Brown vs. Hogan: Clear Divide on Issues

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland By Effie Dawson The two candidates for governor of Maryland—Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, a Democrat, and businessman Larry Hogan, a Republican—have different plans for issues important to older voters, including utility rates, state pensions, consumer protection and caregiving. Each candidate was interviewed by the AARP Bulletin. Here are some responses: Utilities. Brown, 52, would like to reduce the amount of energy that utility companies have to import to the state. He intends to explore additional power sources within Maryland, such …

Guest Blog: Fighting Hunger in Maryland

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maryland The following guest post is written by Michael J. Wilson, Director for Maryland Hunger Solutions (MHS). The Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network is hosting it’s Fourth Annual “Fighting Hunger in Maryland” conference on September 29. To learn more, read below and register at the Maryland Hunger Solutions website.   Despite being one of the wealthiest states in the country, over 780,000 Marylanders struggle to put food on the table. Statewide, one in eight households faces a constant battle against hunger, …

Discover the ‘Power of Age’ at the Baby Boomer and Senior Expo in Timonium!

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Maryland Free tickets to this event are available! If interested, email Jen Holz at jholz@aarp.org.  Want to discover the Power of Age? The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) Baby Boomer and Senior Expo will do just that! With a 2014 theme of “Mapping Your Journey,” this year’s BCDA Expo will take place on October 22 & 23, 2014 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Get more information now! Baby Boomer/Senior Expo celebrates its 27th year at the Maryland …

Guest Blog: Eight Reasons ‘Work and Save’ Will Help Marylanders

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland | Money & Work In early August, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed AARP Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Mysiewicz Gill to the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders. (Read more about that announcement here.) Chosen to represent AARP Maryland and our state’s retirees on this so-called “Work and Save” plan, Sarah will meet with other Task Force members throughout the remainder of this year and issue a report to Governor O’Malley in December 2014. In the following special guest blog, Sarah highlights the …

AARP Movies for Grownups to Showcase the Film CYBER-SENIORS in Baltimore County on 9/15

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Maryland | Volunteering   Documentary screening encourages older adults to get online and connects attendees with youth “mentors” Register for free now! Members of the Media Interested in Attending, Please Contact: Trésa Ballard, Communications, AARP MD: tballard@aarp.org; (410) 370-5305 or Communications Office, Baltimore County Public Schools: (410) 887-5908 [Baltimore] – AARP Maryland and Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, will join with the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Parent University to host a free screening of the documentary CYBER-SENIORS on Monday, September 15, …

Southern Maryland: What’s on Your Mind?

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland Southern Marylanders: AARP wants to hear what’s on your mind. Traveling by van, AARP state office staff will visit the largely rural area of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties next month to discuss issues such as retirement security, caregiving and affordable utilities. The events include a networking hour in Solomons Island, Oct. 7; a volunteers breakfast in Charlotte Hall, Oct. 8; and a breakfast in Waldorf, Oct. 9. AARP members and nonmembers alike are invited, as are local elected …