Dallas, Texas – August 30, 2013 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The AARP Texas State Office in Dallas announces it will be sponsoring a one-day special event featuring long-term care planning sessions. The Living Longer, Living Smarter session will highlight AARP’s initiative, Decide.Create.Share.(SM) and will be held at Cooper Hotel – Conference Center & Spa/Berkley Room – Hotel II on Thursday, September 5, offering varying times: 8:00-9:30am; Noon-1:30pm and 5:30-7:00pm, so guests may attend at their convenience. AARP’s Decide.Create.Share.(SM) initiative empowers women with valuable information, free resources and interactive tools on its newly launched website, http://www.decidecreateshare.org to complete their long-term care plan in just a few steps.

“Women have always been the care takers of spouses, children, parents, and family members, but we somehow manage to forget to take care of our own needs”

“Women have always been the care takers of spouses, children, parents, and family members, but we somehow manage to forget to take care of our own needs,” says Susan J. Williams, Associate State Director. “The Living Longer, Living Smarter seminars will focus on highlighting topics that are important in long-term care planning for women – so we are planning an empowering, informative, open dialog and educational sessions for our guests.”

AARP recently launched its Decide.Create.Share.(SM) website, http://www.decidecreateshare.org that encourages women to take a 40 Day Pledge to complete their long-term care plans. The Pledge is the first step toward using the interactive, step-by-step planning process found on the website. Over 40 days, participants are guided through four major topic areas – Health, Finances, Legal, and Home and Community – in sizing up their situation and developing a customized plan.

Our goal is to have women take time out of their busy schedule to think about themselves for a moment. To think about where they see themselves in the future and what plans they’ll need to get them there. The Living Longer, Living Smarter complimentary session will briefly guide guests through the planning process. A free take-home Resource Guide will be used during the session. The seminar leader will touch on the four major topic areas vital to long-term care planning and talk about the Decide.Create.Share.(SM) initiative and the 40 Day Pledge. Anyone interested in attending may register at [email protected]

To learn more about the Living Longer, Living Smarter seminars, the 40 Day Pledge and Decide.Create.Share.(SM), log onto http://www.decidecreateshare.org.

Please follow us on Facebook at (https://www.facebook.com/DecideCreateShare), Twitter (@DCSwomen) – and follow our conversation threads at #40daypledge. The website also contains a blogging section showcasing personal stories, experiences and encouragements provided by Decide.Create.Share.(SM) participants.

About AARP’s Decide.Create.Share.(SM)
Decide.Create.Share.(SM) is an AARP initiative dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of long-term care planning. Decide.Create.Share.(SM) is taking the lead in engaging and empowering women to learn about long-term care planning by providing them with information, tools and resources to take charge of their future.

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 and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals 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 of lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; http://www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. 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 http://www.aarp.org.