Fighting for Marylanders: AARP Legislative Priorities for 2015

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

Advocacy   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. 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 Revenue Code (IRC) to be included (up to almost $27,000) within the State income tax subtraction modification allowed …

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

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

Advocacy 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 …

Honoring Unsung Heroes During National Family Caregivers Month

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

Advocacy 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 …

Veterans Deserve Thanks During Veteran’s Day and Beyond

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

Advocacy 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 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 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 …