Need a Ride? A Solution is on the Way

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Local Resources Chances are, you’ll live a decade beyond your driving years—12 years longer on average, if you’re female. That can make it challenging to get to medical appointments, stores and leisure activities accessible only by car. Sussex County residents soon will have a solution: a ride service offered by the nonprofit ITNSouthernDelaware. Riders who join the cooperative in 2015 can lock into a lifetime membership for $35 a year plus mileage fees. Volunteer drivers will be able to give rides and …

Explore your “what’s next” with Life Reimagined

Posted on 04/17/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Events | Uncategorized Are you on your path towards reimagining your life or beginning to think about your “what’s next?” Then the Life Reimagined Checkup is for you! Life Reimagined connects users with the tools, resources and inspiration necessary to help people reflect, evaluate priorities and take action to navigate transitions and new life phases. As a personal guidance system, Life Reimagined, an idea by AARP, encourages people to pursue their passions and live their lives to the fullest. Join AARP Delaware for …

AARP Foundation President to visit Delaware

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Press Join AARP for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series featuring Lisa Marsh Ryerson. Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at AARP, will be keynote speaker at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Leadership Series breakfast on April 23, 2015. Ms. Ryerson will speak about her journey as a leader, give an overview of the AARP Foundation mission and goals and have opportunities to connect with leaders in the First …

Older People Flex Economic Muscle

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work | Uncategorized Think older people are a drain on the economy? Think again. A recent report shows households headed by someone 50 and older accounted for 45 percent of the state’s $63 billion gross domestic product in 2013. According to “Longevity Economy,” a report prepared for AARP, residents 50-plus made up just 36 percent of Delaware’s population in 2013, but their spending supported 62 percent of jobs in the state—mainly in the areas of health care, retail, finance and insurance. Further, Delawareans …

AARP State Director Announces New State President

Posted on 03/4/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Community | Press | Uncategorized | Volunteering AARP Delaware State Director Lucretia Young recently announced that Rashmi Rangan has been chosen as the new AARP Delaware State President. Ms. Rangan takes the helm as AARP’s top volunteer in the First State following an extensive recruitment effort to find a leader who shares AARP’s mission and vision. A strong leader, grandmother and advocate, she exemplifies for all Delawareans that your potential is not limited by age.  As founder and Executive Director of the Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc. (DCRAC,) Ms. Rangan has become …

AARP Helping to Help Family Caregivers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving The percentage of the Delaware population age 65 and older is growing faster than the national average, and demands on family caregivers are growing, too. What kinds of supportive services could ease the burden of caregiving? AARP Delaware will help shape the answers to that question. AARP state president Jeanne Nutter is cochair of a task force charged with advising legislators on strategies to help about 202,000 family caregivers in the state, whose unpaid service is valued at $1.56 billion …