Write your story and connections will happen

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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 …

More Than 18,600 Delawareans Signed Up for Health Care Coverage

Posted on 05/9/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Local Resources More than 18,600 Delawareans signed up for health care coverage by April 15, the final deadline of the 2014 enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace. The total of 18,614 enrollees includes 14,397 individuals who selected a marketplace plan through HealthCare.gov or directly through an insurer and 4,217 others who enrolled as newly eligible clients under the state’s expanded Medicaid program. Continuing the surge seen in the days before the initial March 31 deadline, 3,062 individuals signed up for marketplace …

Caring for Those Who Care for Others

Posted on 05/9/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Local Resources Let’s not forget to care for those who care for others.  Every day, unpaid family caregivers and paid professionals care for thousands of older Delawareans, many of whom suffer from a disability and have limited mobility. Without their caregivers, they may otherwise be isolated from the support and services they need. Caregivers often neglect their own health, jobs and safety to provide essential support that allows those in need to remain in their own homes and live independently in their …

Enjoy time with your grandkids…and save money!

Posted on 05/6/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Local Resources AARP and Delaware Children’s Museum have collaborated 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 summer 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. School will be out for summer soon, and your grandkids will …

AARP Helps Delawareans with Home Heating Bills

Posted on 05/6/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Local Resources                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           Contact: Kimberly Iapalucci Office: 302-290-4701 kiapalucci@aarp.org  AARP Foundation Provides Winter Relief Fund to States  Wilmington, DE – In January, AARP Foundation established a winter relief fund to support older adults suffering from the severe cold weather. The Foundation focused on states across the Northeast and Midwest and worked with local AARP state offices to direct funds to organizations providing relief to the most in need. …