Guest Blog: Fighting Hunger in Maryland

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

Health & Wellbeing 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, …

Discover the ‘Power of Age’ at the Baby Boomer and Senior Expo in Timonium!

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Free tickets to this event are available! If interested, email Jen Holz at jholz@aarp.org.  Want to discover the Power of Age? The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) Baby Boomer and Senior Expo will do just that! With a 2014 theme of “Mapping Your Journey,” this year’s BCDA Expo will take place on October 22 & 23, 2014 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Get more information now! Baby Boomer/Senior Expo celebrates its 27th year at the Maryland …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Concerns Growing Over Elder Abuse

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Christopher J. Gearon Barbara Korenblit, a division chief in the Baltimore County Department of Aging, has seen an increase in cases like this: An 82-year-old woman called Korenblit’s office after being ordered to appear in court over thousands of dollars in unpaid credit card bills attributed to her granddaughter, who surreptitiously obtained the woman’s Social Security number to obtain a credit card. The woman also received harassing calls from creditors and found that her bank account had been garnished—all …

Drive to End Hunger Spring Forward Food Drive Success!

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Health & Wellbeing “Hunger knows no holiday.”  This phrase, uttered often by the late Larry Adam, founder of the successful yearly Maryland food drive “Harvest for the Hungry,” was kept close to heart by the more than 130 AARP volunteers who staffed tables at Maryland-area Safeway stores this year from March 1-9 to encourage donations toward this year’s campaign.   Their efforts were not in vain, as this year’s Harvest for the Hungry “Spring Forward” food drive collected 4,750 bags of food for …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …