— The more you know, the less likely you are to become a victim of investment fraud.  Who is most likely to fall prey to investment fraud? Older men who are risk-takers, open to investment pitches and see accumulating wealth as a key achievement in life. That’s according to a new study sponsored by AARP’s Fraud Watch Network that surveyed 1,028 investors, nearly a quarter of whom were victims of fraud. The study’s goal is to identify risk factors or behaviors that make someone fall …

— Ads for jobs guaranteeing you will make a certain amount of money or that you can work from home are probably scams. If you respond to the ad, you’ll likely be asked to send money so you can either get the job, acquire more job listings, receive supplies to start a business at home, or obtain special “certification” that’s supposed to get you a job. If an ad for a job sounds too good to be true, it probably is. …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— By Rashmi Rangan, AARP State President Proposals to turn Medicare into a voucher system would take health care in precisely the wrong direction – pushing up costs for current and future retirees, and eroding protections that Americans have earned through many years of hard work and taxes. Yet, in a short-sighted attempt to save money, vouchers are being promoted on Capitol Hill as an answer to rising costs. Unfortunately, they are the wrong answer. Vouchers pose troubling risks for 169,840 …

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— There’s a new scam we recently heard about. A resident receives an official-looking letter from a law firm in the state, outlining a family member’s prior criminal conviction, describing the verdict, and then stating there is an outstanding fine or fee. The letter directs the resident to send a check to clear the expense. If you receive a letter like this, contact local law enforcement. Be a fraud fighter!  If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— In recognition of Black History Month, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Wilmington Chapter) presents August Wilson’s play Two Trains Running. The play explores the social and psychological manifestations of changing attitudes toward race, from the perspective of urban blacks in the late 1960’s. Two Trains Running, which Time magazine hailed as “his most mature work to date, ” offers another mesmerizing chapter in his remarkable cycle of plays about the black experience in twentieth-century America. It is Pittsburgh, 1969. The regulars …

— At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge President Trump made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress to follow the president’s lead and protect Medicare. In Delaware, we know what a vital program Medicare is. Nearly 170,000 people in Delaware are on Medicare and another 196,000 Delawareans age 50-64 will be eligible for Medicare in the next 15 years. That’s why …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 2 p.m. ET Register for this webinar for a chance to win a $500 gift card* With more than 165,000 medical health apps and 12,000 wearable health-tracking devices on the market, how can you tell which ones are best for you? Join Dr. Leslie Saxon as she shares what to look for in a trustworthy medical app and how to maximize your health through wearable …

— The Create the Good Dream Builders Video Contest is open through February 7.  This initiative, in its second year, builds on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” message as well as AARP’s commitment to livable communities and service.   The contest invites individuals to submit a video about a “dream” volunteer project they are currently working on – or want to carry out – in collaboration with a community non-profit.  AARP will narrow down the entries and then post …