New Medicare Cards to Be Issued Beginning April 2018

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-23T13:47:59+00:00">February 23, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

Beginning April 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing NEW Medicare cards to all people with Medicare health insurance.¬† CMS, Delaware’s Division of Health and Social Services, with other statewide partners, will be presenting information about this and many other services available to Delaware residents with Medicare. Mark your calendar, and bring a friend: DATE:¬† ¬† ¬†Thursday March 8, 2018 TIME:¬† ¬† ¬† 9:00 ‚Äď 11:30 AM LOCATION:¬† ¬† ¬†Newark Senior Center, 200 White …

Do you know AARP? What we do might surprise you!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-13T10:37:13+00:00">February 13, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

AARP is making a difference in your community, and you can be part of it. At AARP, we fight fraud, help drivers stay safe, provide free tax help, and celebrate family caregivers. Join us for refreshments and hors d‚Äôoeuvres, and learn more about expanding your possibilities in life at any age. WHEN: ¬†¬†¬†Thursday February 22, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 pm WHERE:¬†¬†Ole Tapas¬† Lounge and Restaurant 1126 Capitol Trail Newark, DE 19711 RSVP:¬†¬†¬†¬†Click ¬†HERE¬†to register or¬† call ¬† ¬† ¬†1-877-926-8300  

AARP Celebrates Black History Month with the Colored Conventions Project

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-01T08:00:00+00:00">February 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-30T14:46:41+00:00">January 30, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

AARP Delaware enjoys collaborating with the Colored Conventions Project, and there‚Äôs no better time celebrate its work than the month of February, Black History Month. The group, housed at University of Delaware, has been working to research what are known as the Colored Conventions, a series of state-wide and national meetings that began in 1830 and continued until the end of the 19th century. Over seven decades, free, fugitive and freed African Americans came together to strategize about how to …

Join the Fun! Volunteer!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-30T11:25:34+00:00">January 30, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-30T14:25:19+00:00">January 30, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

Do you consider yourself ‚Äútech-savvy?‚ÄĚ Do you enjoy taking photos and creating videos? Do you like to navigate around on the computer?¬† If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you may be a candidate to become a SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER for AARP Delaware. Our social media volunteers can join us at fun events to post photos and videos to the AARP Delaware Facebook and Twitter platforms. You can even work in the comfort of your own home …

Medicare Therapy Caps: “Don’t Ration My Care”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-26T16:19:32+00:00">January 26, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-01T15:48:09+00:00">February 1, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

Strokes, surgeries, and trauma from falls or other injuries sometimes result in patients needing extensive care by physical, occupational or speech therapists. But because of inaction by Congress, many seniors on Medicare are facing expensive out-of-pocket costs for treatments they need to remain independent. A failure by Congress to repeal a harsh limit on therapy treatments poses very real financial and medical threats to seniors already struggling from strokes or debilitating conditions like Alzheimer‚Äôs and Parkinson‚Äôs. Some could be forced …

AARP Delaware Applauds Utility Regulators For Passing Federal Tax Savings To Consumers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-24T15:40:29+00:00">January 24, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

AARP Delaware is applauding the Delaware Public Service Commission for taking swift action to lower the rates that homeowners and businesses are charged for electricity, natural gas and other utilities after a federal tax overhaul took effect on Jan. 1. Recent changes to federal tax law reduced the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. In Delaware, The Public Service Commission recently approved a petition from the state‚Äôs Public Advocate to ensure that those tax savings will translate …


Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-22T14:58:16+00:00">January 22, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-01-22T14:59:07+00:00">January 22, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

50 million served, 50 million more to go Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation‚Äôs largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income …

Online Tool Helps Investors with Selecting a Financial Advisor

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-03T11:51:52+00:00">January 3, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

Investors seeking services from a professional financial advisor will benefit from a new free online tool, AARP Interview an Advisor‚ĄĘ, launched by AARP and the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). The new resource is designed to take the guesswork and mystery out of the process of interviewing and hiring a financial advisor. It walks the user through a short series of suggested questions to ask a financial professional as part of the process of the hiring decision. Included are …

Sharing the Care is a Win-Win for Families and State Budget

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-21T10:57:09+00:00">December 21, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-09T16:14:56+00:00">February 9, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

Each day, thousands of Delawareans serve as caregivers for family members.¬† These family caregivers often have full-time day jobs; they return home from work to provide evening care, or dash home at lunch to check in on loved ones.¬† They provide trusted care to those they hold most dear‚ÄĒan emotionally challenging, but critical, role in our society. The challenges can be financial, too.¬† Family caregivers often cannot afford to hire a nurse.¬† And to paraphrase a former DHSS Secretary: Delaware …

AARP Delaware Welcomes George Meldrum as New State President

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-12-12T10:11:38+00:00">December 12, 2017</time> by AARP Delaware

George Meldrum of Wilmington has been appointed as the new state president of AARP Delaware. AARP has more than 185,000 members in the state and is instrumental in improving the lives of older adults through information, advocacy, community service, local offerings and events. Mr. Meldrum brings a wealth of experience in both the healthcare and non-profit fields with executive and leadership roles¬†into this top volunteer position with AARP in Delaware. Mr. Meldrum has an extensive background in advocacy, administration and …