Letter to the Editor: Pass ‘Share the Care’ act

I am writing in support of S.B. 27, the “Share the Care Act,” now under consideration by Delaware’s legislators. My 94-year old father was an active, robust family man. When various health conditions got the best of him, caring for him became complicated. Honoring my father’s request to stay in his own home was challenging, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Give seniors a raise too

Every year raises are given out, but it seems to miss the retirees who need it. The cost of living keeps going up and we have to try to live on the same income for years. I assume the people doing the budget will never need their retirement to live on. If they did, they […]

Letter to the Editor: Two programs for seniors

I write this letter to inform Delaware seniors and their loved ones about two important programs. First, through the Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP), members receive up to a $3,000 annual benefit. DPAP pays monthly Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP) premiums; covers 75 percent of drug costs for members in their PDP “donut […]

Modern Maturity Center computer donation expands opportunities for seniors

DOVER — The world of computers and the internet can be an intimidating thing to many seniors who might be wary of dipping their toes into the waters of technology. However, Angelica Hardin, an executive director with the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Delaware, insists there is nothing to be afraid of after UnitedHealthcare donated three […]

Senior center’s state funding not taken for granted

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines, deadlines, and an interesting day at the Modern Maturity Center Thursday … *** There seems to be a sigh of relief ahead for Delaware’s nonprofits, including Kent County’s Modern Maturity Center. Funds lost in the legislative budget battle last June appear to be returning. Lawmakers took 20 […]

Kids enjoy hunt for 864 eggs at Dover Place

DOVER — The Dover Place Senior Living community hosted its 12th annual Easter egg hunt March 28. This year at The Dover Place there was easter egg hunting, a bunny rabbit petting zoo, a balloon animal maker and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Students from St. Johns Lutheran School and Polytech’s Lil’ Panthers preschool, […]

55+ Expo to feature Caregiver’s Center

DOVER — The 17th annual 55+ Expo, to be held April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rollins Center of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, will feature a Caregiver’s Center for Solutions and Support. This section will house vendors that can provide information on how to manage stress and solve common problems that caregivers […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware needs to re-invest in seniors

In response to an article featured in the Delaware State News Opinion page, Wednesday, Jan. 3 (“Delaware needs to invest in state’s children”), Amanda Owen Van Horne points out the many benefits of the Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFPP), and suggests “following the recommendations of the Coalition for Delaware Kids.” Checking out the Coalition for […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is this really Delaware’s idea of ‘shared sacrifice’?

In the Great Budget Reset of 2017, the legislature and the administration of our state made two decisions. One was to end the estate tax, protecting inherited wealth, and the other was to end the state prescription assistance program which aided low-income seniors and disabled Delawareans with drug costs. The justification for eliminating the estate […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislative budget cuts hurting Delaware senior citizens

In reading the article on the front page of the Delaware State News this morning, I was so saddened to read further about the budget cuts to senior centers and the huge impact it is having. (“Nonprofits fret over state funding,” Aug. 2) I work for the Modern Maturity Center. I have been here for […]