— 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!

— Movies, health tips, social activities, advocacy updates. All of these benefits and more are available for free—but you have to ask. AARP Delaware invites members and potential members to sign up for email alerts to take advantage of AARP’s Real Possibilities. In recent months, the state office has offered a screening of the film Beatriz at Dinner, seminars on healthy eating, walking groups and a tapas lounge reception, where attendees learned about AARP’s efforts to fight fraud, support caregivers and …

— With Delawareans being victimized at an alarming rate by fraudulent pop-up messages that warn computer users of a purported virus infection or urgently needed repair, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a major campaign to raise awareness of the “Tech Support Scam.” Newly launched advertising, social media content and an online video invite people to visit the Fraud Watch Network’s webpage, www.aarp.org/TechScams, to learn about the latest scam tactics.  A booklet co-published by AARP and Microsoft Corp., “Avoiding Tech Support …

— 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. AARP Delaware encourages people who cannot or prefer not to drive to try the local independent transportation network. ITNSouthernDelaware is a nonprofit, volunteer program that provides door-to-door service for residents 55 and older or visually impaired adults 21 and older. The service is available 24 hours …

— Be an Informed Consumer! Use these Top Ten Wintertime Tips to Save Money & Energy The good news… spring is right around the corner. The bad news…your home utility bills will continue to reflect these frigid temperatures for weeks to come. We’ve all boosted the thermostat during the many sub-freezing days and nights to keep warm. AARP  wants you to stay warm, so we’re working to bring you the consumer some of our best tips for saving energy and lowering your …

— AARP Delaware and the University of Delaware are disrupting aging through a creative collaboration which is shaping up to help many Delawareans reimagine their lives in some very powerful ways. Generation X, not to mention the Boomer generation, is realizing something very important. They are living longer. The life expectancy in the U.S. just three generations ago was 50 years of age, while it is now over 78. A 2007 U.S. News and World Report study found that the number …

— AARP Foundation is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested Delawareans. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older, during the tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in someone …

— AARP & U. of DE Team Up on Master of Arts A recent collaboration between the two organizations provides fresh incentive for adults to pursue professional education opportunities.  AARP members who live in Delaware and their guests are now eligible for a 15 percent tuition discount in the University’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALs) adult professional education program. It just makes sense. From the start, the direct alignment with Life Reimagined was clear cut from an AARP perspective when Carlos de los Ramos, …

— Have your sensitive documents safely shredded Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen in America. Consumers also reported losing $1.7 billion to scams and frauds in 2014. Here in Delaware, we’re #6 for fraud as reported by the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why AARP and the YMCA of Delaware are collaborating on a FREE SHREDDING EVENT on April 23, 2016. The event will arm you and your family with the tools you need to avoid current frauds and scams in …

— This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low- to moderate- income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population.  Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community …

— AARP members in Delaware and their guests are eligible for a tuition discount in the University of Delaware’s Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) adult professional education program, under a collaborative agreement recently signed by the two organizations. “This innovative collaboration with AARP will raise the profile of the MALS program throughout the state,” said Jeffrey Richardson, MALS interim director. “It leverages the robust membership reach of AARP and the rich educational experience of the MALS program, which exists …