Share Your Caregiving Story

Share Your Caregiving Story

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Are you one of the more than 138,000 Delawareans who help ailing and aging loved ones with their daily tasks? If so, AARP Delaware wants to hear your story. The state office is soliciting stories that can be used as case studies to help legislators and reporters understand the human challenges of the unpaid job. Some of the stories may be used in news stories or opinion pieces. Delaware caregivers provided about 132 million hours of care in 2009, valued …

Join AARP on April 2 to find your “what’s next!”

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Do you ever wonder what could be, or what’s next? Then you’ll want to join AARP Delaware at the 55+ Expo on April 2 for a special Life Reimagined checkup with a trained facilitator. The Expo is Delaware’s premier event for Delawareans of all ages. More than 100 exhibitors will offer cooking classes and tastings, wellness check-ups, financial advice, volunteer opportunities and more! Life Reimagined is a multidimensional platform designed for adapting to new aging challenges and possibilities. Today’s 50-plus …

Be an Informed Consumer and Save Energy!

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Use these Top Ten Wintertime Tips to Save Money & Energy The good news… spring is right around the corner. The bad news…your home utility bills will continue to reflect this winter’s frigid temperatures for weeks to come. We’ve all boosted the thermostat during the many sub-freezing days and nights to keep warm. AARP and Delmarva Power want you to stay warm, so we’re working side-by-side to bring you, the consumer, some of our best tips for saving energy and …

RE-IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITH HEALTH CARE COVERAGE

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Imagine being 46-years old, diabetic and uninsured. You’re getting sicker every day because you can’t get the treatment you need to control your chronic illness. You also have parents who need long-term care, teenagers living home, and your oldest soon to graduate from college. You don’t have insurance, your children don’t have insurance and your parent’s Medicare doesn’t cover all their health care expenses.   This may seem unimaginable, but millions of Americans and their families face this reality every …

Encouraging Latinos to Get Health Coverage

Encouraging Latinos to Get Health Coverage

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Delaware is working with the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington to help uninsured Hispanics learn about options for coverage. More than 29 percent of Hispanics in the United States are uninsured. U.S. citizens and immigrants living legally in the United States can buy coverage through the health insurance marketplace and, depending on income, may be eligible for tax credits to help pay for the premiums. Hispanics make up almost 9 percent of Delaware’s population but account for more …

Medicaid Expansion Could Cover About 30,000 Delawareans Who Currently Lack Health Insurance

Medicaid Expansion Could Cover About 30,000 Delawareans Who Currently Lack Health Insurance

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Beginning Jan. 1, about a third of the state’s 90,000 uninsured residents will be able to enroll in Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people. Under the Affordable Care Act, the income eligibility limits were increased. Single people with an annual income of less than $15,856 and a family of four with an income of less than $32,499 will qualify. “For many people in Delaware, Medicaid is a lifeline to accessing quality health care,” said Rita Landgraf, secretary …