Volunteer Career Development Mentors Being Recruited in Baltimore!

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland | Volunteering Ready to help make a real difference in someone’s life? Help them change the world? AARP Maryland has joined up with Associated Black Charities to help recruit mentors! And you could very well be perfect for the program. AARP Maryland has joined up with Associated Black Charities to recruit mentors! The Volunteer Career Mentor Program connects low-wage workers of color with mentors, who would provide career coaching and professional development advice. Consider using your time and talents to help someone …

Help Hungry Marylanders “Spring Forward” During Food Drive

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Local Resources | Maryland | Volunteering More than 773,000 Marylanders are unsure of where their next meal is coming from and, especially after the holidays, help is needed more than ever. Last year’s Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry food drive collected 4,750 bags of food for hungry Marylanders – equaling more than 47,500 pounds of food and 39,583 meals! We sat down with AARP Maryland Associate State Director, Jennifer Holz, and asked her some questions about the campaign (taking place this year from Saturday, February 28 …

Women Disproportionately Impacted by Caregiving and Retirement Savings

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Maryland | Money & Work Nancy LeaMond is the Executive Vice President for AARP’s State and National Group – and a long-time resident of Maryland’s Montgomery County. I’m delighted to have an opportunity to reach out to AARP’s nearly 870,000 members in the state of Maryland. Our members, volunteers and activists are community leaders, and an action-oriented group who care deeply about making Maryland a better place for our fellow citizens — especially women. No doubt, with a new Governor and new Legislative Session having just …

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 …