Report finds pedestrians disproportionately killed and injured due to poor street design

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Press In Delaware, from 2003 – 2012, 194 people were killed while walking. A new report, Dangerous by Design, Delaware 2014 ranks Delaware by major city and counties according to a Pedestrian Danger Index that assesses how safe pedestrians are while walking. In addition, the report presents data on pedestrian fatalities and injuries in every U.S. metro area. The report found that the majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with better street design.  Adults 65 and over make up …

AARP Helps Delawareans with Home Heating Bills

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

Press                         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. …

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

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 …