Delaware State Treasurer Colleen C. Davis
[COMMENTARY] People with disabilities deserve to be able to save money for their future

Delaware Treasurer Colleen Davis writes in support of federal legislation that would raise the maximum age of eligibility to open an ABLE account from 26 to 46. ABLE accounts are savings accounts with certain tax benefits available to people with disabilities. An estimated 0.5 percent of eligible U.S. residents have an ABLE account and the national association of state treasurers has warned that without a large infusion of new money – as would likely happen with an eligibility expansion – the program may collapse.

kids on adaptive bicycles
Smiles abundant as 20 kids receive adaptive bicycles

The nonprofit Preston’s March for Energy, along with Fusion Racing and Placers, a local staffing agency, gave away 20 adaptive bikes to children with mobility limitations after a Newark 5K fundraising run/walk. The president of Placers says he hopes to make the giveaway a yearly event.

doctor looking at medical chart and child patient
For hospital patients, bedside tablets and apps are providing some control over care

An increasing number of hospitals are offering “interactive patient-care systems” — a tablet with controls and apps patients can use, including one with access to their hospital medical information. Physicians and health care researchers report that patients using these systems are more engaged in their care and miscommunications about medical records are reduced.

Patricia Pecora, of Dover, competes in a swimming event in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games
Dover woman shines at Special Olympics World Games

Special Olympics swimmer Patricia Pecora medalled twice at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Likewise, tennis player Andrew Crout won two medals in tennis, while bowler Edward Joyner also had two top-ten finishes. Pecora and Crout, both long-time competitors, said the opportunity to compete at the highest level was the biggest award.