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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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The 2020 census shows Delaware has 989,948 residents—a more than 10 percent increase since 2010. 
Wendell Alfred has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2021 AARP Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious award for community service. 
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Games, and a little friendly competition, are a great way to relieve stress and connect with others—and you don’t need to meet in person to enjoy them. 
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En español | We're paying three times as much for prescription drugs than people in other countries. Too many Delawareans are forced to choose between filling life-saving prescriptions and paying rent, buying food and meeting other critical needs.  And now with COVID-19, things have only gotten worse as more people lose their jobs. Unfair drug pricing is a life or death issue. That's why AARP is fighting for affordable prescription drugs. It's time for our lawmakers to lower prescription drug prices. Because the prices we're paying are just too high. Tell your lawmakers to stop unfair drug prices now (en español) or call 800-891-7425. Americans can’t wait. Let’s get it done today.
2022 is right around the corner, and AARP Delaware is hard at work mapping out an advocacy plan. In the coming year, we’ll focus two main issue areas—Retirement Security and Caregiving—along with a few others. Here’s a round-up of our Advocacy plan for 2022:
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As we close out the fall season, we are looking forward to the festive holidays. But, that also can bring severe weather. While hurricane season winds down by the end of November, we move into the beginning of the cold winter in Delaware. According to the Center for Environmental Monitoring & Analysis (CEMA), January is the coldest month and February typically has the most snowfall at all stations across Delaware. (CEMA, n.d.). On average, Delaware gets 45 inches of precipitation a year, with average snowfall of 20.20” at Wilmington Airport, 13.20” in Dover and 10.50” in Lewes (CEMA, n.d.). While Delaware is not the coldest nor the snowiest state, we certainly get our fair share of winter weather events that can best be managed with some preparedness.
AARP Delaware State Director Lucretia Young will host U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) for a Telephone Town Hall on Monday, November 22 at 1 pm. Listeners can hear from the Senator on range of issues from recent legislation, including access to broadband internet, caregiving, prescription drug prices and more. 
Delaware’s Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay will join AARP Delaware State Director Lucretia Young to host a Telephone Town Hall on Friday, November 19 at 1 pm. Listeners can hear from Hall-Long and Rattay to get an update on COVID-19 and up-to-the-minute information on vaccines and booster shots.
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