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

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

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, …

New Scorecard Indicates Maryland Needs Improvement to Better Serve Older, Disabled Residents

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Press Baltimore – Today, AARP released a new, comprehensive, state-by-state Scorecard on meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Maryland ranks 23rd overall, but AARP warns more must be done–and it must happen at an accelerated pace. The 2014 Scorecard from AARP was compiled with support from the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. “The news is mixed. Maryland has been working to improve the balancing of services away from nursing homes and towards home and …

Maryland Establishes Retirement Security Task Force

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

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 …

Do You Know a Great Volunteer?

Posted on 05/6/2014 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Press Do you know someone in your community who is a shining example of volunteerism? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2014 AARP Maryland Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Maryland volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Maryland individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline is Sunday, June 15. So the time to nominate is right now! For more information, eligibility requirements and nomination …

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

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 …