Guest Blog: Fighting Hunger in Maryland

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy The following guest post is written by Michael J. Wilson, Director for Maryland Hunger Solutions (MHS). The Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network is hosting it’s Fourth Annual “Fighting Hunger in Maryland” conference on September 29. To learn more, read below and register at the Maryland Hunger Solutions website.   Despite being one of the wealthiest states in the country, over 780,000 Marylanders struggle to put food on the table. Statewide, one in eight households faces a constant battle against hunger, …

Guest Blog: Eight Reasons ‘Work and Save’ Will Help Marylanders

Posted on 09/5/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy In early August, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed AARP Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Mysiewicz Gill to the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders. (Read more about that announcement here.) Chosen to represent AARP Maryland and our state’s retirees on this so-called “Work and Save” plan, Sarah will meet with other Task Force members throughout the remainder of this year and issue a report to Governor O’Malley in December 2014. In the following special guest blog, Sarah highlights the …

Southern Maryland: What’s on Your Mind?

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Southern Marylanders: AARP wants to hear what’s on your mind. Traveling by van, AARP state office staff will visit the largely rural area of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties next month to discuss issues such as retirement security, caregiving and affordable utilities. The events include a networking hour in Solomons Island, Oct. 7; a volunteers breakfast in Charlotte Hall, Oct. 8; and a breakfast in Waldorf, Oct. 9. AARP members and nonmembers alike are invited, as are local elected …

Make Your Voice Heard During AARP’s Upcoming Tour of Southern Maryland!

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy Do you live in southern Maryland? Would you like a chance to talk to AARP in your community about the issues that matter to you and your family? Now’s your chance! AARP Maryland is hosting three member events around Southern Maryland during the dates of October 7-9, 2014, to raise awareness on important issues including retirement security, keeping utility rates as low as possible, and elder abuse. Join us for a conversation on these important topics, have refreshments and make …

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

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

Advocacy 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 …

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

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

Advocacy 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, …