Honoring Unsung Heroes During National Family Caregivers Month

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Home & Family Tammy’s story may be familiar to some: “I got a call from my sister Debbie—her husband Donny had fourth stage lung cancer. He was 63. What does 4th stage cancer means to a family that meant Debbie and the rest of our family would need to be creative. It meant time off from work, sitters for the kids, and coordinated trips to three different hospitals, making meals, trips to the pharmacy. Life had ended as we knew it.” Register now …

Guest Blog: Fighting Hunger in Maryland

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

Home & Family 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, …

AARP Movies for Grownups to Showcase the Film CYBER-SENIORS in Baltimore County on 9/15

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

Home & Family   Documentary screening encourages older adults to get online and connects attendees with youth “mentors” Register for free now! Members of the Media Interested in Attending, Please Contact: Trésa Ballard, Communications, AARP MD: tballard@aarp.org; (410) 370-5305 or Communications Office, Baltimore County Public Schools: (410) 887-5908 [Baltimore] – AARP Maryland and Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, will join with the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Parent University to host a free screening of the documentary CYBER-SENIORS on Monday, September 15, …

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

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

Home & Family 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 …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

Concerns Growing Over Elder Abuse

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

Home & Family 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 …