If you aren’t a caregiver now – you will be!

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Demographic trends suggest that if you aren’t a family caregiver now – you will be someday! With more than 43.5 million family caregivers in the United States, support for this silent army continues to grow.  From books to support groups, training classes and apps – the challenge has become connecting caregivers to available resources.  That’s why AARP has its I Heart Caregivers initiative. Join AARP Oklahoma state director, Sean Voskuhl, AARP Wisconsin state director, Sam Wilson and AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer …

Take Action Now on the CARE Act

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Right now, the Delaware State House is considering Senate Bill 52, the CARE Act, which would help family caregivers and their loved ones. Now AARP is asking you to contact your Representative in support of SB 52. When loved ones leave the hospital, family caregivers can feel unprepared and unsure about the complex medical tasks needed to properly care for them. That’s why the CARE Act makes sense. The bill supports family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital …

A Special Thank You to Delaware’s Senators who are working to make life better for Caregivers.

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The silent and dedicated army of 123,000 unpaid caregivers in Delaware have some hope on the horizon. That’s thanks to Delaware’s Senate, who recently introduced the CARE Act into this year’s Legislative session for vote. The bill, Senate Bill 52, is moving to the House for vote soon. The bill would provide more support for caregivers and will make it easier for those receiving care to remain at home – which is where they want to be. Unpaid caregivers spend …

AARP State President Heads to Washington to Push Robust Agenda on Family Caregiving, Social Security

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This week, AARP State President Rashmi Rangan and AARP State Director Lucretia Young headed to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Representative Carney, they will have crucial asks: AARP Delaware advocates will ask members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers …

Innovative Tuition Discount in Delaware

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AARP & U. of DE Team Up on Master of Arts A recent collaboration between the two organizations provides fresh incentive for adults to pursue professional education opportunities.  AARP members who live in Delaware and their guests are now eligible for a 15 percent tuition discount in the University’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALs) adult professional education program. It just makes sense. From the start, the direct alignment with Life Reimagined was clear cut from an AARP perspective when Carlos de los Ramos, …

Urge Your State Senator to Support Family Caregivers!

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Right now, the Delaware Legislature is considering Senate Bill 52, the CARE Act, which would help family caregivers and their loved ones. AARP is asking our members to contact their Senators in support of SB 52. When loved ones leave the hospital, family caregivers can feel unprepared and unsure about the complex medical tasks needed to properly care for them. That’s why the CARE Act makes sense. The bill supports family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital …

A Step in the Right Direction for Better Transportation and Communities

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Consider this: Men outlive their driving years by about six years; women, by about ten years. How will this growing population ensure access to doctor visits, supermarkets and even social events. Will they become isolated? That’s why AARP supported the passage of Senate Bill 130 with a coalition that includes the YMCA of Delaware, Nemours Health and the American Heart Association. Recently signed by Governor Markell, the bill promotes transit-oriented development, which allows local government to create Complete Community Enterprise …

Unique Volunteer Opportunity to help preserve the history of the African American experience

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“No man can know where his is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”   — Maya Angelou The Opportunity From 1830 until well after the Civil War, free, freed and fleeing Blacks gathered in regional, state and national meetings called “Colored Conventions.” These men and women discussed and explored solutions to the problems facing African Americans during the 19th century. They pursued justice in the courts and education, seeking …

Senator Coons Recognizes Tax Day at Local Tax Aide site

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Newark Senior Center in Newark, DE is home to the largest AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer site. On Friday April 15th, just before official Tax Day, Senator Chris Coons, AARP Delaware State President Rashmi Rangan and AARP State Director Lucretia Young paid a visit to the Tax-Aide volunteers who have helped almost 600 people file their tax returns at the Newark Senior Center. In total, Tax-Aide volunteers of New Castle County have helped file over 3,000 tax returns for Delaware residents. …

IT’S TIME FOR CANDIDATES TO DEBATE SOCIAL SECURITY

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You wouldn’t know it from most the news coverage. But voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations.   In Delaware, Social Security helps more than 182,000 people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class – and 41,000 above the poverty line. Delaware residents depend on Social Security, and they want it to be there for their children and grandchildren.   They want to know …