AARP to “Adopt-a-Room” for caregivers at Ronald McDonald House of Delaware

Posted on 08/25/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Events On Friday, September 11, 2015, AARP Delaware will dedicate a room for caregivers at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware as part of the “Adopt-a-Room” program. AARP State President Rashmi Rangan will present a check to Ronald McDonald House CEO Pam Cornforth during a press conference at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware at 11:00 am. Delaware Secretary of Health and Social Services Rita Landgraf will also speak on the importance of supporting caregivers. The room will be used by …

New Survey Demonstrates Importance of Social Security

Posted on 08/17/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

About AARP | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Uncategorized AARP released results of a survey recently to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According to the national survey of adults, Social Security remains a core part of retirement security, and remains popular across generations and political ideologies. Americans want to live independently, but face challenges around saving for retirement that underscore the importance of Social Security for …

Delaware Consumers Put Convenience Ahead of Safety on Laptops and Mobile Devices

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Fraud | Technology A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, while tens-of-thousands admit to engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information. An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that among adults who access the Internet, a quarter (25%) use free public Wi-Fi once a …

AARP Delaware State President Speaks Out for Better Investment Advice

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Delaware | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ | Money & Work Delaware is home to a growing influx of people age 50-plus who want to enjoy their next chapter of life. They seek out the state’s beaches, great restaurants and a close proximity to major cities. They believe their futures are financially sound in the First State, and that they will have a high quality of life. But this burgeoning population has something to worry about – a loophole in the law that could be sapping up to 5 years’ worth …

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 …