Getting around in Delaware could get even harder

Posted on 05/30/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Delaware | Home & Family In the City of Wilmington, bus service is fairly accessible to most. In Kent and Sussex Counties, using buses as a means of getting to doctor’s appointments or to shop for food requires careful planning days in advance. If you don’t drive, you don’t get around Delaware very well. Considering that the 50+ population in the state is growing rapidly, transportation for those who may not be able to drive or may have limited driving ability is a problem that …

Top Volunteer Honored, In Memoriam

Posted on 05/28/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Delaware At Delaware’s Driver Safety annual meeting on May 21, 2014 a very special memorial was given to the state’s former State Coordinator, Perry Martinson. Perry was in his sixth year as Driver Safety State Coordinator for Delaware when he suddenly passed away. Prior to his leadership role with Driver Safety, Perry was President of Delaware’s Dover chapter for two years. He was successful in attracting new and talented volunteers to the Chapter, and increased course attendance in Driver Safety. “Perry …

AARP Delaware Volunteer and Staff Press Congress on Vital Issues During Older Americans Month

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Delaware | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work On May 21, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP Delaware ‘s State Director and top volunteer visited Capitol Hill to urge Rep. Carney and Sens. Coons and Carper to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help Americans live their best lives.       “This Congress has an opportunity to pass bipartisan legislation that benefits older Americans including the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the landmark 1965 law that helps provide essential services to millions of our most vulnerable seniors,” …

Jo Ann Jenkins has been named CEO at AARP

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Delaware Jo Ann Jenkins has been named chief executive at AARP. She will take the reins of the 37-million member association in September, replacing outgoing CEO A. Barry Rand. Jenkins has been with AARP since 2010, most recently as its chief operating officer and, before that, as president of the AARP Foundation. “Jo Ann is a seasoned leader and innovator,” AARP Board Chair Gail Aldrich said in making the announcement. “She has an obvious passion for AARP, and she fully embraces …

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

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

Advocacy | Delaware | Health & Wellbeing | 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

Advocacy | Delaware | Health & Wellbeing | 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 …