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It might not seem logical, but many are being hit by scams that involve gift cards. AARP reports that one in three adults say they or someone they know has been asked to purchase a gift card to pay a bill or some other obligation. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Kathy Stokes, director of AARP's Fraud Prevention Programs, about a surge in gift card scams.

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The coronvirus has left many without jobs. For those over the age of 50 it will take twice as long to find a new position than younger workers. AARP notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics found around 45% of job seekers over the age of 55 have been looking for work for six months or longer. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with AARP financial specialist Susan Weinstock about about the impact of the pandemic on older workers.


Even with the announcement of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccines, there are still months ahead for many caregivers -- many who never expected to be in that position. Amy Goyer, a caregiving expert at AARP, tell's Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that it is taking its toll.

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A survey conducted on behalf of AARP found that more than half of the nation's care givers are spending more time taking care of family and children. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Jean Chatzky, a financial expert with the organization, about the impact of the change during the pandemic.

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The AARP has sharply criticized the handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes by Delaware authorities. Of the total number of virus deaths in the state they account for over 60 percent. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Sheila Grant, associate state director for advocacy in the Delaware office, about conditions found in these long term care facilities. (Part 2)


The AARP has called the nursing homes in Delaware a Petri dish over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. With over 60 percent of the Covid-19 deaths in Delaware occurring in long term facilities, Sheila Grant, AARP's associate state director of advocacy told Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush that more must be done to curb the spread. (Part 1)

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With more than 40 percent of the coronavirus deaths in Maryland occurring in nursing homes and long term care facilties, many are concerned about the safety of their loved ones. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush speaks with Tammy Bresnahan, director of advocacy for AARP Maryland, about what they should look for in a facility.(Part 2)

BALTIMORE (AP) - The American Association of Retired Persons has filed a friend of the court brief in support of a Maryland law against pharmaceutical price gouging.

The AARP announced the filing on Wednesday.

The first-in-the-nation law, which is being challenged in court, prohibits unconscionable increases in the prices of generic drugs and drugs that have lost patent exclusivity.


Monday September 30th at 6:30PM on WSDL, 90.7

Join Don Rush for a special half hour with AARP National President, Rob Ramasco about the Affordable Care act and the futures of both Social Security and Medicare.


Senior citizens in Maryland are increasingly becoming victims of financial crime that include includes members of their own family.

That’s according to the AARP.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.