Guest Blog: Eight Reasons ‘Work and Save’ Will Help Marylanders

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

Advocacy | Maryland | Money & Work In early August, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed AARP Senior Legislative Representative Sarah Mysiewicz Gill to the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders. (Read more about that announcement here.) Chosen to represent AARP Maryland and our state’s retirees on this so-called “Work and Save” plan, Sarah will meet with other Task Force members throughout the remainder of this year and issue a report to Governor O’Malley in December 2014. In the following special guest blog, Sarah highlights the …

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

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Maryland | Volunteering   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, …

Southern Maryland: What’s on Your Mind?

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland Spots for the Waldorf area event are now filled! Sign up for the remaining two events below. Southern Marylanders: AARP wants to hear what’s on your mind. Traveling by van, AARP state office staff will visit the largely rural area of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties next month to discuss issues such as retirement security, caregiving and affordable utilities. The events include a networking hour in Solomons Island, Oct. 7; a volunteers breakfast in Charlotte Hall, Oct. 8; and …

Make Your Voice Heard During AARP’s Upcoming Tour of Southern Maryland!

Posted on 08/1/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Local Resources | Maryland 10/1 Update: Our third and final event in Waldorf is now at capacity, but seats remain for our other two events! Sign up below.  Do you live in southern Maryland? Would you like a chance to talk to AARP in your community about the issues that matter to you and your family? Now’s your chance! AARP Maryland is hosting three member events around Southern Maryland during the dates of October 7-9, 2014, to raise awareness on important issues including retirement security, keeping …

Volunteers Can Play Many Vital Roles

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Maryland | Volunteering AARP Experience Corps volunteer Rosalyn Gross enjoys reading with Liberty Elementary student Madison Powell. Photo by Matt Roth By Sheila Gibbons Rosalyn Gross recalls how tough the sixth grade was. Convinced she couldn’t read, barely passing tests, she drew the attention of a teacher who refused to accept the status quo. “He put me in spelling bees when I couldn’t spell. He would make me do presentations when I didn’t want to be in front of people,” said Gross, 63. …

Maryland’s Diane Bell-McKoy Begins AARP National Policy Council Term

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Maryland | Press AARP recently welcomed Diane Bell-McKoy to its National Policy Council. Bell-McKoy will serve a two-year term. “I am honored to join the AARP National Policy Council.” Bell-McKoy said. “It is an organization committed to service, inspiring social change and ensuring that people of all backgrounds age with dignity and respect. I look forward to serving AARP members and the broader 50+ population.” Bell-McKoy, of Baltimore, Maryland, is President/CEO of Associated Black Charities, Maryland’s leading African-American philanthropic organization. Its signature strategy, …