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 …

AARP expresses concerns over Markell’s property tax subsidy cut to seniors

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Press | Uncategorized Delaware testified before the Joint Finance Committee on Feb. 26 to express concerns with Governor Markell’s proposal to reduce by half the existing $500 property tax subsidy currently afforded to Delaware seniors, age 65 and older. AARP strongly believes that all individuals have the right to be self-reliant and live with dignity in retirement.  “AARP Delaware applauds the excellent job our state has done to put in place policies and programs that enhance the lives of individuals 50-plus and their families,” …

President Joins AARP CEO, “Save Our Retirement” Coalition to Praise Progress on Better Standard for Retirement Investment Advice

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Finances 50+ | Press | Uncategorized On Feb. 23, 2015 President Barack Obama joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has been taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. Americans saving for retirement currently lose an estimated 6 to 17 billion dollars per year due to bad investment advice. The rule to protect individuals …

You need a cause and a career you can believe in

Posted on 02/10/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources | Money & Work | Press ASSOCIATE STATE DIRECTOR for Advocacy AARP Delaware State Office We’re millions of member strong nationwide, with more than 176,000 in the First State. We’re the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In Delaware, we’re more involved than ever before. If you’re ready, here‘s your chance to make life better for Delaware’s age 50-plus population and generations to come! In this position, you will: Organize volunteers and members to engage in social impact activities related to …