Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

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

Maryland | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

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

Home & Family | Maryland 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 …

AARP Experience Corps Brings Adults Back to School

Posted on 05/31/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Maryland | Volunteering   Volunteers are currently needed in Prince Georges County and Baltimore City Schools! Read more and sign up to help now. People who sign up to volunteer with AARP Experience Corps are finding themselves back in the classroom. And they are loving it. Just ask Marlo Bender about her work as a tutor with AARP Experience Corps. As a volunteer in Tempe, Arizona, Bender is just as excited to be in the classroom as the kids are to have her. “It’s …

Free Movie Screening! “Words and Pictures” in Columbia on June 3rd

Posted on 05/27/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Events | Maryland Update: This event is now closed, but look for more great Movies for Grownups screenings around Maryland soon! AARP invites you and a guest to a free AARP Movies for Grownups pre-release screening of Words and Pictures, starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche. Meet AARP staff, volunteers, and other members during the event and be sure to stop by the AARP table at the theater to learn more about what AARP is doing in your community to help everyone 50+ …

Identify Strengths and Improve Performance: Become a Volunteer Mentor!

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Maryland | Money & Work | Volunteering Ready to help make a real difference in someone’s life? Help them change the world? AARP Maryland has joined up with Associated Black Charities to help recruit mentors! And you could very well be perfect for the program. The Volunteer Career Mentor Program connects low-wage workers of color with mentors, who would provide career coaching and professional development advice. Consider using your time and talents to help someone with a need and join this program. Why do we need a …

Maryland Establishes Retirement Security Task Force

Posted on 05/12/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Maryland | Press May 12, 2014 – Today marked a monumental occasion for Marylanders seeking retirement security as Governor O’Malley established the Governor’s Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders. This task force will, according to the official press release, examine how Maryland can improve retirement security for private-sector employees, and it will recommend concrete steps that the State can take to ensure all private-sector employees in Maryland have the opportunity to save for their future and live independently as they age. “People …