— Each day, more than 123,000 Delawareans serve as caregivers for family members. Families are doing their best to care for loved ones at home. But they cannot do it alone. They need help to balance work, family and caregiving. Why does Delaware law say you cannot have a nurse’s aide come into your home and administer medicines to your loved one while you’re at work? AARP and a coalition of partners want to change this law, and let families get …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— AARP Delaware is applauding the Delaware Public Service Commission for taking swift action to lower the rates that homeowners and businesses are charged for electricity, natural gas and other utilities after a federal tax overhaul took effect on Jan. 1. Recent changes to federal tax law reduced the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. In Delaware, The Public Service Commission recently approved a petition from the state’s Public Advocate to ensure that those tax savings will translate …

— 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 …

—   AARP’s entertainment content and offerings are diverse, contemporary and designed to appeal to Delawareans like you.  We know what you’re looking for when you want to have fun.  Movies for Grownups®, highlights movies that reflect the hopes, dreams, and experiences of moviegoers, and continues to provide relevancy to people 50+ by helping them enjoy their personal time more. Our next free movie in the Movies for Grownups lineup is Beatriz at Dinner. Beatriz (Salma Hayek,) an immigrant from a …

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— Join Us for a Free Screening of La La Land You and a guest are invited to a free screening of “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ to live life to the fullest. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together …

— AARP Delaware and the YMCA of Delaware have teamed up to deliver health education and diabetes prevention, aimed at improving the health and well-being of Delawareans age 50+ and their families.  The partnership is part of a national effort, whereby the two organizations will work together to reach a variety of cultures and communities with information about preventing diabetes and staying healthy. According to the YMCA, you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes if you have 2 or …