—     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 …

— It’s National Volunteer Week! During this week AARP in Ohio pauses to recognize the amazing things our volunteers throughout the state do for those 50+. From visiting elected officials to helping people protect themselves from fraud to bringing caregivers together for information and support, our volunteers make a positive impact in and for their communities every day.   Did you know that the value of each hour a volunteer works is estimated to be $24.14? That’s an impressive dollar amount …

— Doral, Fla. – A global leader of a movement to make cities livable for people of all ages will weigh in Thursday on how Miami could redesign itself, thanks to AARP Florida and the Miami Downtown Development Authority. Author and livability expert Gil Penelosa, founder and chair of the board of 8 80 Cities, will speak at a luncheon about the importance of creating a more youth and age-friendly Miami and the importance of intergenerational open spaces, such as parks. …

— English El programa de subsidios, que se encuentra en su segundo año, es parte de la iniciativa nacional Comunidades Habitables de AARP, cuyo objetivo es hacer que las comunidades sean lugares ideales para vivir para todos. Los proyectos pueden variar en escala desde actividades pequeñas y a corto plazo que cuestan cientos de dólares hasta proyectos más grandes con presupuestos de varios miles de dólares. El programa aceptará solicitudes en las siguientes categorías para el 2018: Ofrecer una amplia variedad de …

— Español AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The application deadline is …

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— AARP has long been recognized as a powerful national organization, but our continued success depends on being relevant and responsive to local communities. Learn about the 2018 initiative to expand our reach and capacity in cities, towns and neighborhoods across the country – an effort in which volunteers will play a key role.  Joining AARP’s top executive Nancy LeaMond to discuss this “National to Nationwide” transition will be a fellow volunteer, AARP South Dakota State President, Jill Tyler.  As always, …

— Each day, more than 123,000 Delawareans serve as caregivers for family members. Families are doing their best to care for loved ones at home. But they cannot do it alone. They need help to balance work, family and caregiving. Why does Delaware law say you cannot have a nurse’s aide come into your home and administer medicines to your loved one while you’re at work? AARP and a coalition of partners want to change this law, and let families get …