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Delawareans Express Concerns on Pressing Issues

Fifty one percent of Delawareans 50+ say they are worried about choices regarding the type of long-term care services available to them and their family, as found by a recent AARP survey conducted in the first state. The survey also revealed that half of adults 50+ say that health care issues are the top problem or challenges facing mid-life and older adults in the First State. Three in ten cite economic issues as the largest challenge.

“With Delaware’s population aging faster than most states, it’s more important than ever to listen to our community and AARP members and learn more about their concerns, dreams, and challenges,” said Lucretia Young, AARP State Director. “Understanding these issues allows us to provide information to help them live their best lives.”

Delaware’s survey was part of a major national AARP survey of Americans 50+. In addition to broad national findings on issues spanning health care to transportation to financial security, every state surveyed a group of its 50+ population. Here in Delaware, more than 400 participated in the telephone survey.

Highlights of the survey include:
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