— Communities across Delaware are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Delaware.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …

— Primary elections are coming soon, and AARP Delaware is encouraging voters to mark their calendars. The date for primary elections was moved up this year—to Thursday, Sept. 6, instead of the following Tuesday—to avoid holding elections during Rosh Hashanah. The deadline to register for the primary is Saturday, Aug. 11. Delaware allows absentee voting for a variety of reasons, including caring for a parent, spouse or child who is injured, ill or disabled. “Caregivers have busy lives,” said Lucretia Young, …

— With nearly 10 million new cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease occurring each year1, and no cure, today AARP launched a new campaign, “Disrupt Dementia.” The campaign aims to help drive new diagnostics and treatments for dementias while providing education, support and hope for patients and family caregivers impacted by the physical, emotional and financial stress of dementia. The centerpiece of the campaign is AARP’s new $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), the first and largest venture …

— AARP and a statewide coalition of partners worked diligently to introduce the Share the Care Act into the 2018 legislative session. The group fought hard for the bill, which would allow family caregivers to get the help they need as they balance family, work and caregiving. For a variety of reasons, the bill never made it out of committee. AARP is already building another strong grassroots effort for next year to re-introduce this important piece of legislation and ensure it …

— More than 123,000 Delawareans care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities – where they want to be. AARP advocates for family caregivers – and the loved ones who count on them. In 2016, AARP worked with a statewide coalition of partners to pass the CARE Act. The CARE Act makes it possible for those receiving care to remain at home and recover successfully …

— It’s been many years since most Delawareans got their driver’s license. Yet, the driving experience is significantly different from even a decade ago – changing vehicles, changing technology, changing road rules, and even changing roadways. Residents can refresh their skills and have the opportunity to save money on their car insurance with the AARP Smart Driver course being offered at convenient locations statewide. The curriculum was developed following a two-year research study conducted by Eastern Virginia Medical School and help …

— AARP  supports House Bill 400, the “same day voter registration bill.” Under the bill, Delawareans can register to vote and cast their ballot on the same day. The bill is aligned with AARP’s policy on voting issues and would benefit Delawareans of all ages, encouraging more engagement with the voting process. AARP believes that the right to vote, along with full and fair representation, is the most basic of all political rights. Yet voting can be difficult. Long lines, voter …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job …

— If you’re 50 or older and live in Delaware, you’re probably doing more than your share to boost the state’s economy. A recent report by Oxford Economics for AARP dispels the myth that older people are a fiscal burden. Delaware households headed by someone 50 or older represent 38 percent of the state population, yet account for 51 percent of its gross domestic product. These households account for 59 percent of consumer spending in the state, mostly in health care, …