— 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 …

— Caring for a loved one? AARP Delaware is distributing a wallet card that spells out new support for family caregivers under a state law that took effect this year. The CARE Act, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2017, makes sure caregivers are recognized when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. Under the CARE Act, hospitals will: Allow patients to designate a caregiver Notify the caregiver when the patient is going to be discharged …

— AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP’s opposition to the health bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would harm American families who count on access to affordable health care: “AARP is deeply disappointed in today’s vote by the House to pass this deeply flawed health bill. The bill will put an Age Tax on us as we age, harming millions of American families with health insurance, forcing many to lose coverage or pay thousands of dollars …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— Delaware’s Sussex County is popular for retirees, with people 60-plus making up nearly 1 in 3 residents. But with limited public transportation and many rural roads, southern Delaware can be challenging to get around. AARP Delaware encourages people who cannot or prefer not to drive to try the local independent transportation network. ITNSouthernDelaware is a nonprofit, volunteer program that provides door-to-door service for residents 55 and older or visually impaired adults 21 and older. The service is available 24 hours …

— Late night meetings in Washington could mean higher health care costs, especially for older Americans   After the health care bill failed to make it to the floor of the US House of Representatives, leaders in Washington have been meeting behind closed doors to resurrect the bill.  Problem is, they’re making a bad bill even worse. The legislation, called the American Health Care Act (AHCA) drew sharp and widespread criticism for many reasons, including increasing costs for older Americans. The current …

— Do you know AARP? What we do might surprise you! Join us for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and learn more about expanding your possibilities in life at any age. Join us on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Chelsea Tavern.The event is a collaboration between AARP and the YMCA of Delaware.happy hour pic RSVP required! Click HERE to register or call 1-877-926-8300

— The Wilmington (DE) Alumnae Chapter of Deltas Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. proudly announces its fourth annual health and wellness summit, “Empowering Our Sisters: Our Journey to Wellness.” It will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the John Ammon Medical Education Center located at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. We are honored to continue our partnerships with Delta Outreach and Education Center, Inc., Christiana Care Health System and AARP Delaware. This free summit will …

— More than 10 million adults age 50 and older in the United States are at risk for hunger each day. Senior hunger is a very serious health issue, with many older adults with limited incomes skipping meals in order to pay their rent or utility bills. Research shows that this issue contributes to the development of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and depression in older Americans. The month of April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month, and Denny’s is showing …

—    Document-Shredding Events and Information Will Help Delawareans Avoid Fraud The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast. Here in Delaware, AARP is collaborating with the YMCA of Delaware to host events in Newark and Rehoboth. The events will include free shredding services, information on fraud and scams, refreshments, prizes and fun. The events are free and open to the public. “Many Delawareans clear …