dramatic progress in reducing SIDS deaths in the state, through education and training. Photo credit: Anthony J/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of babies lost to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has declined significantly since the 1990s, but dozens are still dying in Minnesota each year, drawing attention to the importance of sleep safety. The most critical step in reducing the risk of SIDS is positioning a baby f ...Read More

PHOTO: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 was signed into law Wednesday by President Barack Obama, marking the first congressional reauthorization in more than 18 years. New York advocates say they now need to push for funding to implement parts of the law. Photo credit: Ethan Hein/Flckr  https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

COMMACK, N.Y. – After 18 years of no congressional action, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) finally has been signed into law. The measure revises the block grant to include basic provisions to improve the quality of child care around the country. President Barack Obama si ...Read More

PHOTO: With no progress on immigration reform in Congress, President Barack Obama is moving forward on his own, with an announcement of his plans coming tonight (Thursday). Photo credit: US Army/Flickr.
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SAN JUAN, Texas – Residents across Texas and the nation will be watching closely tonight as President Barack Obama unveils his plans to reform immigration on his own, a move that could prevent the deportation of millions. At La Union del Pueblo Entero in San Juan, the advocacy group’s ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP says more should be done to recognize and support unpaid family caregivers. Photo courtesy of AARP.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - November is National Family Caregivers Month. More than 2.5 million Pennsylvanians care for aging or ill parents or spouses at home. For many, this means the family can stay together instead of being separated, with one of them in a costly and often distant institution. Estimates ...Read More

PHOTO: To commemorate National Adoption Day this Saturday, 10 Indiana courtrooms are holding special adoption ceremonies for uncontested adoptions, in part to build awareness for children waiting to find a permanent home. Photo credit: Lisa Runnels/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - The birth of a new family is always an significant occasion, and an upcoming adoption day will be especially meaningful for 95 Indiana children. To commemorate National Adoption Day this Saturday, 10 Indiana courtrooms are holding special adoption ceremonies for uncontested adoptions ...Read More

PHOTO: More than one in seven North Dakotans now are providing care for a family member, and many have had little or any instruction on how to perform medical tasks at home. Photo courtesy of AARP.

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota lawmakers soon will convene for 2015, and one piece of legislation they're being asked to consider aims to better support the state's family caregivers. One of the main provisions of the CARE Act is for facilities to provide instructions and demonstrations on tasks to ...Read More

PHOTO: It is National Family Caregivers Month, to salute the tens of millions of Americans who are caring for a family member. AARP has launched a new initiative, I Heart Caregivers, to honor and help those who care for family members.  (Photo credit: seniorcarestress.com)

MADISON, Wis. - It's National Family Caregivers Month, and AARP-Wisconsin has launched a new initiative called "I Heart Caregivers" to recognize the contribution and dedication of family caregivers in Wisconsin. It's been said, if you're not a caregiver now, you were one in the past or you'll li ...Read More

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