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 …

New Poll: Older Americans Oppose Increased Health Costs

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Majority of Older Trump Voters Believe House Bill Imposes an Unfair “Age Tax,” Oppose Changes to Medicaid, and Want Measures to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs AARP released the findings of a survey that said a majority of voters ages 50 plus – including most Trump supporters – oppose specific provisions of the bill that make health care more expensive for older Americans. The survey asked about multiple elements of the health care reform bill and also found that an …

Workers Support Retirement Savings Programs

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A new AARP survey shows that an overwhelming percentage (84 percent) of American private sector workers “strongly or somewhat agree” that officials should back legislation to enable workers “to save their own money for retirement.” The study of nearly 4,000 workers aged 18 to 64 included a significant oversampling of African Americans, Latinos/as and Asian Americans.  The survey finds strong backing across all races, ethnicities and political ideologies for elected officials to clear the way for employee savings initiatives. The total …

HEALTH BILL HURTS OLDER AMERICANS

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Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering a bill that would drive up health care costs by thousands of dollars a year for Americans ages 50 to 64. This onerous “age tax” threatens to cut people’s access to care at a time of life when it is increasingly needed. Even worse, the American Health Care Act imposes a double whammy on older consumers who are still too young for Medicare. It not only would allow insurers to charge them five times …