Volunteers Can Play Many Vital Roles

Volunteers Can Play Many Vital Roles

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Maryland | Volunteering AARP Experience Corps volunteer Rosalyn Gross enjoys reading with Liberty Elementary student Madison Powell. Photo by Matt Roth By Sheila Gibbons Rosalyn Gross recalls how tough the sixth grade was. Convinced she couldn’t read, barely passing tests, she drew the attention of a teacher who refused to accept the status quo. “He put me in spelling bees when I couldn’t spell. He would make me do presentations when I didn’t want to be in front of people,” said Gross, 63. …

Diane Bell-McKoy

Maryland’s Diane Bell-McKoy Begins AARP National Policy Council Term

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Maryland | Press AARP recently welcomed Diane Bell-McKoy to its National Policy Council. Bell-McKoy will serve a two-year term. “I am honored to join the AARP National Policy Council.” Bell-McKoy said. “It is an organization committed to service, inspiring social change and ensuring that people of all backgrounds age with dignity and respect. I look forward to serving AARP members and the broader 50+ population.” Bell-McKoy, of Baltimore, Maryland, is President/CEO of Associated Black Charities, Maryland’s leading African-American philanthropic organization. Its signature strategy, …

New Scorecard Indicates Maryland Needs Improvement to Better Serve Older, Disabled Residents

New Scorecard Indicates Maryland Needs Improvement to Better Serve Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maryland | Press Baltimore – Today, AARP released a new, comprehensive, state-by-state Scorecard on meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Maryland ranks 23rd overall, but AARP warns more must be done–and it must happen at an accelerated pace. The 2014 Scorecard from AARP was compiled with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. “The news is mixed. Maryland has been working to improve the balancing of services away from nursing homes and towards home and …

Wanted: A Communications Intern!

Wanted: A Communications Intern!

Posted on 06/13/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Maryland Those interested should send a resume and a short paragraph about why there is interest in the position to AARP Maryland’s Director of Communications, Tresa Ballard, at tballard@aarp.org. If you have questions, please email Ms. Ballard or call her at 410-895-7610. Are you an undergraduate looking for some real-world internship experience in the field of traditional and digital communications (like Facebook and Twitter)? AARP Maryland is offering a paid, exciting, entry-level internship that supports the AARP Maryland Communications Team! We are a small …

Learn Why Digital Volunteering Matters at AARP's 7/9 event

Learn Why Digital Volunteering Matters at AARP’s 7/9 event

Posted on 06/8/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Maryland | Volunteering Looking to boost your knowledge of all things digital? From computer skills, to advocacy efforts, to smartphone techniques and the latest apps, learn how to hone your digital skills and become a better overall volunteer for it! Three sessions will be offered by AARP Maryland during our day-long Digital Volunteer Training program on July 9 at the campus of University of Maryland Baltimore County. To register, contact Mike Kulick at 410-895-7604. To register, contact Mike Kulick at 410-895-7604. To register, …

Jean Setzfand, Vice President, Financial Security, AARP Education & Outreach

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Maryland | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …