— 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!

— Communities across Delaware are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. To support that work, AARP provides funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. In 2018, the Claymont Community Center in North Wilmington was a recipient. The Center applied for funding to construct a walking path behind its facility so that the community can access a large park. A steep incline prevented residents from …

— 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 …

— The First State has 123,000 family caregivers, making Delaware 12th in the nation in the number of people, per capita, caring for a loved one. AARP Delaware is advocating for legislation that would allow home health aides to administer medication at home. The Share the Care Act would permit a family caregiver to give written authorization and instructions to home health care workers and provide them with the necessary prepackaged and labeled medications. Often, caregivers must interrupt their workdays or …

— 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 …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— AARP Delaware and the Bear Glasgow YMCA are teaming up to bring you fitness, food, friends and fun. The event will feature an exciting line-up of entertainment, family activities, music, refreshments, awards and giveaways. Enjoy juggling, face painting and balloon twisting. All are encouraged to wear a favorite costume and win a prize if you win “best costume.” And, you can even bring your old credit card, bank and tax statements to be securely disposed of at the AARP Shred …

— Attend AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Medicare: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 7 p.m. ET The better you understand Medicare, the smarter decisions you can make about it—no matter if you’re enrolling for the first time or getting ready to make changes to your coverage. AARP’s free, two-part webinar helps you get answers and understand your options right when you need it—at the start of the Medicare annual …

— 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 …

— Beginning April 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing NEW Medicare cards to all people with Medicare health insurance.  CMS, Delaware’s Division of Health and Social Services, with other statewide partners, will be presenting information about this and many other services available to Delaware residents with Medicare. Mark your calendar, and bring a friend: DATE:     Thursday March 8, 2018 TIME:      9:00 – 11:30 AM LOCATION:     Newark Senior Center, 200 White …