AARP Delaware

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MAY 5, 2021
Workers in Delaware, including family caregivers, must be able to take the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones. The Coronavirus Pandemic has put a spotlight on this issue and the importance of having time and resources to care for loved ones.
MAY 6, 2021
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
APR 20, 2021
Leader of AARP Wilmington Volunteer Team, Cheryl Rice-Moore has been a dedicated volunteer of AARP Delaware for the past 3 years. Cheryl is an accounts payable coordinator for the Delaware Community Foundation, and enjoys working with the Bethel AME Baptist church to organize outreach events for the community. Cheryl Rice-Moore also services on the advocacy board of the New Castle County Library, where she assists with reading and education advocacy.
APR 15, 2021
Tax time is here again and so are the IRS impostors! Scammers posing as IRS agents or Treasury Department officials are out there once again, calling to convince taxpayers that they owe back taxes and face immediate arrest.  Know this: the IRS will initially contact you through the mail if you owe back taxes. If you receive an unexpected phone call, an email or a text indicating it’s from the IRS, do not engage. Report the scam attempt to the IRS at 800-366-4484 or www.tigta.gov. If you receive an email, forward it to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov, and then delete it.
Community Grant Challenge
Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 8:00 p.m. ET.
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Stay Home, Stay Safe, and enjoy a movie with friends nationwide! AARP is offering some virtual movies that you can watch right on your own device. Sit back with some popcorn and your favorite beverage and enjoy the following films. Don't forget, registration is required!
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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Delaware has one of the most vibrant small business communities in the country, with 98% of businesses in the state having 100 employees or less. Small businesses also employ over half of the workforce in Delaware. Yet, The AARP Public Policy Institute reports that about 66 percent of Delaware’s small business employees do not have access to a retirement plan at work. At this rate, half of all households are at risk of not being able to handle everyday expenses – like medicine, utilities, and rent – in their later years.
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AARP Delaware will host Dr. Karyl Rattay, Delaware’s Director of Public Health and Molly Magarik, Secretary of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services for a tele-town hall event focusing on the latest updates to Coronavirus information, including vaccine information. You can listen to the conversation live on AARP Delaware’s Facebook page on Friday, January 29 at 12 noon.
Fraud
Nearly 8,000 fraud cases against Delawareans were reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2019, totaling $5.7 million in losses. Delaware ranked third in the nation in per capita fraud in 2019 and seventh per capita in identity theft.
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With aid from an AARP Community Challenge Grant, West Side Grows Together and Be Ready Church & CDC have revealed a new mural at 4th & Rodney Park opposite the landmark Westside church. The mural is in remembrance of the late Pastor Lottie Lee-Davis, a beloved community leader in Wilmington who passed in a tragic car accident earlier this year, and a memorial to her spirit and dedication to the youth of her community.
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In December of 1992, a holiday tradition was born. Director, choreographer, vocal coach and arranger Leon Evans produced Carols in Color. This modern dance performance is a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday season. This year, you can view the performance virtually, and purchase tickets HERE.
Trivia
Navigating the Coronavirus pandemic can actually be fun! COVID-19 has made us all a bit more internet-savvy, and AARP is here to help you find new ways to connect with others online. AARP trivia games can keep you socially connected and safe at home.  
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As coronavirus cases and deaths continue rising, including nearly 100,000 resident and staff deaths in U.S. ​nursing homes and other long-term car​e facilities, AARP Delaware is participating in a nationwide Virtual Lobby Week for the second time this year to fight for older Americans amid the crisis. Through December 8, AARP leaders and volunteers will visit virtually with federal lawmakers to urge more help for those age 50-plus and their families as they continue facing growing health and economic challenges due to the pandemic.
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