Medicaid at 50: Health Care for the Most Vulnerable

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing By Effie Dawson John Henkel, who is unable to work because of health issues that include joint and skeletal problems, has been covered by Maryland’s Medi­caid program since 2011. He’s grateful to have the health care. The Baltimore resident receives free primary care and referrals for free treatment from specialists, including cardiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists. Maryland’s Medicaid also covers benefits that are optional under federal guidelines, so Henkel, 61, gets free vision treatment and basic dental care. …

Free AARP Shred Event in Ocean Pines

Posted on 06/16/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Events | Fraud Financial exploitation of older Americans is the “crime of the 21st century,” according to the National Council on Aging. Scammers often target older people who typically have been working and saving for decades. As part of its ongoing efforts to fight fraud, AARP in Maryland is encouraging members to bring a box or bag of documents with sensitive information to this free, community shredding event! Registration is NOT required to attend, and there is NO limit on the amount of sensitive …

Protect Yourself: Learn to Fight Fraud

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Fraud Identity theft. Phony debt collection calls. Banking and benefits fraud. These and other crimes rank Maryland sixth in the nation for fraud complaints from consumers. In 2014, more than 46,000 Marylanders reported being victims of fraud and identity theft, according to data compiled by the Federal Trade Commission. The leading complaint was impostor scams, such as when someone calls claiming to be a stranded grandchild in need of quick cash. The state ranked 10th for identity theft, which happens when …

How Has Transportation Changed Your Life? Tell Us & Win!

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family The need for better senior transportation touches almost every family in America. By 2030, one in every five Americans will be over 65, and as they age many will find themselves losing abilities needed to drive safely. The answer is parked in driveways from coast to coast. Enter our contest now for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle! How has transportation changed the way you life your life? AARP in Maryland has teamed up with ITNAmerica to promote the 2015 Storybook …

About AARP Maryland

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP Think you know AARP in Maryland? You don’t know ‘aarp.’ We’re working to support family caregivers, achieve affordable and reliable utilities, and build new tools to help working Marylanders save for retirement. But that’s not all. From standing up with leaders to spur change in your community to taking part in free movie nights, networking events, and fun social opportunities, what we’re doing might just surprise you. AARP Maryland is making a difference where you live. Every day. And we …

Join AARP at the FREE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources Join AARP at the FREE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum at the Perry Hall Library in Baltimore County June 15, 2015 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Presented by Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC- REST); an Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition Elder Abuse Can Be: • Physical • Neglect • Self-Neglect • Sexual Abuse • Financial Exploitation No registration is required and the event is free. Attendees will receive a free gift, and breakfast will be provided! • Learn how …