AARP Urges Senate to Start From Scratch on Health Care Bill, Notifies Members how House Reps Voted

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Letter to Senate Warns Against Age Tax, Taking Away Pre-existing Condition Protections, Massive Health Care Cost Increases AARP  sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate urging them to start from scratch on the health care legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The letter comes as AARP also begins to inform its members how each House member voted on the bill. “The deeply flawed House bill would add an Age Tax, increasing health care …

Caregivers Can Get Recognized with new AARP Wallet Card

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Caring for a loved one? AARP Delaware is distributing a wallet card that spells out new support for family caregivers under a state law that took effect this year. The CARE Act, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2017, makes sure caregivers are recognized when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. Under the CARE Act, hospitals will: Allow patients to designate a caregiver Notify the caregiver when the patient is going to be discharged …

AARP Remains Steadfastly Opposed to Health Bill

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AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP’s opposition to the health bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would harm American families who count on access to affordable health care: “AARP is deeply disappointed in today’s vote by the House to pass this deeply flawed health bill. The bill will put an Age Tax on us as we age, harming millions of American families with health insurance, forcing many to lose coverage or pay thousands of dollars …

Backroom Deals Spell Higher Health Care Costs for Older Americans

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Late night meetings in Washington could mean higher health care costs, especially for older Americans   After the health care bill failed to make it to the floor of the US House of Representatives, leaders in Washington have been meeting behind closed doors to resurrect the bill.  Problem is, they’re making a bad bill even worse. The legislation, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA) drew sharp and widespread criticism for many reasons, including increasing costs for older Americans. The current …

On Tap with AARP Delaware

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Do you know AARP? What we do might surprise you! Join us for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and learn more about expanding your possibilities in life at any age. Join us on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Chelsea Tavern.The event is a collaboration between AARP and the YMCA of Delaware.happy hour pic RSVP required! Click HERE to register or call 1-877-926-8300

AARP is a Sponsor of “Empowering our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness”

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The Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Deltas Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. proudly announces its fourth annual health and wellness summit, “Empowering Our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness.” It will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the John Ammon Medical Education Center located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. We are honored to continue our partnerships with Delta Outreach and Education Center, Inc., Christiana Care Health System and AARP Delaware. This free summit will …

April is Hunger Awareness Month

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More than 10 million adults age 50 and older in the United States are at risk for hunger each day. Senior hunger is a very serious health issue, with many older adults with limited incomes skipping meals in order to pay their rent or utility bills. Research shows that this issue contributes to the development of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression in older Americans. The month of April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month, and Denny’s is showing …

AARP Launches “Operation: Stop Scams” with Events in Newark and Rehoboth

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   Document-Shredding Events and Information Will Help Delawareans Avoid Fraud The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast. Here in Delaware, AARP is collaborating with the YMCA of Delaware to host events in Newark and Rehoboth. The events will include free shredding services, information on fraud and scams, refreshments, prizes and fun. The events are free and open to the public. “Many Delawareans clear …

Improve your driving skills and you could save $$$

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Save 30% on the AARP Smart Driver online course during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. When it comes to driving skills, everyone could use a refresher. Plus, when you complete the course, you could qualify for a multiyear discount on your auto insurance. Use promo code: DDA17 Offer valid: April 1-30, 2017 for the online course only Register at www.aarpdriversafety.org

Next time you want to watch a movie…BEWARE

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Netflix customers beware! Scammers are conducting a campaign to obtain personal and financial information from Netflix users across the country. Netflix users are receiving an email claiming to be from the company asking them to update their Netflix login information. After providing this, a second screen appears which asks users to validate their payment information. After providing their information on the fraudulent website, the Netflix customers are re-directed to the actual Netflix homepage. The phishing email looks surprisingly realistic and …