— 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!

— AARP is proud to announce our fifth annual bipartisan class of Capitol Caregivers, who fought this year to increase support for family caregivers and their loved ones. Nationwide, AARP has recognized legislators in each state for the support they have provided for caregivers. Here in Delaware, Reps. Ruth Briggs King and Debra Heffernan are this year’s awardees. AARP in Delaware thanks them for all they do to make life better for Delaware’s 123,000 family caregivers. Capitol CaregiversEvery day, more than …

— AARP will host Senator Chris Coons for a LIVE conversation on health care, which was one of the most important issues in the recent elections. The Senator will give insights and take questions on the Affordable Care Act, RX drug prices, family caregiving and more! Delaware is home to 123,000 family caregivers, according to a 2014 AARP survey. We know these dedicated family members spend many unpaid hours caring for a loved one. Supporting these caregivers an important part of …

— Safe, walkable streets make a community more accessible for everyone, especially older adults eager to stay fit and engage with their neighbors. Thanks to an AARP Community Challenge grant, New Castle County’s Claymont Community Center has refurbished the walking path leading from the center to a larger walking path, enabling residents to enjoy more fitness activities. The award is one of 129 quick-action grants to help communities make immediate improvements to benefit people of all ages. The AARP Community Challenge …

— Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible. Taking time off from work or overcoming physical disabilities can prevent many people from exercising their right to vote. And living in remote or rural communities can make getting to the polls particularly difficult. But with a little advance planning, you can make sure your vote is …

— AARP is encouraging all seniors to review their Medicare health and prescription coverage during this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period—October 15th through December 7th—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. “Medicare health and prescription drug cost-sharing can vary widely between plans for the same drug or service from year …

— How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply among those paying into the …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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, …