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AARP & U. of DE Team Up on Master of Arts A recent collaboration between the two organizations provides fresh incentive for adults to pursue professional education opportunities.  AARP members who live in Delaware and their guests are now eligible for a 15 percent tuition discount in the University’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALs) adult professional education program. It just makes sense. From the start, the direct alignment with Life Reimagined was clear cut from an AARP perspective when Carlos de los Ramos, …

Right now, the Delaware Legislature is considering Senate Bill 52, the CARE Act, which would help family caregivers and their loved ones. AARP is asking our members to contact their Senators in support of SB 52. When loved ones leave the hospital, family caregivers can feel unprepared and unsure about the complex medical tasks needed to properly care for them. That’s why the CARE Act makes sense. The bill supports family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital …

Consider this: Men outlive their driving years by about six years; women, by about ten years. How will this growing population ensure access to doctor visits, supermarkets and even social events. Will they become isolated? That’s why AARP supported the passage of Senate Bill 130 with a coalition that includes the YMCA of Delaware, Nemours Health and the American Heart Association. Recently signed by Governor Markell, the bill promotes transit-oriented development, which allows local government to create Complete Community Enterprise …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

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“No man can know where his is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”   — Maya Angelou The Opportunity From 1830 until well after the Civil War, free, freed and fleeing Blacks gathered in regional, state and national meetings called “Colored Conventions.” These men and women discussed and explored solutions to the problems facing African Americans during the 19th century. They pursued justice in the courts and education, seeking …

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Does someone you love have Alzheimer’s disease? What are the symptoms of the illness, and what resources are available for caregivers? Delawareans now have a place for answers: an online tool kit offered by the state Department of Health and Social Services. AARP Delaware has a representative on the steering committee of the Delaware Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative and is committed to informing people about the disease. In 2015, about 17,000 Delawareans 65 and older were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease—about 11 …

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Newark Senior Center in Newark, DE is home to the largest AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer site. On Friday April 15th, just before official Tax Day, Senator Chris Coons, AARP Delaware State President Rashmi Rangan and AARP State Director Lucretia Young paid a visit to the Tax-Aide volunteers who have helped almost 600 people file their tax returns at the Newark Senior Center. In total, Tax-Aide volunteers of New Castle County have helped file over 3,000 tax returns for Delaware residents. …

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You wouldn’t know it from most the news coverage. But voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations.   In Delaware, Social Security helps more than 182,000 people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class – and 41,000 above the poverty line. Delaware residents depend on Social Security, and they want it to be there for their children and grandchildren.   They want to know …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …