— This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.  Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Nationwide, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers …

— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 11 a.m. ET where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

— To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Delaware, AARP named four Legislators as 2016 “Capitol Caregivers,” on Jan. 11 as part of a bipartisan group of elected officials from more than 23 states.  These leaders have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for all Delawareans to live independently in their homes and communities—where they want to be. “AARP thanks House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst; Senator Bethany Hall Long; Representative David Bentz; and Representative Paul Baumbach …

— AARP Delaware and the University of Delaware are disrupting aging through a creative collaboration which is shaping up to help many Delawareans reimagine their lives in some very powerful ways. Generation X, not to mention the Boomer generation, is realizing something very important. They are living longer. The life expectancy in the U.S. just three generations ago was 50 years of age, while it is now over 78. A 2007 U.S. News and World Report study found that the number …

— AARP Delaware volunteers celebrated the holidays in a very special way – Spanish style! More than 50 volunteers attended the Delaware volunteer recognition even, at Ole Tapas restaurant. It was a chance for staff to demonstrate their appreciation for the skills and talents of Delaware’s diverse corps of volunteers. Everyone enjoyed Paella, refreshments and world-class Flamenco dancing! AARP staff kicked off the event with a warm welcome to the hardworking volunteers. They made it known that the volunteers were instrumental …

— Wilmington residents had a joyous start to the holidays, as AARP Delaware helped 300 families celebrate the season AARP was the premier sponsor of the Eleone Dance Theatre’s “Carols in Color,” an annual dance performance hosted by the Christina Cultural Arts Center.  The event provides holiday fun for Wilmington’s community, many of whom are low and moderate income. As the intergenerational audience arrived, they were greeted by AARP volunteers and a table with information and giveaways. To kick off the festivities, …

— Caring for a parent, spouse or other adult? AARP Delaware is distributing a wallet card that spells out new support for family caregivers under a state law that took effect Jan. 1. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital must notify the caregiver before their loved one is discharged and provide basic instructions for follow-up medical tasks needed at home. Delawareans provide about $1.6 billion worth of unpaid care …

— Caregiving can be stressful, exhausting and daunting. A new state law aims to ease the stress by providing caregivers with training and support when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which will take effect Jan. 1, will allow every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver, whose contact information will be included in the patient’s medical record. The hospital must make reasonable efforts to keep the caregiver informed about the …

— AARP members and a guest are invited to a free screening of 5 Flights Up starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. Academy Award® winners Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple, Ruth and …

— As part of a long-range strategy, AARP Delaware invited a dynamic group of women to the table and initiated a collaborative venture with the Wilmington Delaware Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta is a predominantly African-America sorority whose agenda is built on community service. The sorority boasts more than 900 chapters worldwide, and has initiated over 250,000 members. This collaborative effort allowed the state office to weave the key areas of multi-generational, multicultural and the movable …