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    November is National Family Caregivers Month


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    Across the country 42 million people, primarily women, between the ages 40 – 60 are faced with the challenge of providing care to their older family members and friends each and every day. They may not know it, but they are caregivers, and they play an extraordinary role in supporting those we love.

    November is National Family Caregivers Month, and as part of the Ad Council’s Caregiver Assistance campaign with AARP, we have released a series of new Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) that explore the many roles caregivers take on and provide resources to help them cope with their daily responsibilities.

    New research from AARP suggests that caregiving can take a tremendous toll on the caregiver’s personal health and overall wellbeing. And yet, many caregivers do not self-identify as such and can be reluctant to ask for help. As part of our campaign, we’ve developed a number of online platforms to help recognize caregivers everywhere for the important work they do:

    The new website, ThanksProject.org, where you can share a message of thanks with a caregiver you know and post it publicly alongside other messages from people across the country to illustrate the number of caregivers nationwide.

    A hilarious new video from comedian Jeff Foxworthy who says, “You might be a caregiver if…”


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    AARP: OLDER AFRICAN-AMERICANS CONTINUE TO FACE WORKFORCE OBSTACLES


    - New Nationwide Financial study shows African American small business owners more hopeful about 2012 and more likely to enhance employee benefits -

    Washington, DC – Nearly four years after the official end of the Great Recession, African-American older workers continue to confront a difficult job picture across the country.

    Federal unemployment statistics for January show that African-American workers between 45 and 74 had an unemployment rate of 9.9 percent, compared with 6.1 percent for whites of the same age. For African-American workers of all ages, the jobless rate for January was a whopping 13.8 percent, compared with an overall rate of 7.9 percent. New AARP research shows that a large number of older African-Americans are anxious about continuing weaknesses in the economy and small businesses in which they are involved.

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    “For many years, older African-Americans have faced an extremely difficult job market,” said AARP Vice President for Multicultural Engagement Edna Kane-Williams in announcing the release of the research. “Others have confronted major problems as well, but the situation has been – and continues to be – especially acute for diverse communities.”

    An AARP fact sheet, released in conjunction with Black History Month, summarizes preliminary data from a “Multicultural Work and Career Study” that will be released later this year. The overall survey included those ages 45-74 who were either employed or actively looking for work; it was conducted last November and December.

    The strain among older African-Americans is apparent in the fact that a large number – 39 percent – said that it was either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that they will either lose their job or have to give up working for themselves in the next year. Among those who said that they were likely to give up working for themselves, 15 percent said that “business is slow”, 12 percent cited the “weak economy” and 11 percent mentioned “my health”.

    Reflecting anxiety on a separate question was the response from 25 percent of all African-Americans in the sample that they anticipated that they may need to take a leave from their job to “care for an adult family member in the next five years.” Nineteen percent said that they had already taken a leave to care for an older relative in the last five years.

    AARP has a variety of programs and resources to support older workers. Most recently, AARP has begun offering a new way for experienced workers to advance themselves through Work Reimagined, a social network-based jobs program that connects employers seeking experienced workers with qualified professionals searching for new or more satisfying careers. The site (www.workreimagined.org) leverages the platform of the social media site, LinkedIn.

    Work Reimagined offers job listings independent of LinkedIn, as well as articles, columns, tips and tools to help people navigate today’s workplace. AARP has also developed an alliance with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer resources and advice to encourage older entrepreneurs. Last October, AARP and SBA collaborated to host a National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day in several cities around the country.

    To see a summary of the preliminary data from the “Multicultural Work and Career Study,” visit www.aarp.org/stayingaheadofthecurve2013

    About AARP
    AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www. aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP VIVA, a bilingual news source. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The 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. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.

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    Public service messages about the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu may not be addressing some of the key concerns of African-American seniors and may contribute to lower vaccination rates, according to Northwestern University researchers.

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  3. AOA Information for African American Elders...
    Information about the AoA and African American elders.

  4. Dollars and Sense...
    Dollars and Sense magazine and textbooks provide analysis and opinion on economic policy and politics from a progressive political perspective.

  5. Eldercare ...
    New Study Shows African American Seniors receive fewer life-saving surgeries than Whites, despite efforts to reduce differences in eldercare, the problem is worsening

  6. Humor & FunStuff for Senior Citizens...
    Humor & FunStuff for Senior Citizens website.

  7. Medicare Drug Benefits...
    Study Shows Comprehensive Medicare Drug Benefit for Low-Income Seniors Could Narrow Disparities.

  8. NIA...
    NIA, one of the U.S. Government's National Institutes of Health, leads a national research program on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of aging and prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities.

  9. Scams and Cons ...
    The world is full of con artists who will use all kinds of ploys to defraud others out of their money.

  10. Slave Reparations Scams Target Black Seniors...
    Old scams targeting elderly black people keep resurfacing, exploiting false rumors that African Americans are due tax refunds based on a decades-old "Slave Reparations Act".

  11. Suddenly Senior...
    A fresh, funny look at seniordom that features humor, hope, and harmony to those over 50 who've become 'senior before their time. Changes weekly.







 


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