— 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!

— Primary elections are coming soon, and AARP Delaware is encouraging voters to mark their calendars. The date for primary elections was moved up this year—to Thursday, Sept. 6, instead of the following Tuesday—to avoid holding elections during Rosh Hashanah. The deadline to register for the primary is Saturday, Aug. 11. Delaware allows absentee voting for a variety of reasons, including caring for a parent, spouse or child who is injured, ill or disabled. “Caregivers have busy lives,” said Lucretia Young, …

— More than 123,000 Delawareans care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities – where they want to be. AARP advocates for family caregivers – and the loved ones who count on them. In 2016, AARP worked with a statewide coalition of partners to pass the CARE Act. The CARE Act makes it possible for those receiving care to remain at home and recover successfully …

— AARP  supports House Bill 400, the “same day voter registration bill.” Under the bill, Delawareans can register to vote and cast their ballot on the same day. The bill is aligned with AARP’s policy on voting issues and would benefit Delawareans of all ages, encouraging more engagement with the voting process. AARP believes that the right to vote, along with full and fair representation, is the most basic of all political rights. Yet voting can be difficult. Long lines, voter …

— At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge President Trump made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress to follow the president’s lead and protect Medicare. In Delaware, we know what a vital program Medicare is. Nearly 170,000 people in Delaware are on Medicare and another 196,000 Delawareans age 50-64 will be eligible for Medicare in the next 15 years. That’s why …

— AARP is committed to helping you get the facts you need to choose candidates who reflect your values.We are non-partisan — we don’t support or oppose any political candidates or contribute any money to campaigns or political action committees. Our priority is ensuring you know where the candidates stand before you cast your vote. AARP asked the major candidates in this race for their solutions about issues important to AARP members, Americans age 50-plus, and their families. Each candidate was …

— This week, AARP State President Rashmi Rangan and AARP State Director Lucretia Young headed to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Representative Carney, they will have crucial asks: AARP Delaware advocates will ask members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers …

— You wouldn’t know it from most the news coverage. But voters really do want presidential candidates to lay out their plans to keep Social Security financially sound for future generations.   In Delaware, Social Security helps more than 182,000 people pay their bills. It keeps millions in the middle class – and 41,000 above the poverty line. Delaware residents depend on Social Security, and they want it to be there for their children and grandchildren.   They want to know …