— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Delaware for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars. Social Security – Why It Pays to Wait Tuesday, June 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET When it comes to getting the biggest monthly Social Security check, timing can be everything. That’s why learning about when to claim your retirement benefits is so important. Attend AARP’s free interactive webinar to have your questions answered and learn about the critical difference between retirement age and “full” retirement …

— AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Delawareans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Delaware is excited to shine a light on Delawareans age 50 and over who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said George Meldrum, AARP State President, a top volunteer role. Nominations will be evaluated by …

— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. Why? Cars have changed, and so have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. A quick refresh of your skills can help you drive safer and longer. It ensures that you can easily get behind the wheel and go to the doctor, supermarket and to fun social events that keep you active.  Take an AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course. These 4-hour classes …

— AARP was founded in 1958 by Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired educator from California. As we celebrate our 60th birthday, we stay true to her original mission by creating positive social change through advocacy, service and information for Delawareans age 50-plus, and their families. The drive, innovation and compassion of our founder continue to inspire our work as we dedicate ourselves to improving lives, standing up to injustice and transforming the marketplace. We aim to empower people to choose how …

— Residence- and community-based care can make older people’s goal of aging in place much easier. AARP Delaware supports the governor’s proposed budget increase for the Division of Services for Aging, but it wants to see even more money added to the division’s budget. A funding hike would save the state money by enabling people to avoid spending their later years in nursing homes, which are far more expensive. The agency currently serves 18,800 people with home- and community-based services, but …

— Delaware’s Senate passed the Share the Care Act, SB 27, this week by a vote of 20-0. AARP is working with a statewide coalition of partners to pass the bill, and this vote moves it one step closer to becoming a law in Delaware. The Share the Care Act would remove a legal barrier that prevents home health aides or personal care workers from giving medicines to patients at home. The bill would make it possible for families to delegate …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Help restore essential African American history by volunteering at the Colored Conventions Project, a collaboration with AARP Delaware. The group, working out of the University of Delaware, has been transcribing 19th-century Colored Conventions documents and bringing them to digital life. The conventions (from 1830 to the 1890s) brought together free and once-captive African Americans to strategize on how to achieve educational, labor and legal justice. After the Civil War, the group worked to ensure citizenship rights and safety. The project …