— 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 financial, too.  Family caregivers often cannot afford to hire a nurse.  And to paraphrase a former DHSS Secretary: Delaware could …

—   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 …

— Do you know AARP? What we do might surprise you! Join us for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres and learn more about expanding your possibilities in life at any age. WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5 – 7 PM WHERE:  CAMP Rehoboth 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 RSVP (required) 1-877-926-8300    

— AARP Delaware is conducting a statewide search for its new State President. This volunteer leader works in collaboration with other appropriate volunteers and staff to position AARP in Delaware, and achieve the AARP vision, mission, and strategic priorities. The State President will be governed by the policies and procedures of the Association. To apply, contact Carlos de los Ramos at cdelosramos@aarp.org. Responsibilities Serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in the state, communicating AARP messages statewide. Maintains a positive working …

— AARP and the YMCA have partnered to increase community health and wellness through diabetes education and prevention. The effort aligns with the mission and vision of both organizations to enhance the quality of life for Delawareans and ensure that people can age with dignity and independence. Access to health information is one part of making successful aging happen. Join AARP Delaware and the YMCA of Delaware at the Sussex Family YMCA on Sept. 18 for a delicious and educational brunch. …

— On Monday, September 11, 2017, AARP Delaware will dedicate a room for caregivers at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware as part of their “Adopt-a-Room” program. AARP State Director Lucretia Young will present a check to Ronald McDonald House CEO Pam Cornforth during a press conference at 11:30 am.  Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long will be keynote speaker. The room will be used by families who stay at the House while their seriously ill children are receiving care at Delaware’s hospitals. …

— Do you like to help others? Are you looking for a new way to stay socially involved? If the answer is yes, then helping Delawareans prepare their taxes may be the right for you. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Soon approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference …

— AARP SAYS YOUR VOICE is NEEDED to STOP CUTS to CRITICAL SERVICES for DELAWAREANS! Delaware Legislators will vote TOMORROW on a budget that includes ZERO Grant-In-Aid dollars, which support non-profit agencies and service providers for Delawareans and their families. If this budget passes, that means HUGE CUTS for programs and services that AARP members and their families rely upon to help them stay in their own homes and communities as they age, surrounded by their families and friends. Please CONTACT …