Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

Julie Lee

Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

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

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Most people wouldn’t associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age. Whether it’s squatting to get into your vehicle, turning your head to check blind spots, or flexing your foot to reach the brake pedal, driving is a full-body activity. According to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab, four areas of …

AARP Asking for Study on Moving Landlines to Unregulated Wireless

AARP Asking for Study on Moving Landlines to Unregulated Wireless

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Home & Family IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 6, 2014      CONTACT:  Tammy Bresnahan (410) 302-8451, tbresnahan@aarp.org or Tresa Ballard (410) 370-5305, tballard@aarp.org Baltimore – As the telecom industry continues to push toward moving from land line to wireless services, the question is apparent: could the decision hurt some Marylanders? Advocates feel that answering this question is critical before any decisions are made to be sure the needs of vulnerable individuals are considered. AARP, Keep Maryland Connected, Common Cause, and Communications Workers of America will testify …

A Maryland for All Ages: 2014 Priorities

A Maryland for All Ages: 2014 Priorities

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

Home & Family 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 …

Legislation Would Recognize Caregivers' Rights

Legislation Would Recognize Caregivers’ Rights

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family At any given time, about 770,000 Marylanders are taking care of aging or ailing loved ones. But who’s looking out for the caregivers? AARP Maryland is urging lawmakers to pass a Caregivers Bill of Rights during the 2014 legislative session. The measure calls for the right to work for an understanding, supportive employer; to expect legislators to acknowledge the value of caregivers’ volunteer service and help ease the burden through tax credits; to expect medical professionals to recognize the caregiver’s …

Julie Lee

Four Things You Didn’t Learn in Driver’s Ed

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety in the Education & Outreach group Life on the road looks quite a bit different today than it did when most of us older drivers got our driver’s licenses. Formal driver’s education – or “driver’s ed” courses – first became available in the U.S. in the 1930s, and just as the rules of the road, automobiles and roadway infrastructure are constantly changing, so too are the safety …