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8:22 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Two More Influenza Cases in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware health officials have confirmed two new cases of influenza.

Influenza B was confirmed in a pre-school-aged boy from Newark and in a pre-school-aged girl from Dover on Oct. 20. Neither child was hospitalized.

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced the state's first confirmed case of influenza on Oct. 14. That case involved a 2-year-old from Sussex County who also did not need to be hospitalized.

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8:42 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Help for Seniors to Get Around in Sussex County

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There are a lot of seniors in Sussex who need to get around but don’t or can’t drive.

Now, retired principal Nancy Reichtl says she’s trying to bring iTN America. a national senior citizen driving co-op, to Sussex County.

Last month she asked Sussex County for $35-thousand to help get the program started.

Under the program riders will pay an annual membership fee.

They would get a hold of a dispatcher and a driver will be sent out.

The cost per mile will be one dollar.

The company already operates in more than a dozen states.

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Local News
8:56 am
Wed December 4, 2013

MD Senior Population Grows

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With the aging of the population in the state of Maryland  officials from the AARP are getting together to see what can be done to protect seniors in the coming years.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story:

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10:14 am
Wed June 19, 2013

NIH in Bethesda Looking to Hire Seniors

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Perhaps the best employer in Maryland for seniors is located in Bethesda where the National Institutes of Health has made a concerted effort to hire those over 50.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.

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9:21 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Seniors: Financial Victims of Family

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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.

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8:57 am
Tue March 20, 2012

New Financial Penalties Proposed for Crimes Against Seniors in Delaware


       DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate is eyeing a bill that would establish a new financial penalty for crimes against senior citizens in order to raise money to fund programs aimed at helping seniors.

     The bill passed the House in January and the Senate is expected to consider it on Tuesday.

     The legislation creates an additional penalty of $100 for crimes committed against people who are 62 years old or older.

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