Volunteer for 2015 Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Home & Family Some people can’t afford to splurge on certain luxuries–unfortunately, food is considered a luxury for many. Every day, nearly nine million older Americans face the risk of hunger. They’re our friends, our neighbors and our family, and they don’t want to be a burden–so they suffer in silence. That’s why AARP and AARP Foundation have teamed up for Drive to End Hunger. Help make a difference in your community. Volunteer during our Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in March …

Know Safety, No Accidents: Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By: Julie E. Lee No matter how many years of driving experience you may have, adverse weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. Snow, ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the dangerous conditions you could encounter during the winter months Knowing how to drive safely in harsh weather conditions can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Follow these 5 tips for driving in winter weather to help you stay safe on …

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.” Interested in …

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 …