The 2016 AARP Maryland Andrus Award was presented on Sept. 23rd.

— Millersville resident Judy Crane has been recognized with AARP Maryland’s highest volunteer honor, the 2016 Ethel Percy Andrus Award, in recognition of her outstanding community service at Anne Arundel Medical Center on behalf of stroke patients and individuals with aphasia. “AARP’s founder, Dr. Andrus, believed that all generations in America must be connected by a strong commitment to values, community and service,” said AARP Maryland State President Clarence “Tiger” Davis. “Much like Dr. Andrus, our honoree Judy Crane brings a lifetime of …

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— Guest Blogger and AARP Maryland volunteer Jim Gutman shares tips on how to spot and fight fraud. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are in Maryland when it comes to frauds and scams. Whether they come via e-mail or phone or some combination of the two, frauds targeting our bank accounts, credit cards and other personal information are proliferating. And even the most innocuous-seeming communication can contain the seeds for identity theft or worse if you’re not careful. As a semi-retired …

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— Marylanders who visit the Power of Age Expo in Baltimore County can get a taste of the many pleasures that being 50-plus has to offer. There will be continuous entertainment, silent auctions, health screenings, a job fair and more. At the AARP Maryland booth, expo-goers can learn about a new state law that helps family caregivers, and how the AARP Fraud Watch Network can help them avoid scams. Maryland ranks ninth in the nation in fraud complaints per capita and …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— The 16th annual Ride Across Maryland (RAM) on June 4 included the first-ever “Team AARP:” a dedicated and spirited team of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland, who individually completed a 150-mile ride from Columbia to Ocean City. The ultimate goal of the weekend was to raise money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. All participants were required to fundraise a minimum of $70 to represent the 70,000 young adults in the United States who will …

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— Discover the “power of age” at the annual Baltimore County Department of Aging’s (BCDA) Power of Age Expo (formerly called the Boomer/Senior Expo) on October 26-27 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Expo 2016 celebrates the 29th anniversary of the event. Attendees from across Maryland and beyond include older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, families, adults with disabilities (over the age of 18) and professionals. The expo features the latest resources , products, services as well as continuous entertainment, free health screenings, an …