Holiday Visits Provide Opportunities to Check on the Well-Being of Older Relatives

Posted on 12/12/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Maryland By Nicole Duritz I remember visiting a great aunt over the holidays a few years ago and sitting across the kitchen table from her as she was taking her (many) morning medications. As we’re chatting, I noticed her going for the same prescription bottle that she just took a pill from. I asked, “Didn’t you just take that one?” She looked a little surprised and said, “Oh, well, I guess two can’t hurt.” I gently explained that taking her medications …

Know Safety, No Accidents: Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Maryland By: Julie E. Lee No matter how many years of driving experience you may have, adverse weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. Snow, ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the dangerous conditions you could encounter during the winter months Knowing how to drive safely in harsh weather conditions can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Follow these 5 tips for driving in winter weather to help you stay safe on …

Attend the Free MLK Jr. Breakfast Reception on January 19

Posted on 12/4/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Maryland “WHATEVER AFFECTS ONE DIRECTLY, AFFECTS ALL INDIRECTLY. I CAN NEVER BE WHAT I OUGHT TO BE UNTIL YOU ARE WHAT YOU OUGHT TO BE. THIS IS THE INTERRELATED STRUCTURE OF REALITY.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. It’s a tradition! Please…be our guest. Please join AARP Maryland as we celebrate 65 years of unity and service at our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast event. This event is free of charge! There, we will focus on new ways to be a voice …

CARE Act, ‘Work and Save’ Plan Top Legislative Agenda

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland By Christopher J. Gearon Regina Brisco, 58, of Salisbury, knows a thing or two about caregiving. She helps her sister look after their 82-year-old mother in Cambridge, assists her husband in managing his diabetes and resulting neuropathy, and cared for him before his kidney replacement. She also helps several septuagenarians through her church and volunteers at the Maryland Home & Community Caregiver Resource Center. She said she thinks Maryland’s 1.2 million caregivers need more support, recognition and resources to help …

Is Your Car Winter Ready?

Posted on 11/25/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Maryland By Julie E. Lee Although the winter months bring joyful holidays with family and friends, they can also bring unpredictable weather and dangerous driving conditions. Snow, black ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the driving challenges you may have to contend with this season. But what’s your first line of defense and the easiest way to ensure a safe winter on the roads? Winterizing your car! Thankfully, winterizing most vehicles is simple, and requires little more …

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.” Interested in …