FWN 2015

This article will be updated as more Fraud Watch events are added! Below is the current list as of May 6, 2016. Every year, thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams through telephone calls, mail, e-mail, and digital advertisements. However,  you can beat con artists at their own game by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network and attending one of our many Maryland Fraud Watch Events listed here:   AARP Shred Event, Dundalk, MD Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:30 PM …

motorcycle event in Maryland Ride Across Maryland

  AARP Maryland is set to participate in the upcoming Ride Across Maryland (RAM), a two-day motorcycle event with an ultimate goal of raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The RAM 2016 event is in its 16th year, and will include the first-ever “Team AARP,” consisting of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland who will individually complete a 150-mile ride throughout Maryland—from Columbia to Ocean City. The excursion will include escorts over the Chesapeake …

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AARP Maryland and Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) invite Baltimore County area residents to learn about preventing elder abuse and take time to shred unneeded documents for free during an event on Wednesday, June 15. The shred will take place as part of the BC-REST World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum. The event will be held at the Sollers Point Multipurpose Center at 320 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD. The shredding time will be 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To …

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Join Team AARP at the Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K! AARP Maryland is a sponsor of the Baltimore Women’s Classic, taking place on Sunday, June 26. Event details here; read below to find out how to get involved with Team AARP! AARP National Office and state office women near the Baltimore-area are encouraged to run or walk with Team AARP for the Mid-Atlantic’s largest all-women’s 5K. AARP Maryland will have a vendor space at the Finish Line Festival with information for …

AARP Maryland General Assembly 2016 retirement savings & family caregiving victories

For Immediate Release Contacts: Tammy Bresnahan, 410-302-8451 tbresnahan@aarp.org Mike Kulick, 410-895-7604 mkulick@aarp.org May 11, 2016 New legislation will help nearly one million Maryland workers save for retirement and 800,000 family caregivers receive better aftercare instruction Annapolis, MD—AARP in Maryland is celebrating legislative wins for 50+ Marylanders and their families after Governor Larry Hogan signed two important pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday that will affect retirement savings and support for family caregivers. Help us say “thank you” to Maryland lawmakers …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers_Goodluz Social Media

From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. …

Beth Wiseman, of Pikesville, was scammed by a caller saying she owed $6,200 from an old debt. Photo by Eric Kruszewski

By Christopher J. Gearon Beth Wiseman never believed she would fall for a scam—until one evening in 2005, when someone called her Pikesville home and claimed she owed $6,200. The caller for the phony collection agency told Wiseman, 76, she could settle a long-outstanding debt by sending $2,600, and even faxed what appeared to be official court documents threatening legal action. “That’s when I sent her the money,” Wiseman recalled recently. “Everything I said, she had an answer for.” Though …

StandOutFromtheCrowd_SocialMedia_Steve Debenport

When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

RefuelYourCaregivingTank Social Media Cathy Yeulet

Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

AARP Maryland helping fight hunger with our Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in March 2015.

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”- Albert Einstein While the holiday season is notorious for canned food donations to local food banks and shelters, the shelves do not replenish themselves after the season has ended. The Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive is a campaign designed to encourage the act of giving and sharing with the less fortunate outside of the season. Although Maryland is one of the wealthiest states in this country, there …