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During July, drivers can take 40 percent off the AARP Smart Driver online course.

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

From July 1 through July 31, 2014, AARP Driver Safety is hosting an AARP Smart Driver™ online course promotion, in which participants can take 40 percent off the cost of the award-winning driving refresher course. The AARP Smart Driver online course is normally $17.95 for AARP members and $21.95 for nonmembers.*  The AARP Smart Driver Course teaches valuable defensive driving skills and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. The course helps drivers 50 and older stay current …

Be an AARP Executive Council volunteer!

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Do you enjoy working for a cause? Do you want to team up with other leaders to enhance the quality of life of Delawareans as they age? Then you might want to join AARP Delaware’s Executive Council. The Executive Council member is part of a team of leadership volunteers, who under the guidance of the State President and State Director carry out AARP’s strategic priorities in Delaware. You will have the opportunity to provide guidance and assistance to state office …

New Scorecard Reveals Delaware Rankings for Long Term Care

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Delaware ranks 29th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP cautions more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve an individual’s choice of setting where they receive long term care. Delaware ranked toward the bottom in this area. Delaware also ranks in the bottom for Medicaid spending for community care. Despite increased Medicaid support for in-home care, Delaware still ranks 48th among all states. These findings are from a new, comprehensive …

Report finds pedestrians disproportionately killed and injured due to poor street design

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

In Delaware, from 2003 – 2012, 194 people were killed while walking. A new report, Dangerous by Design, Delaware 2014 ranks Delaware by major city and counties according to a Pedestrian Danger Index that assesses how safe pedestrians are while walking. In addition, the report presents data on pedestrian fatalities and injuries in every U.S. metro area. The report found that the majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with better street design.  Adults 65 and over make up …

Getting around in Delaware could get even harder

Posted on 05/30/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

In the City of Wilmington, bus service is fairly accessible to most. In Kent and Sussex Counties, using buses as a means of getting to doctor’s appointments or to shop for food requires careful planning days in advance. If you don’t drive, you don’t get around Delaware very well. Considering that the 50+ population in the state is growing rapidly, transportation for those who may not be able to drive or may have limited driving ability is a problem that …

Top Volunteer Honored, In Memoriam

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

At Delaware’s Driver Safety annual meeting on May 21, 2014 a very special memorial was given to the state’s former State Coordinator, Perry Martinson. Perry was in his sixth year as Driver Safety State Coordinator for Delaware when he suddenly passed away. Prior to his leadership role with Driver Safety, Perry was President of Delaware’s Dover chapter for two years. He was successful in attracting new and talented volunteers to the Chapter, and increased course attendance in Driver Safety. “Perry …