AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It’s important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution. On our recent episode of  AARP Live, our panel of experts shared important information to help you and your loved …

Close the Loophole – Act Now to Protect your Retirement Savings

Posted on 04/2/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work AARP has joined a coalition of organizations that is pushing to create tighter rules for investment advice for 401(k), IRA and other retirement plans. The Save Our Retirement Coalition aims to protect Americans’ retirement savings from hidden fees, undisclosed commissions and other conflicts-of-interest that enrich some investment advisers at the expense of their clients. Did you know that currently, retirement advisers can offer you products that are “suitable” for you, but not necessarily in your “best interest?” In fact, there …

Cómo Evitar las Distracciones al Conducir

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Español Julie E. Lee – Aunque parezca ser una acción instintiva, conducir es una tarea que exige mucho y a la que le debes prestar toda tu atención; no importa cuán experimentado te consideres. Lo que pudieras considerar ser una distracción menor podría conllevar a una colisión peligrosa. Cualquier momento en el que apartas tu vista del camino o dejas de tener el volante en las manos, te expones a una situación de conducción peligrosa. ¿Sabías que al enviar un mensaje …

Five Ways to Deal With the “Overqualified” Label

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work Deborah Banda – Hey Maryland – being labeled as overqualified when you’re a job seeker can be a tough obstacle to overcome. Although it doesn’t happen just to older workers, it is an added burden when you’re 50-plus. It’s true — you may be overqualified for a job. But there are ways to turn that into a positive. So, don’t be discouraged. AARP can help you turn your career goals into real possibilities with our resources for finding a job …

How to Avoid Distracted Driving

Posted on 03/31/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy To access this post in Spanish, go to: http://states.aarp.org/md-espanol-como-evitar-las-distracciones-al-conducir-sc-md-wp-about/ Julie E. Lee – Even though it may feel like second nature Marylanders, driving is a demanding task that requires your full attention, no matter how experienced you may consider yourself. What you may think is a minor distraction could result in a dangerous collision. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Did you know sending …

AARP Maryland Volunteers Help Raise More Than 130,000 Pounds of Food During 2015 Spring Forward Food Drive

Posted on 03/25/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Community | Events | Volunteering “Hunger takes no holiday.” The late Harvest for the Hungry food drive campaign Founder Larry Adam’s driving message became a mantra and helped to fuel the success of the 2015 Spring Forward Harvest for Hungry food drive, AARP Maryland’s statewide anti-hunger campaign which took place from February 28 – March 15. Collaborating with Safeway stores, Maryland Food Bank, Capital Area Food Bank, WBAL-TV, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, and the US Postal Service and Maryland Motor Coach Association, AARP recruited and managed …