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 …

Survey Reveals concerns of women voters, age 50+

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AARP recently released survey data highlighting the economic anxieties and other important concerns of women ages 50 to 69 in key battleground states. “Older women voters – particularly women of the Boomer generation — could help decide the 2016 presidential election,” said AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond. “Yet many of their real concerns are being ignored and their questions overlooked in a largely issueless campaign. The candidates still have an opportunity to talk to these women about the issues that matter …

Volunteers Needed for AARP Foundation Tax Aide

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AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested Delawareans. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …

Scam Alert!

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It pays to look closely at your credit card statement. You may see a “test charge,” – a small charge, like $1. It may seem insignificant but it could be a sign tat a scammer has stolen your credit card and is testing it with a small amount to see if it works. Some merchants legitimately place a test charge on your account appearing to come from gas stations or hotel; these charges eventually drop off. But if you see …

Rep. Paul Baumbach joined AARP to celebrate caregiving and the passage of the CARE Act

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State Rep. Paul Baumbach, 23rd District, joined AARP for its second annual AARP room dedication for  caregivers at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. AARP donates a room at the House to help provide housing for families whose children are receiving treatment at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care. This year’s room dedication was in honor of the passage of Senate Bill 52, the CARE Act, during the 2016 Legislative session in Delaware. To further express AARP’s …