AARP Hosts Lobby Day in Dover with volunteers

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

AARP and a team of supporters spent January 27, 2016 at Legislative Hall in Dover advocating for better support for caregivers. The group met with legislators including CARE Act sponsors Senator Bethany Hall-Long and House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst.  The group provided valuable information on the CARE Act, which will help make it possible for older Delawareans and other loved ones to live at home and in their own communities – which is where they want to be. America is home to …

Law Gives More Authority to Nurses

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Nearly 90 percent of Americans want to remain in their homes as they age, and a state law enacted in 2015 makes that a little easier to do. The law gives advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in Delaware the authority to use all of their skills to care for patients, including those who need in-home services to avoid moving into a nursing home or other long-term care facility. APRNs provide high-quality primary and preventive health care, which is particularly important …

Your Career Awaits at AARP Delaware

Posted on 12/22/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Here at AARP, we’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC and throughout the US! With a network of 53 offices in each state, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and …

AARP and University of Delaware Launch Innovative Tuition Discount

Posted on 12/18/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

AARP members in Delaware and their guests are eligible for a tuition discount in the University of Delaware’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) adult professional education program, under a collaborative agreement recently signed by the two organizations. “This innovative collaboration with AARP will raise the profile of the MALS program throughout the state,” said Jeffrey Richardson, MALS interim director. “It leverages the robust membership reach of AARP and the rich educational experience of the MALS program, which exists …

Credit Card Protections Help You Shop Smart this Holiday

Posted on 12/9/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

While using cash or a debit card to pay for purchases prevents tacked-on interest charges and helps you to stay on budget, you should still pay with credit cards this holiday season because they are the most protective payment choice. Here’s three reasons why paying with credit cards can help you shop smart this holiday season: Limited Losses. Under federal law, if a lost or stolen credit card is used fraudulently, your bottom-line liability is only $50 and many issuers …

AARP honors local family caregiver, Carol from Wilmington

Posted on 12/2/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

AARP recognizes the unpaid family caregivers who help their loved ones remain in their own homes and communities. There are more than 120,000 in Delaware – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at about $1.58 billion in Delaware alone. Carol Barnett from Wilmington is one of …