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, …

Maryland Establishes Retirement Security Task Force

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy May 12, 2014 – Today marked a monumental occasion for Marylanders seeking retirement security as Governor O’Malley established the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders. This task force will, according to the official press release, examine how Maryland can improve retirement security for private-sector employees, and it will recommend concrete steps that the State can take to ensure all private-sector employees in Maryland have the opportunity to save for their future and live independently as they age. “People …

Become an AARP Executive Council Member!

Posted on 05/7/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy We’re looking for people who want to bring their commitment and talents to making a difference in the lives of people 50+ in Maryland. If you have a passion for the issues faced by people 50+, and are a strategic thinker and planner who has led others to achieve common goals, we encourage you to learn more about AARP’s volunteer leadership positions. We have included a description of the position for your reference please click here: 2014 Executive Council Position Description …

Attorney General Election Primary June 24

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy Maryland will choose a new attorney general this year. AARP Maryland urges voters to educate themselves about the candidates and cast a ballot in the June 24 primary election. The attorney general enforces laws dealing with fraud and consumer protection—and appoints the people’s counsel to represent residential customers before the Public Service Commission. Voters age 50 or older are a powerful force in Maryland. Exit polls show two-thirds of voters in the state’s 2012 GOP presidential primary were 50-plus, as …

We Want YOU! Nine Ways to Connect with AARP Maryland

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy “The human contribution is the essential ingredient.” -Ethyl Percy Andrus, founder of AARP You might be surprised at how many different ways there are to volunteer with AARP in Maryland! Here are nine great examples of how you can connect with us: 1) Do you strike up conversations with strangers everywhere you go? You might just be an Outreach Emissary. AARP Maryland Emissaries work collaboratively with AARP members, chapters, the public and local organizations across the state to share information …