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Excited to be part of the group. My name is Josh, I'm a lawyer in Los Angeles, CA. AMA! Looking forward to meeting new people and contributing to the AARP community. Let's connect!

 

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Hello everybody!!!

 

I am Eduardo Chavez-Guerrero and live in San Antonio.

 

I need help in finding affordable housing. I currently live in a very nice gated comunity in the North Central area. The problem in that I cannoy pay the rent ($800.00) and I'm eating my savings.

 

I live along and need a one-bedroom apartment can someone help me? Please?

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Hi to all,

 

I am a mom and nanny (grandma). I grew up in a very family oriented group so having family around is a big thing for me. The family is also very big so you get use to having people around. Many people we meet become bonus family and are welcome always. We love to geocache, and go to the coast, mountains or family's homes. This household is very nerdy. We fight the dark arts with Harry Potter, go on adventures with Doctor Who, Pokemon are our friends, we appreciate calcifer and enjoy spending time with tortoro. Star Wars and Star Trek are part of our world. We love crossing Abbey Road, with big hero 6, inside out and especially the nightmare before Christmas. Pac Man, Mario and Pooh are welcome guests. The Starry Night is something we love looking at. We travel with the hobbits and love elevensies. If you come to our home and leave hungry, it is most likely your fault because we will try and feed/hydrate you. Basically, comfort, love and fun are spoken here. 

 

I am disabled and fighting for my ssi. That seems like a never ending project. I try to keep myself into the other things though and not my health so much. I have always been the one who takes care of everyone and everything. Probably will be still at my own funeral.  It is nice to "meet" you all.

Melissa Murphy
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@j952579d wrote:

Me too I'm new n have a hard time posting!!!! How do I put a picture on my post? Anyone pls help...I'm Julie, from Glendale, CA


@j952579d  Hello and welcome to the online community!

 

Here's how to post images. Above your composition screen you'll find a row of icons that look like the image below..

 

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Select Photos.

 

From there you can either drag and drop your photos or click the Choose Files button to upload an image from your computer.

 

 

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While at the Add Photo page depicted above, you'll note size and placement options on the right side of your screen.

 

Hope this helps. Post those gorgeous photos and have fun!

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Me too I'm new n have a hard time posting!!!! How do I put a picture on my post? Anyone pls help...I'm Julie, from Glendale, CA

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@a956730s  You have so much on your plate right now. I do know, it's a lot to deal with. One of the things you need to do is stay especially alert about what you are doing while driving, or using any tools, cooking, etc. When there is that much happening for your mind to deal with, it's easy to hurt yourself or cause an accident. So stay alert...

Next thing.  Find a way to get out of your head just to give your brain a break. For me, it was through listening to recorded books. There were times that my mind would have to be pulled back into focus, or a part replayed, maybe more than once. But with practice you will be able to do it. Before that, trying to sleep meant that the little hampster in my brain would be running on his wheel for most of the night. 

Then eat healthy meals and keep to as regular of a meal schedule as you can. Routine can be calming. 

Also remember to thank your higher power. Be greatful for what is, not for what is not. Stay strong. You will be getting lots of prayers and good thoughts from many people who don't know you, but feel that strength as it arrives. 

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I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad when I was 20 in 1971 but we had to watch him suffer, he was 45. I lost my Mom in 2008, she was 82 and struggled with alzheimers for 11 years. Be glad your mom passed unexpectedly. You are never ready but atleast she didn't suffer. Hang in there Honey. I will offer you my shoulder anytime.

 

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Hello, My Name is Robin L. Gooch from Bridge City Texas.  I just joined AARP today.  My 50th birthday was Monday.  

I am looking for some advice about losing a family member namely a mother.  I am having a horrible time.  I lost her in Sept of last year unexpectedly.  Just need a shoulder to lean on or an ear to bend.  Thank you. 

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WELCOME Andy,

 Wow 23 years, how GREAT!!!. 

  Taking time for your self and interests through volunteering, is a great way to grow as a person. Meeting other people is a great way to expand your horizon. There will be simple little treats that will come your way. New outlooks on current situations, ideas to share with your long time partner. Taking time for your self is very important when you're taking care of a loved one. I am Nancy, from New Jersey, if the 2 of you happen to live in this state, I have a list of resources that my help with your current situation.  Stay strong and  BEST wishes for both of youSmiley HappySmiley Happy

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Ahoy Andy,

Ye know, the only thing that comes to mind, for me, for this situation (right now), is the fact that you said the volunteer work is the only bright spot in your day. Well, it occurs to me, that is that be the case, then your volunteer work IS 'what you do for you'. Do whatever it is that makes you happy, and what feels right. Take care of your partner, and do your best in  your volunteer work, as that is what you do for you -- and others.

Keep an eye on that Horizon.

Jack.

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