AARP is encouraging all seniors to review their Medicare health and prescription coverage during this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period—October 15 th through December 7 th—and compare plans to see if there is a plan that better suits their health needs for 2019. Some people may be able to reduce their prescription drug costs substantially by switching to a different Part D plan.
AARP and the YMCA have partnered to increase community health and wellness through diabetes education and prevention. The effort aligns with the mission and vision of both organizations to enhance the quality of life for Delawareans and ensure that people can age with dignity and independence. Access to health information is one part of making successful aging happen.
AARP Delaware and the YMCA of Delaware announced today they will partner in Sussex County and the City of Wilmington to deliver health education and diabetes prevention, , aimed at improving the health and well-being of Delawareans age 50+ and their families. The partnership is part of a national effort, whereby the two organizations will work together to reach to reach a variety of cultures and community sizes with information about health, isolation, and more.
As the state population ages, an increasing number of older Delawareans want to continue to live at home with help from family caregivers. But many caregivers have full-time jobs and can’t be home to manage medications throughout the day.
The Caregiving Task Force, which was formed with the passage of AARP Model Resolution 57 during the 2014 legislative session, met its deadline and delivered its recommendations to Governor Markell and the House and Senate on May 29, 2015. Former State President and Caregiving volunteer Jeanne Nutter, Ph.D., served as co-chair on the task force to help drive the agenda and ensure better resources and policies for family caregivers. The task force spent many months assessing family caregiving in Delaware to develop a list of needs that will benefit consumers and employers alike.
Imagine being 46-years old, diabetic and uninsured. You’re getting sicker every day because you can’t get the treatment you need to control your chronic illness. You also have parents who need long-term care, teenagers living home, and your oldest soon to graduate from college. You don’t have insurance, your children don’t have insurance and your parent's Medicare doesn’t cover all their health care expenses.
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