Rediscover Mountain Maryland This Fall with AARP During the Western Maryland Roadshow!

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Events | Fraud | Livable Communities | Volunteering Rediscover “Mountain Maryland” with AARP! We have an exciting week planned this fall to help you explore beloved and unexpected places–through exclusive members-only engagements, workshops and tours. You can find free, valuable information on topics such as fraud and scam awareness, reimagining your work life, and other issues that matter to you, your family and your community. If you don’t think “Real Possibilities” when you think AARP, then you don’t know “aarp.” Get to know us at one of these …

Have a Passion to Lead? Help AARP in Maryland!

Posted on 07/17/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Contact Us | Volunteering AARP Maryland is looking for people who want to bring their commitment and talents to making a difference in the lives of people 50+ in Maryland.  If you have a passion for the issues faced by people 50+, are a strategic thinker and planner who has led others to achieve common goals, we encourage you to learn more about AARP’s volunteer leadership positions.  We welcome people with a variety of skills, experience and backgrounds who want to address the issues …

Enjoy a Family Day At the Ballpark With Discounted Frederick Keys Tickets!

Posted on 07/16/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Community | Events | Home & Family Looking to spend a fun afternoon with family and friends? Grab a Keys game with AARP…for a discount! AARP members can now purchase discounted tickets to the Sunday, August 23rd Frederick Keys home game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans! AARP Maryland will staff a table at the game, where members can get information about upcoming events and claim a special gift (while supplies last) by showing their membership cards. Be one of the first 75 members to show your AARP card and you’ll be automatically entered into …

Attend the July 7 Baltimore City Public Forum on Health System Transformation

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Uncategorized The following was written by the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative “Health Care for All!” Coalition. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative established the Coalition in 1999, with a mission to educate Marylanders about feasible and effective ways to expand access to quality affordable health insurance for all residents of our state. The coalition is the state’s largest health care consumer coalition with over 1200 diverse organizational members, including religious, health, community, labor, and business groups from across the state. Our state is pioneering a …

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 …