AARP Names Four State Legislators as Capitol Caregivers

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To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Delaware, AARP named four Legislators as 2016 “Capitol Caregivers,” on Jan. 11 as part of a bipartisan group of elected officials from more than 23 states.  These leaders have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for all Delawareans to live independently in their homes and communities—where they want to be. “AARP thanks House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst; Senator Bethany Hall Long; Representative David Bentz; and Representative Paul Baumbach …

What’s Next for You?

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AARP Delaware and the University of Delaware are disrupting aging through a creative collaboration which is shaping up to help many Delawareans reimagine their lives in some very powerful ways. Generation X, not to mention the Boomer generation, is realizing something very important. They are living longer. The life expectancy in the U.S. just three generations ago was 50 years of age, while it is now over 78. A 2007 U.S. News and World Report study found that the number …

Delaware Volunteers Celebrated Spanish Style!

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AARP Delaware volunteers celebrated the holidays in a very special way – Spanish style! More than 50 volunteers attended the Delaware volunteer recognition even, at Ole Tapas restaurant. It was a chance for staff to demonstrate their appreciation for the skills and talents of Delaware’s diverse corps of volunteers. Everyone enjoyed Paella, refreshments and world-class Flamenco dancing! AARP staff kicked off the event with a warm welcome to the hardworking volunteers. They made it known that the volunteers were instrumental …

Community Anchor Organization Celebrated the Holidays with AARP

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Wilmington residents had a joyous start to the holidays, as AARP Delaware helped 300 families celebrate the season AARP was the premier sponsor of the Eleone Dance Theatre’s “Carols in Color,” an annual dance performance hosted by the Christina Cultural Arts Center.  The event provides holiday fun for Wilmington’s community, many of whom are low and moderate income. As the intergenerational audience arrived, they were greeted by AARP volunteers and a table with information and giveaways. To kick off the festivities, …

Join us for a free movie!

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AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of 5 Flights Up starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. Academy Award® winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple, Ruth and …

Join us for a free movie!

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AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of H5 Flights Up starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. Academy Award® winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple, Ruth and …

Come to the Table with Delaware: Multigenerational, Multicultural and Movable Middle

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As part of a long-range strategy, AARP Delaware invited a dynamic group of women to the table and initiated a collaborative venture with the Wilmington Delaware Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta is a predominantly African-America sorority whose agenda is built on community service. The sorority boasts more than 900 chapters worldwide, and has initiated over 250,000 members. This collaborative effort allowed the state office to weave the key areas of multi-generational, multicultural and the movable …

Family Caregivers Spend 20 Percent of Annual Income on Caregiving Expenses

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Family caregivers spend an average of nearly 20 percent of their income providing care for a family member or other loved one, according to a new AARP Research Report, “Family Caregiving and Out-of-Pocket Costs: 2016 Report.” The report shows that family caregivers spend an average of $6,954 in out-of-pocket (OOP) costs related to caregiving, with Hispanic/Latino and low-income family caregivers spending an average of 44 percent of their total annual income. “This study spotlights the financial toll on family caregivers …

November is National Family Caregivers Month

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Download you FREE Wallet Card Now! What better time to celebrate the CARE Act than National Family Caregivers Month. The law, which passed during Delaware’s 2016 Legislative session, goes into effect on January 1, 2017 after Governor Jack Markell signed the bill into law. Patients are having shorter hospital stays, with their caregivers often performing complex medical tasks such as wound care or managing medication once they are home. The CARE Act makes hospital discharge less stressful by giving patients …

Be informed when you cast your vote on Nov. 8

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AARP is committed to helping you get the facts you need to choose candidates who reflect your values.We are non-partisan — we don’t support or oppose any political candidates or contribute any money to campaigns or political action committees. Our priority is ensuring you know where the candidates stand before you cast your vote. AARP asked the major candidates in this race for their solutions about issues important to AARP members, Americans age 50-plus, and their families. Each candidate was …