Delaware Family Caregivers Provide $1,580 million in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study

Posted on 07/20/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Caregiving | Home & Family Family caregivers in Delaware provided 114 million hours of care—worth an estimated $1,580 million —to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and …

Are Dating Sites Doing Enough to Stop Scammers?

Posted on 07/14/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Fraud | Technology | Uncategorized It’s easy to blame the victim. But romance scams are big business, and its perpetrators have the playbook down pat. If you are a target, you will become their full-time job, 24/7 – until payday. They start by creating fake profiles on legitimate dating services. Then, once they make contact with their target, they immediately move the relationship off the site. Romance scammers take the long view building trust over months through an overwhelming flood of personal texts, emails, and phone …

Protect Yourself From Fraud: Scam Jam July 11

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Finances 50+ | Fraud You can protect yourself from con artists and have fun doing it at a Scam Jam, July 11, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the YMCA in Bear, Del. A representative from the state Attorney General’s Office will talk about fraud prevention. Radio station Mix 92.9 will be on site broadcasting statewide. Participants will be treated to refreshments, giveaways and a chance to sign up for watchdog alerts from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. There will be a shredding truck …

Caregiver Support Blueprint for Delaware

Posted on 06/25/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Caregiving | Home & Family | Volunteering The Caregiving Task Force, which was formed with the passage of AARP Model Resolution 57 during the 2014 legislative session, met its deadline and delivered its recommendations to Governor Markell and the House and Senate on May 29, 2015. Former State President and Caregiving volunteer Jeanne Nutter, Ph.D., served as co-chair on the task force to help drive the agenda and ensure better resources and policies for family caregivers. The task force spent many months assessing family caregiving in Delaware …

Delaware Scam Jam and Shred Event on July 11

Posted on 06/4/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Events | Fraud | Press | Uncategorized Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in America. Consumers also reported losing $1.7 billion to scams and frauds in 2014. That’s why AARP and the YMCA of Delaware are collaborating on a FREE SCAM JAM/SHRED EVENT on July 11, 2015. The event will arm you and your family with the tools you need to avoid current frauds and scams in Delaware. Get inside the mind of a con artist. Don’t be a victim. If you have old tax documents, …

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 …