AARP Delaware is conducting a statewide search for its new State President. This volunteer leader works in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers and staff to position AARP in Delaware, and achieve the AARP vision, mission, and strategic priorities. The State President will be governed by the policies and procedures of the Association. To apply, contact Carlos de los Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware’s Sussex County is popular for retirees, with people 60-plus making up nearly 1 in 3 residents. But with limited public transportation and many rural roads, southern Delaware can be challenging to get around.
As part of a long-range strategy, AARP Delaware invited a dynamic group of women to the table and initiated a collaborative venture with the Wilmington Delaware Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta is a predominantly African-America sorority whose agenda is built on community service. The sorority boasts more than 900 chapters worldwide, and has initiated over 250,000 members. This collaborative effort allowed the state office to weave the key areas of multi-generational, multicultural and the movable middle into all they did with the well-known sorority.
State Rep. Paul Baumbach, 23 rd District, joined AARP for its second annual AARP room dedication for caregivers at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. AARP donates a room at the House to help provide housing for families whose children are receiving treatment at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Christiana Care.
AARP and a team of supporters spent January 27, 2016 at Legislative Hall in Dover advocating for better support for caregivers. The group met with legislators including CARE Act sponsors Senator Bethany Hall-Long and House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst. The group provided valuable information on the CARE Act, which will help make it possible for older Delawareans and other loved ones to live at home and in their own communities – which is where they want to be.
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.
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