Claymont Community Center Awarded Challenge Grant for Walkability Project

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-19T17:00:05+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

Communities across Delaware are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Delaware.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

AARP Invests $60M in the Dementia Discovery Fund to Kick-Start its ‘Disrupt Dementia’ Campaign

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-26T17:00:25+00:00">June 26, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece of the campaign is AARP’s new $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), the first and largest venture …

Share the Care Act aims to make life better for Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-19T15:57:42+00:00">June 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-29T12:54:27+00:00">June 29, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

AARP and a statewide coalition of partners worked diligently to introduce the Share the Care Act into the 2018 legislative session. The group fought hard for the bill, which would allow family caregivers to get the help they need as they balance family, work and caregiving. For a variety of reasons, the bill never made it out of committee. AARP is already building another strong grassroots effort for next year to re-introduce this important piece of legislation and ensure it …

Vote on Issues Important to YOU

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-13T12:10:12+00:00">June 13, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

More than 123,000 Delawareans care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities – where they want to be. AARP advocates for family caregivers – and the loved ones who count on them. In 2016, AARP worked with a statewide coalition of partners to pass the CARE Act. The CARE Act makes it possible for those receiving care to remain at home and recover successfully …

Smart Driver Courses Offered Statewide

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-04T08:00:00+00:00">June 4, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-29T12:57:18+00:00">June 29, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

It’s been many years since most Delawareans got their driver’s license. Yet, the driving experience is significantly different from even a decade ago – changing vehicles, changing technology, changing road rules, and even changing roadways. Residents can refresh their skills and have the opportunity to save money on their car insurance with the AARP Smart Driver course being offered at convenient locations statewide. The curriculum was developed following a two-year research study conducted by Eastern Virginia Medical School and help …

AARP supports House Bill 400, “same day voter registration.”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-02T09:00:00+00:00">June 2, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-01T14:23:09+00:00">June 1, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

AARP  supports House Bill 400, the “same day voter registration bill.” Under the bill, Delawareans can register to vote and cast their ballot on the same day. The bill is aligned with AARP’s policy on voting issues and would benefit Delawareans of all ages, encouraging more engagement with the voting process. AARP believes that the right to vote, along with full and fair representation, is the most basic of all political rights. Yet voting can be difficult. Long lines, voter …

AARP is On Tap in Dover

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-25T11:13:36+00:00">May 25, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-25T11:15:40+00:00">May 25, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

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. DATE: Friday, June 15 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm PLACE: Fraizer’s Restaurant 9 E Loockerman St Dover , DE 19901 RSVP:  Click  HERE to register or call 1-877-926-8300 We hope to see you there!!

Urgent Adction Needed Today!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-16T13:12:18+00:00">May 16, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-16T13:16:23+00:00">May 16, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

As you know, catastrophic budget cuts to Delaware’s Grant in Aid were passed in last year’s State budget. Much of the funding that was once provided to Delaware’s senior centers, health clinics, and veteran’s programs was reduced, resulting in a loss of services to residents age 50 and over. These organizations have been suffering from depleted resources, but there is still something you can do. As we approach the start of the State’s Finance Committee Hearings (where the Governor’s recommended …

Editorial: by our new State President George Meldrum

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-05-15T10:32:04+00:00">May 15, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-15T10:35:34+00:00">May 15, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

I recently had the opportunity to join the dynamic staff and volunteers at AARP for their annual Lobby Day at Legislative Hall in Dover. It was my first time in my new role as AARP Delaware State President. The person in this top volunteer role represents AARP to a variety of governmental, corporate and community partners in the state and helps drive the mission of AARP – to make life better for those over age 50, and their families. AARP …

  AARP Delaware at the 55+ Expo Takes Aim at Fraud

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-04-13T14:50:33+00:00">April 13, 2018</time> by AARP Delaware

    One of More than 150 Events Nationwide in AARP’s Annual “Operation: Stop Scams” AARP Delaware is a Gold Sponsor of the 55+ Expo on April 18. The event will take place at the Rollins Conference Center at Dover Downs with a premier AARP presence focusing on preventing fraud and scams. Attendees can gain valuable information about current scams and will take away tips and tools for protecting their families from con artists who are out to steal people’s …