78th Anniversary of Social Security

78th Anniversary of Social Security

Posted on 08/13/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Press       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2013   CONTACT: Chad Horrell 302-498-6503 chorrell@aarp.org   AARP Delaware Marks Social Security’s 78th Anniversary Noting Social Security’s importance to millions of Americans including about 172,000 Delawareans. AARP continues work to protect and strengthen the program.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eve of the 78th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, which provides an average monthly retirement benefit of about $15,000 to approximately 172,000 Delawareans. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy …

 Protecting Manufactured Homeowners in Delaware

Protecting Manufactured Homeowners in Delaware

Posted on 07/25/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Press         Delaware State Legislature passes Senate Bill 33 to protect Manufactured Homeowners   Wilmington, DE – AARP Delaware applauds the Delaware State Legislature for passing Senate Bill 33, relating to manufactured homes and communities. AARP supported the bill as it moved through the legislative process. Manufactured housing is an affordable and accessible option to allow Delawareans to successfully age in place.   According to the bill, if a manufactured home community landowner desires to raise the rent …

AARP Supports Legislation to Crack Down on Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2013 CONTACT: Allyson Funk @allyfunk or @AARPmedia 202-434-2560 or media@aarp.org                                                                                    AARP Supports Legislation to Crack Down on Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid  WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, AARP sent the following letter in support of the newly proposed Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare Expenditures (PRIME) Act, legislation that seeks to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. June 5, 2013 Dear Senators Carper and Coburn/Dear Representatives …

AARP joins CHASE, Food Bank for Wilmington Grand Prix

Posted on 05/14/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Press As part of the Wilmington Grand Prix weekend festivities, JPMorgan Chase is sponsoring the Chase Challenge on Friday, May 17. Partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware and AARP, JPMorgan Chase has issued a challenge to its Delaware associates to help pack 4,200 backpacks of food for the Food Bank’s children’s Backpack Program and more than 14,000 meals for seniors as a part of Drive to End Hunger, the multi-year effort driven by AARP and AARP Foundation and proudly sponsored …

Rep. Longhurst joins AARP for a discussion on aging in Delaware

Rep. Longhurst joins AARP for a discussion on aging in Delaware

Posted on 04/25/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Press AARP Leadership convened this week in Wilmington, Delaware to discuss issues affecting older Delawareans statewide. Delaware is aging faster than most states and a need exists to ensure the state’s aging population will age with independence and success.  The team from AARP’s Mideast region consists of top leaders from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. Regional Vice President Rawle Andrews also provided strategic direction to the discussion. On the last day of the meeting, House Majority Leader Valerie …

AARP Foundation Gives Grant to Food Bank of Delaware

Posted on 04/11/2013 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Press MEDIA ADVISORY Wilmington, DE, April 11, 2013 – AARP Foundation will present $5,000 to the Food Bank of Delaware in support of their efforts to alleviate and eliminate hunger among Delawareans. The grant is part of Drive to End Hunger, AARP Foundation’s multi-year national effort to raise awareness and funds to help end hunger among people age 50+ in America.  In the last decade, the number of senior adults at risk of going hungry has increased 79 percent nationwide – …