— Learn simple steps to increase your online security Are you an easy target for online hackers or scammers? By learning some simple steps to secure your phone, increase your online safety and recognize scams, you reduce your risk of becoming the next victim. That’s why it’s a smart move to attend AARP’s Online Safety Workshop. In this live, one-hour online event, you’ll be guided by your workshop host as you learn the latest in online safety. You’ll also learn about …

— With Delawareans being victimized at an alarming rate by fraudulent pop-up messages that warn computer users of a purported virus infection or urgently needed repair, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a major campaign to raise awareness of the “Tech Support Scam.” Newly launched advertising, social media content and an online video invite people to visit the Fraud Watch Network’s webpage, www.aarp.org/TechScams, to learn about the latest scam tactics.  A booklet co-published by AARP and Microsoft Corp., “Avoiding Tech Support …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

— As the state population ages, an increasing number of older Delawareans want to continue to live at home with help from family caregivers. But many caregivers have full-time jobs and can’t be home to manage medications throughout the day. AARP Delaware is studying nurse delegation as a possible solution. This change would let registered nurses delegate authority to health care workers under their supervision to administer medications. That would relieve family caregivers of the burden of doing it themselves or …

— AARP SAYS YOUR VOICE is NEEDED to STOP CUTS to CRITICAL SERVICES for DELAWAREANS! Delaware Legislators will vote TOMORROW on a budget that includes ZERO Grant-In-Aid dollars, which support non-profit agencies and service providers for Delawareans and their families. If this budget passes, that means HUGE CUTS for programs and services that AARP members and their families rely upon to help them stay in their own homes and communities as they age, surrounded by their families and friends. Please CONTACT …

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— AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities.  The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. he program is open to 501(C) (3) and 501(C) (4) non-profits and government entities. Projects might range from a small, short-term activity that costs hundreds to a more sizable project requiring thousands of dollars.   Projects need to deliver on …

— Delaware ranks twenty-eighth overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, but AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.  Specific areas of concern in Delaware include “Support for Family Caregivers,” in particular the area of nurse delegation and nurse practitioner scope of practice. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term …

— More and more people age 50+ are moving to Delaware. And most of them are hitting the road and doing it safely. In fact, we know that older drivers are safe drivers. The incidence of older driver crashes and fatalities has declined steadily. These older drivers are keeping their licenses longer and driving more often. We also know they are less likely to talk on a cellphone while driving or drive under the influence of alcohol. When it comes to …

— AARP “Movies for Grownups” is offering a free screening of La La Land. AARP Movies for Grownups® celebrates movies with storylines and performances that have distinct relevance to people 50+.  Through AARP’s print, digital, radio and television properties, Movies for Grownups® engages 50+ America around what Hollywood has to offer: In the film, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with …

— Letter to Senate Warns Against Age Tax, Taking Away Pre-existing Condition Protections, Massive Health Care Cost Increases AARP  sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate urging them to start from scratch on the health care legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The letter comes as AARP also begins to inform its members how each House member voted on the bill. “The deeply flawed House bill would add an Age Tax, increasing health care …