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Stay Connected: Newest Volunteer Opportunities in Maryland

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

Events | Maryland | Volunteering   Updated 3/21/14! If you had the chance to help a neighbor, solve a community problem or advocate for a cause you care about, would you do it? Our members tell us that they want to make a difference, and AARP MD will showcase opportunities here for you to get connected to opportunity that make your feel great — either through AARP MD or through a community partner! Please take a look at the volunteer opportunities in Maryland below, which …

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Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

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

Home & Family | Maryland 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 …

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 | Maryland 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 …

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

Maryland | Money & Work That’s how many Marylanders were kept out of poverty by Social Security income each year, on average, from 2010 to 2012, according to an AARP Public Policy Institute report. Of those, over 200,000 were 65 or older. Nationally, Social Security kept more than 22 million people out of poverty; over 15 million were 65-plus. Here is an infographic displaying quick facts on Social Security in Maryland (click on the image to enlarge):

Volunteering with AARP Maryland can open up boundless opportunities!

We Want YOU! Nine Ways to Connect with AARP Maryland

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

Advocacy | Maryland | Volunteering “The human contribution is the essential ingredient.” -Ethyl Percy Andrus, founder of AARP You might be surprised at how many different ways there are to volunteer with AARP in Maryland! Here are nine great examples of how you can connect with us: Register for our FREE Volunteer Welcome Workshop on 4/1!  1) Do you strike up conversations with strangers everywhere you go? You might just be an Outreach Emissary. AARP Maryland Emissaries work collaboratively with AARP members, chapters, the public …

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

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Maryland | Press | Volunteering 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 …