Honoring Unsung Heroes During National Family Caregivers Month

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Maryland Tammy’s story may be familiar to some: “I got a call from my sister Debbie—her husband Donny had fourth stage lung cancer. He was 63. What does 4th stage cancer means to a family that meant Debbie and the rest of our family would need to be creative. It meant time off from work, sitters for the kids, and coordinated trips to three different hospitals, making meals, trips to the pharmacy. Life had ended as we knew it.” Register now …

Veterans Deserve Thanks During Veteran’s Day and Beyond

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Maryland America’s military veterans have served our country in battle during two World Wars, and in Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places near and far. They did their part. Many are still doing their part. On Veterans Day, it’s our turn to honor and serve them. This Veteran’s Day, AARP is reminding Marylanders and those across the county that we are dedicated to veterans–and with help from caring AARP members, our organization has donated over $311,000 to the USO helping open two …

2014 AARP Maryland Andrus Award for Community Service Winners Announced!

Posted on 11/4/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Maryland | Volunteering Theodore “Ted” Mobley of Harwood, Maryland, has been awarded the 2014 AARP Maryland Andrus Award for Community Service–the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Maryland selected Mobley for his remarkable service which has greatly benefited the community and inspired other volunteers. Mobley brings the Celebrate Recovery Inside program to two prisons in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County. The program provides the opportunity for inmates to receive help for their “hurts, habits and hang-ups” with a special emphasis …

Bill Would Boost Workers’ Savings

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland | Money & Work To help Marylanders prepare for retirement, AARP is pushing for a Work and Save bill. If passed in 2015, the law would require private companies with at least five employees to provide a retirement savings plan through payroll deduction. Workers could opt out, and employers would not be required to contribute. Workers earning $30,000 to $50,000 annually are 15 times more likely to save for retirement if they have a plan at work than if they don’t, according to the …

Visiones claramente divididas

Posted on 10/23/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland Por Effie Dawson Los dos candidatos a gobernador de Maryland —el actual vicegobernador Anthony Brown, demócrata, y el empresario Larry Hogan, republicano— tienen planes diferentes para abordar asuntos de importancia para los votantes mayores, como las tarifas de los servicios públicos, las pensiones estatales, la protección del consumidor y la prestación de cuidados, entre otras. Cada candidato fue entrevistado por AARP Bulletin. Estas son algunas de sus respuestas: • Servicios públicos. A Brown, de 52 años, le gustaría reducir la …

Learn How to Fight Fraud in Maryland

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Local Resources | Maryland Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. Last year alone, 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft  that’s one person victimized every 3 seconds. With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, how can you protect yourself and your family? The Top Three Scams in Maryland are: 1. Identity Theft 2. Banks and Lenders 3. Debt Collections AARP has a big megaphone right …