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Calling All Veterans! Free AARP Event on 3/31 in Annapolis

Posted on 02/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

This event is now over, but we hope to do another veterans event in the future! Please keep checking our blog for future events. AARP Maryland is proud to be a Commemorative Partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. As a partner of this event, AARP Maryland is holding a Veteran’s Legislative Day in Annapolis during the Maryland Legislative Session. Each veteran in attendance who served between November 1, 1955 and May 15th, 1975 (regardless of location) …

Help Hungry Marylanders “Spring Forward” From February 27 – March 5!

Posted on 02/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

Can you help hungry Marylanders “spring forward?” It’s easy to help, during our 2016 Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry food drive, taking place at Safeway stores across the region between February 27 – March 5! Shoppers across the DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia region can purchase a $10 pre-stuffed bag of food (or any loose donations are accepted) at all Safeway stores in the region. Additionally, to help encourage these donations, AARP volunteers and Girl Scouts will be placed at tables …

Volunteer for the 2016 Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in Maryland!

Posted on 01/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

February 23, 2016 update: The registration period for volunteering for Spring Forward 2016 is now closed–but you can still get involved by donating to the campaign from Feb 27-March 5! Visit this page to learn more. Some people can’t afford to splurge on certain luxuries–unfortunately, food is considered a luxury for many. Every day, nearly nine million older Americans face the risk of hunger. They’re our friends, our neighbors and our family, and they don’t want to be a burden–so they …

Help Maryland’s 771K Family Caregivers. Support the CARE Act in 2016

Posted on 01/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

The CARE Act has *passed* the Maryland House & Senate, and will become law once signed by Governor Hogan! Please visit our thank you page and take two minutes to send your message of gratitude to our legislators! More than 771,000 Marylanders are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently at home – where they want to be. These caregivers have a big job, and we can all help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—to …

Fighting for Marylanders: AARP Legislative Priorities for 2016

Posted on 12/11/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

  AARP is excited to be working for its members again during the Maryland Legislative Session. Here are the main issues that we are fighting for in 2016. Financial Resiliency Secure Choice Marylanders have wide-ranging financial concerns, including finding work, protecting their assets, supporting family members and preparing for retirement. A secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Marylanders who do not have a way to save at work. That is why AARP Maryland is advocating for the …

Help Create Change in 2016: Join Us for Annapolis Lobby Days!

Posted on 12/3/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

The upcoming 2016 legislative session in Maryland has AARP fighting for many important issues that affect 50+ Marylanders–including retirement security and protection for caregivers. In order to be successful in this fight, we need the support of our nearly 880,000 members statewide! Want to have your opinions heard and make a difference at the same time? AARP Maryland is hosting several AARP Lobby Days in Annapolis during the 2016 Maryland Legislative Session (see below for dates and details). Attend one or more of …

Dreams for Your Own Business? Join our 10/28 Live Webcast!

Posted on 10/26/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

More 50+ Americans are finding out every day that owning a small business can be a great opportunity. Whether out of necessity to generate income or to turn a passion into a paycheck, older entrepreneurs are starting small businesses more than any other age group! So where do you start if you’re interested? How do you turn an idea into reality? Tune into a special AARP Encore Entrepreneur telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 28 from 7-8 p.m. Experts from AARP …

Discover the Perfect Career! Join our 9/24 Live Webcast [updated with link to recording]

Posted on 09/18/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

Thanks to all who tuned into this event! To watch a recording of this webcast, click here.  The average person spends over 100,000 hours of their life working–so it’s important to love what you do. So, what if you’re at an impasse in your working life? Learn how to feel more rewarded and fulfilled by your career! It may be easier than you think. Tune into a special AARP Maryland teletown hall and live webcast on Thursday, September 24 at 6 pm ET, …

Giving Back Can Start with “Nah”

Posted on 09/10/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

The following guest blog was written by Bethesda Chevy Chase High School senior Addisu Dempsey, who with the help of his twin sister Tirhas founded a community assistance group they named “NAH (Nobody’s Alone Here).” Everybody knows that teenagers say “nah” a lot. My mother used to make a face when my twin sister and I would answer, “nah” — but not anymore! Ever since I realized what else it could stand for, all of us are proud to talk …

Driver’s Safety: Talking to Loved Ones

Posted on 08/10/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/mkulick/" title="Posts by Michael Kulick" rel="author">Michael Kulick</a> | AARP Maryland |

You may be seeing signs that their driving skills are not quite what they used to be. Maybe their reflexes have slowed or their vision is not as strong. You are increasingly concerned not just about their personal safety, but also the safety of passengers and other drivers. Still, it’s a tough subject for most families. For the driver, to hang up the keys is to lose their independence. For families and caregivers, it means ensuring alternatives are available so …