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Close Families are at the Heart of Caregiving

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family When Stormy, age 8, was in kindergarten, her teachers started sending her home from school frequently for vomiting and losing her balance. After a couple doctor visits, the family was told to wait and see what happens. When her situation didn’t improve, her great-grandparents took the lead and arranged for a doctor visit at a local Children’s Hospital. Soon afterwards, Stormy was diagnosed with an amelablastoma, or brain tumor. She’d had it for 6 months. Stormy’s father had passed away …

Open Enrollment Starts Saturday for State’s Health Insurance Marketplace

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Health & Wellbeing Delaware will launch the second open enrollment period of its Health Insurance Marketplace will run from Nov. 15, 2014 – Feb. 15, 2015, and is  ready to build on the success of season one in which 14,400 Delawareans signed up for private health coverage.  Individuals must sign up by Dec. 15 for coverage to be effective Jan. 1. Policies for all current enrollees expire on Dec. 31.  Key features of the Health Insurance Marketplace in Delaware for 2015 include: More choice: People who …

Are you our next State President?

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with outstanding leadership qualities and the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, we want you!  AARP Delaware is conducting a statewide search for the position of State President.  This is a high-level volunteer position that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to utilize your skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of the First State’s 50+ population.  The AARP Delaware State President: Serves as Chair of the Executive Council, an …

AARP Sponsors Purses to Portfolio Conference

Posted on 10/13/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Top Financial Expert Conducts AARP Financial Resilience Session  Lazetta Rainey Braxton, Certified Financial Planner and Founder of Financial Fountains, will represent AARP at “Purses to Portfolio,” Delaware’s premier non-profit financial education program for women. AARP, a lead sponsor of the event, will also be an exhibitor, offering an array of information and giveaways for attendees. AARP chose Braxton to deliver the session titled, “Setting Your Financial Course,” because of her passion for her clients well-being and for teaching effective stewardship …

Write your story and connections will happen

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

by Myrle Bowe, AARP Volunteer “But I can’t write,” you protest. Yes, you can—it’s like telling stories to your grandchildren. Grammar and punctuation are important here for clarity, not formal style. A memoir writing workshop is inspiration and social interaction, all beneficial to your personal well-being. Stories shared stimulate memories—laughter and fond remembrances as well as more somber times. Memoir groups extend social life and friendships outside the class itself, enriching lives in the process. “But my life hasn’t been …

America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign offers specific actions to prepare for a disaster

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Would you be ready for an emergency?  A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years.   Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through …