Learn How to Fight Fraud in Maryland

Posted on 10/21/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft, investment fraud and other types of scams. Last year alone, 12.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft  that’s one person victimized every 3 seconds. With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, how can you protect yourself and your family? The Top Three Scams in Maryland are: 1. Identity Theft 2. Banks and Lenders 3. Debt Collections AARP has a big megaphone right …

Brown vs. Hogan: Clear Divide on Issues

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy By Effie Dawson The two candidates for governor of Maryland—Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, a Democrat, and businessman Larry Hogan, a Republican—have different plans for issues important to older voters, including utility rates, state pensions, consumer protection and caregiving. Each candidate was interviewed by the AARP Bulletin. Here are some responses: Utilities. Brown, 52, would like to reduce the amount of energy that utility companies have to import to the state. He intends to explore additional power sources within Maryland, such …

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 Spots for the Waldorf area event are now filled! Sign up for the remaining two events below. 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 …

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

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

Advocacy 10/1 Update: Our third and final event in Waldorf is now at capacity, but seats remain for our other two events! Sign up below.  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 …