Drive to End Hunger Spring Forward Food Drive AARP Maryland

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

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 …

Control Your End-of-Life Care Through MOLST

Control Your End-of-Life Care Through MOLST

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Effie Dawson Bill and Christine Cable, of Annapolis, know firsthand the importance of articulating end-of-life medical wishes. A close friend who had bone cancer designated the couple to make medical decisions for him if he became unable to make them on his own. The Cables and their friend also sat down with a doctor and completed a form with very specific decisions on whether to use CPR, feeding tubes and other treatments to extend his life. “It was all …

AARP and Partners Help Marylanders 'Spring Forward' During Food Drive

AARP and Partners Help Marylanders ‘Spring Forward’ During Food Drive

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

Health & Wellbeing Daylight Saving Time (“Spring Forward”) begins on Sunday, March 9. What better way to celebrate than with a week’s worth of giving beforehand? AARP Maryland and partners (Maryland Food Bank, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Safeway, WBAL TV 11 and the U.S. Postal Service) will kick off the 27th Annual Harvest for the Hungry Spring Forward Food Drive on Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. This event will take place at Faith Community Church, a longtime Maryland Food Bank …

"Hunger Takes No Holiday:" Volunteer and Make a Difference in Maryland

“Hunger Takes No Holiday:” Volunteer and Make a Difference in Maryland

Posted on 02/10/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Health & Wellbeing (Post updated on 2/10/14) To volunteer for the 2014 Drive to End Hunger food drive in Maryland, please visit our official 2014 sign-up page. Hunger takes no holiday. Get involved and help us make a difference for hungry seniors! Volunteers are needed to staff tables at Safeway stores around Maryland in March 1-9, 2014 to help encourage food donations. Pre-filled bags will be available for shoppers to purchase for a small fee and it’s an easy way to donate. Training for volunteers will …

A Maryland for All Ages: 2014 Priorities

A Maryland for All Ages: 2014 Priorities

Posted on 02/3/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Health & Wellbeing For media inquiries, please contact Tresa Ballard, Director of Communications, at tballard@aarp.org. Make no mistake about it: 2014 will be an incredibly busy legislative session in Maryland. As an AARP member–even if you just live in our state–we want you to be educated about our focus this year and how you can help make life better for the 50+ in our great state. In addition to making its voice heard amongst high-profile political races including the attorney general and gubernatorial …