— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Projects may range in …

— AARP is making a difference in your community, and you can be part of it. At AARP, we fight fraud, help drivers stay safe, provide free tax help, and celebrate family caregivers. Join us for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and learn more about expanding your possibilities in life at any age. WHEN:    Thursday February 22, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 pm WHERE:  Ole Tapas  Lounge and Restaurant 1126 Capitol Trail Newark, DE 19711 RSVP:    Click  HERE to register or  call      1-877-926-8300  

— AARP Delaware enjoys collaborating with the Colored Conventions Project, and there’s no better time celebrate its work than the month of February, Black History Month. The group, housed at University of Delaware, has been working to research what are known as the Colored Conventions, a series of state-wide and national meetings that began in 1830 and continued until the end of the 19th century. Over seven decades, free, fugitive and freed African Americans came together to strategize about how to …

— 50 million served, 50 million more to go Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income …

— Each day, thousands of Delawareans serve as caregivers for family members.  These family caregivers often have full-time day jobs; they return home from work to provide evening care, or dash home at lunch to check in on loved ones.  They provide trusted care to those they hold most dear—an emotionally challenging, but critical, role in our society. The challenges can be financial, too.  Family caregivers often cannot afford to hire a nurse.  And to paraphrase a former DHSS Secretary: Delaware …

— George Meldrum of Wilmington has been appointed as the new state president of AARP Delaware. AARP has more than 185,000 members in the state and is instrumental in improving the lives of older adults through information, advocacy, community service, local offerings and events. Mr. Meldrum brings a wealth of experience in both the healthcare and non-profit fields with executive and leadership roles into this top volunteer position with AARP in Delaware. Mr. Meldrum has an extensive background in advocacy, administration and …

— Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc. and Premiere Sponsor AARP welcome Philadelphia’s esteemed Eleone Dance Theatre to Wilmington to present the holiday dance musical, “Carols in Color.” The one-night-only performance at 4:00pm on Sunday, December 10, will be held at The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market Street in downtown Wilmington. “Carols in Color” is a holiday dance musical that retells the story of Christ’s birth according to the gospel of St. Matthew through contemporary music, exuberant dance and powerful narration. …

— The creative work of two community leaders in Delaware is showcased in AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series, now available for free. This edition shares new and inspiring solutions from community leaders across the nation who are responding to the most pressing needs of aging populations and are creating better environments where residents of all ages can thrive, including how Delaware leaders Robin Christiansen, Mayor of Dover and Steve Elkins, Executive Director of CAMP Rehoboth, are addressing …

— Join AARP and the YMCA for a Celebration of Better Health and Wellness at the Bear/Glasgow YMCA on Tuesday, November 28 for healthy fun, games and even a cooking demonstration. You will hear testimonials from individuals who have improved their health with the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Gain valuable information about healthy food choices, exercise and resources. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Event: 10 a.m. – noon Walking Group: noon – 1 p.m. Bear/Glasgow YMCA 351 George Williams Way Newark, DE …

— John Walsh of Lewes has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2017 AARP Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Delaware selected John Walsh as the recipient for his remarkable service to issues that affect older Delawareans. He has been a dedicated volunteer with AARP for more than 10 years and his contributions are innumerable. John Walsh was …