Social Media Could Make New Strides for Civil Rights

Social Media Could Make New Strides for Civil Rights

Posted on 02/17/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy | Delaware By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP If the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom had used Facebook, Twitter, E-mail, Instagram and other social media to draw people to Washington, D.C., what would have been different about that great gathering on the Mall of the U. S Capital? That question kicked off a Martin Luther King holiday forum discussion that grew from what could have happened with social media to ways that …

Leadership Principles of Civil Rights Leaders Offer Guidelines for the Future

Leadership Principles of Civil Rights Leaders Offer Guidelines for the Future

Posted on 02/10/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Advocacy | Delaware By Edna Kane-Williams, Vice President, Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP When AARP CEO A. Barry Rand and his wife met the revered South Africa President Nelson Mandela in 1994, the first thing that Dr. Rand said he noticed about his demeanor was the “quiet dignity” that he exuded. In a statement upon his death, Rand also described the beloved Madiba’s “strong conviction, inspiring confidence, the wisdom of his years and experiences, and a strong moral character.” Dr. Rand concluded, “He …

AARP Delaware seeks an intern for 2014

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Delaware Do you want to gain valuable experience with a world-class organization that works to ensure all people live with dignity and purpose? Then you might want to read on…. AARP in Delaware enhances the quality of life for all as we age. We champion positive social change and deliver value through advocacy, information and service. The AARP motto is “To serve, not to be served.” We’re seeking an intern for 2014. The candidate will be an undergraduate or graduate student with …

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS

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

Delaware | Events | Home & Family | Local Resources 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 …

Consider Making Delaware a Safer Place to Drive

Consider Making Delaware a Safer Place to Drive

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Delaware | Volunteering AARP Delaware is recruiting instructors to teach AARP Driver Safety classes. Last year Delaware volunteers taught 406 classes to 5,115 participants. Delaware drivers who complete the course are eligible for discounts on automobile liability insurance. To become an instructor, volunteers must take the six-hour classroom course, plus eight to 12 hours of training. New instructors co-teach classes until they feel confident to go solo. Instructors are asked to teach at least three classes a year. “This course—and the people who …

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

Delaware | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources 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 …