AARP Delaware

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JAN 28, 2022
Delaware will offer early, in-person voting this year, but absentee ballots are only available to people who meet certain criteria.
JAN 7, 2022
A guide to when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine
JAN 20, 2022
AARP commends Governor Carney for expressing his support of Paid Family Leave in his State of the State Address today. The bill, (SB 1) will make life better for Delaware’s 129,000 unpaid family caregivers. As Delaware’s population ages, an increasing number of workers are taking on the role of caring for loved ones with a serious illness or disability. When those caregivers are also employed, balancing the two roles can be a challenge. SB 1 will increase the quality of life for Delawareans and keep them working, productive and independent.
JAN 11, 2022
As Delaware’s population ages, an increasing number of workers are taking on the role of caring for loved ones with a serious illness or disability. There are about 129,000 family caregivers in Delaware. When those caregivers are also employed, balancing the two roles can be a challenge.
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Chances are, if you aren’t a family caregiver yourself, you know someone who is. Every day, nearly 129,000 Delawareans help their parents, spouses, siblings, grandparents, neighbors and other loved ones to live independently at home – where they want to be.
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Laurie Jacobs is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Delaware Chapter and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals. She is a self-described passionate community servant who enjoys volunteering and making a difference in her community. She describes her strengths as advocacy, community organizing, and leadership. Combining her passion of public service with her professional career, Laurie currently works in nonprofit communications and marketing, where she can explore her interest in economic empowerment, civic engagement. AARP enjoys working with our younger volunteers to bridge the generations.
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Delaware is experiencing a shortage of primary care physicians, hindering access to care for a population that is one of the oldest in the nation. 
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Medicare changes every year, which means it can get a little complicated when trying to understand what’s new for you. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Medicare changes and what they may mean for your benefits.
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AARP Launches New Tool to Help Delaware’s Veterans Access Health Care
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Delaware’s Legislature is in session from January to June each year. AARP makes our members voices heard during this time, as we support bills and laws that make life better for people age 50 and over. 2021 was a year filled with wins for AARP, its members and friends. With the help of our outstanding advocacy volunteers, we supported and helped pass a variety of bills that will benefit Delawareans for years to come. Take a look:
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Play Bingo online with your AARP Family and Friends.
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AARP has launched a full-scale campaign, including a $4 million ad buy, pushing back on false claims from the pharmaceutical industry that reforms would limit Americans’ access to medicines. AARP has called for fair drug prices for years and is urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices, put a cap on out-of-pocket costs that older adults pay for their prescription drugs and impose penalties on drug companies that raise prices faster than the rate of inflation.
Scam Alert
Following extreme weather events, dubious contractors and outright scammers descend on affected communities, offering quick, cheap fixes. While some reputable contractors occasionally solicit door-to-door, many are scams.  
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AARP Delaware is offering FREE registration for the Amish Country Bike Tour – Virtual Edition 2021. The deadline has been extended to October 31, 2021. You can register for free and complete a 16, 25, 50, 62 or 100 mile challenge by October 31st at bit.ly/DEBIKE – use code AARP1002021. You can begin your bike tour at anytime!
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