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

Press 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 …

AARP Maryland Brings Volunteers to Annapolis for Lobby Day

AARP Maryland Brings Volunteers to Annapolis for Lobby Day

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Press Members to Attend Hearings on Retirement Savings and Caregiving FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR INTERVIEW, CONTACT: Tresa Ballard: (410) 370-5305 or tballard@aarp.org Baltimore – AARP MD will testify today on several bills in the House and Senate on important issues for Marylanders 50+. Areas include retirement savings and security, caregiving and raising the state’s tobacco tax. In addition to testimony by State Director Hank Greenberg and Advocacy Director Tammy Bresnahan, AARP members in red AARP t- shirts will fill meeting rooms …

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

Press 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

Press 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 …

Questions and Answers about the Government Shutdown

Questions and Answers about the Government Shutdown

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Press Now that the federal government has officially shut down, many are in the dark about what is and is not affected. Here are a few of the most pressing questions that AARP members are asking, and the answers you may be looking for:   Q: How long might this shutdown last? A:  The 15 shutdowns that have occurred since fiscal year 1977 ranged from three days to 21 days. Q: Is the entire federal government closed? A:  Not all of …

Want the Best "Boomers Job" in America? Work in Maryland

Want the Best “Boomers Job” in America? Work in Maryland

Posted on 06/20/2013 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Press Looking for a job and over 50? If you’re right here in Maryland, you may want to run (not walk) to apply at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. NIH is being honored by AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as the number one employer in America in a new 2013 list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50. One of the world’s premier medical research institutions, NIH joins a diverse group of health systems, …