People with Disabilities Ask Court to Stop Maryland Paratransit Discrimination

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Maryland | Press For Interviews, Please Contact: AARP MD Communications Director Trésa Ballard tballard@aarp.org 410-370-5305 January 20, 2015 – A lawsuit filed on Friday, January 16, by Maryland Disability Law Center and AARP Foundation Litigation attorneys on behalf of a proposed class of individuals with disabilities claims that the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation are improperly denying eligibility and access to paratransit. “People need reliable access to paratransit to get to work, life-saving medical appointments, and other critical life …

Join Our New Maryland Crush Monday Craze!

Posted on 01/5/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Maryland Our “crush” on Maryland has just begun, with our new “Maryland Crush Monday” Facebook series that highlights some of the most spectacular sights our state has to offer! We’ve had a lot of fun “crushing” on Maryland in 2014! So much so, that we will now be doing one MCM post a month, and we want to know what areas YOU love about our state! Send us your pictures and fun facts of your favorite places in Maryland, and your …

Concerns Over Possible Loss of Phone Landlines

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maryland Marylanders are facing a potential phaseout of copper landlines, as phone companies seek to move customers to cheaper—but not necessarily as reliable—telephone technology. The threat is especially worrisome to those who need a landline phone in emergencies and those in rural areas. Congestion can delay 911 calls on wireless networks. “AARP embraces the use of new technology. But when it comes to replacing reliable, affordable landline service, any new technology must be as good or better than the current product—and …

Are You a 50+ Marylander and On the Job Hunt?

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Maryland | Money & Work Are you over age 50 and frustrated by your job search?  AARP is committed to helping experienced workers achieve their employment goals and help them turn dreams into real possibilities.  Bringing a rich history, experienced adults are more important to America’s workforce than ever. The Jewish Council for the Aging’s (JCA) Career Gateway Program can help you hone your resume, polish your networking and interviewing skills, use Internet job search resources more effectively, and turn your age and experience to …

Volunteer for 2015 Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Maryland | Volunteering 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 suffer in silence. That’s why AARP and AARP Foundation have teamed up for Drive to End Hunger. Help make a difference in your community. Volunteer during our Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in March …

Fighting for Marylanders: AARP Legislative Priorities for 2015

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Local Resources | Maryland | Money & Work | Volunteering   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 2015. Read our 1/13 Letter to the Editor in the Baltimore Sun, “Hogan must help Marylanders secure their retirement“ Financial Resiliency Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Retirement Income AARP supports amending Maryland’s tax law, which would allow income from a rollover individual retirement account (IRA) or annuity under Section 408 of the Internal …