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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: …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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        Every Day Behaviors Put Delawareans at Greater Risk  Delaware ranks 6th in the Nation for Fraudulent Activity The AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new digital advertising campaign, featuring a new video and a tip sheet. The Association is also encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services at www.aarp.org./taxaide. AARP is warning Delawareans about two tax scams. An imposter …

Have your sensitive documents safely shredded Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in America. Consumers also reported losing $1.7 billion to scams and frauds in 2014. Here in Delaware, we’re #6 for fraud as reported by the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why AARP and the YMCA of Delaware are collaborating on a FREE SHREDDING EVENT on April 23, 2016. The event will arm you and your family with the tools you need to avoid current frauds and scams in …

Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond praised the announcement of a final rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that updates requirements for providing 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. Many advisers already abide by the higher standard. “Today marks a tremendous victory for consumers. The new rules ensure that anyone who is saving for their retirement will know …

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Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming. Whether you’ve been caring for a loved one for many years or you’re just beginning your journey, our free webinar will teach you five simple steps that will make the process easier. From starting a conversation to forming your team and making a plan, we’ll share practical advice you can use. Plus, we’ll help you learn how to find support and care for yourself. Get more details and learn how you can watch live or …