Share Your Opinion: Oahu’s Water Master Plan

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Are you interested in the future of Oahu’s water supply? Water quality, affordability and availability are critical parts of being able to live well and age in place in Hawaii. The Board of Water Supply (BWS) is looking for public comment on their draft of the Water Master Plan (WMP), a comprehensive program that looks ahead 30 years to evaluate the entire water system, quantify future demands and source options, identify necessary improvements, and balance needs and costs of providing water to …

Free ‘Think of Your Future’ Workshops on Maui and Hawaii Island

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AARP understands that residents of Hawaii want to make the most of their future. Sometimes it is hard to navigate that process. That’s why AARP is providing free, unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions, so you can live the life you want to live! Attend one of two free workshops on Saturday, August 27. Both events are free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Materials and refreshments will be provided to attendees. Each “Think of Your Future Workshop” will include discussions on: • …

Team AARP Participating in 16th Annual Ride Across Maryland on June 4-5

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  AARP Maryland is set to participate in the upcoming Ride Across Maryland (RAM), a two-day motorcycle event with an ultimate goal of raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The RAM 2016 event is in its 16th year, and will include the first-ever “Team AARP,” consisting of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland who will individually complete a 150-mile ride throughout Maryland—from Columbia to Ocean City. The excursion will include escorts over the Chesapeake …

Fight Elder Abuse and Shred Documents with AARP in Baltimore County!

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AARP Maryland and Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) invite Baltimore County area residents to learn about preventing elder abuse and take time to shred unneeded documents for free during an event on Wednesday, June 15. The shred will take place as part of the BC-REST World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum. The event will be held at the Sollers Point Multipurpose Center at 320 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD. The shredding time will be 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To …

Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K – Get Involved with AARP!

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Join Team AARP at the Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K! 6/6/16: Volunteers are no longer needed, but we hope to see everyone at the event! AARP Maryland is a sponsor of the Baltimore Women’s Classic, taking place on Sunday, June 26. Event details here; read below to find out how to get involved with Team AARP! AARP National Office and state office women near the Baltimore-area are encouraged to run or walk with Team AARP for the Mid-Atlantic’s largest all-women’s 5K. …

Governor Hogan Signs Retirement Savings, Family Caregiving Bills

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Contacts: Tammy Bresnahan, 410-302-8451 tbresnahan@aarp.org Nancy Carr, 410-895-7610 ncarr@aarp.org New legislation will help nearly one million Maryland workers save for retirement and 800,000 family caregivers receive better aftercare instruction Annapolis, MD—AARP in Maryland is celebrating legislative wins for 50+ Marylanders and their families after Governor Larry Hogan signed two important pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday that will affect retirement savings and support for family caregivers. Help us say “thank you” to Maryland lawmakers for passing these bills! Taking a …

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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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 …