Share Your Caregiving Story

Share Your Caregiving Story

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

Home & Family 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 …

Be an Informed Consumer and Save Energy!

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

Home & Family 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

Home & Family 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 …

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Home & Family AARP and Delaware Children’s Museum have partnered to offer $10 admission when you show your AARP membership card upon entry to the Museum. That’s a $2 savings, which can really add up over time. What better way to celebrate the holidays with your grandchildren than by taking them to the Children’s Museum to enjoy their changing and permanent exhibits right on Wilmington’s Riverfront. See what’s happening now at the Delaware Children’s Museum. You can  enjoy the Museum’s many exhibits that …

universal design

New Castle Requires Universal Design Features in All New Home Construction

Posted on 04/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Developers of housing for older adults in New Castle County now offer home buyers the option to include universal-design features during construction. An ordinance backed by AARP and approved in January by the New Castle County Council requires developers of housing marketed to people age 50-plus to offer such options as a step-free main entry, lever-type door handles, and space for future grab bars around tubs, showers and toilets. As the largest of Delaware’s three counties, New Castle was home …

Stay Smart Behind the Wheel

Stay Smart Behind the Wheel

Posted on 02/18/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Home & Family   Do you want to stay safe in our world of ever-changing roads and driving conditions, traffic patterns, and vehicle technology? If you said yes, AARP has the answer for you! AARP’s Driver Safety course can help. It’s designed for drivers age 50+ but can benefit anyone who wants to drive better. Even the best drivers can benefit from a refresher course, and you can remain independent by driving better and longer.                 Learn how to adjust to age-related changes in vision, …