Volunteer for the 2016 Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in Maryland!

Posted on 01/6/2016 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Some people can’t afford to splurge on certain luxuries–unfortunately, food is considered a luxury for many. Every day, nearly nine million older Americans face the risk of hunger. They’re our friends, our neighbors and our family, and they don’t want to be a burden–so they suffer in silence. Guess what? You can help make a difference–right in your own community. Please consider volunteering during our 2016 Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive from February 27 – March 5 to help our …

Help Maryland’s 771K Family Caregivers. Support the CARE Act in 2016

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

More than 771,000 Marylanders are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently at home – where they want to be. These caregivers have a big job, and we can all help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—to make their responsibilities a little bit easier. Tell our legislators right now that you support the CARE Act in Maryland! That’s why AARP supports the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, to help family caregivers when their loved …

Fighting for Marylanders: AARP Legislative Priorities for 2016

Posted on 12/11/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

  AARP is excited to be working for its members again during the Maryland Legislative Session. Here are the main issues that we are fighting for in 2016. Read below and consider joining AARP Maryland during two 2016 Rally Days in Annapolis in both February and March 2016! Financial Resiliency Secure Choice Marylanders have wide-ranging financial concerns, including finding work, protecting their assets, supporting family members and preparing for retirement. A secure retirement is out of reach for thousands of Marylanders who …

Montgomery Co. is Maryland’s First AARP Age Friendly Community

Posted on 12/3/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Montgomery County is making it easier for the 50 plus community and their families to age comfortably in place as it becomes Maryland’s first jurisdiction to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.  As the 73rd community in the U.S. to sign on to the network, Montgomery County’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities and around the world. “I look forward to …

Help Create Change in 2016: Join Us for Annapolis Lobby Days!

Posted on 12/3/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

The upcoming 2016 legislative session in Maryland has AARP fighting for many important issues that affect 50+ Marylanders–including retirement security and protection for caregivers. In order to be successful in this fight, we need the support of our nearly 880,000 members statewide! Want to have your opinions heard and make a difference at the same time? AARP Maryland is hosting several AARP Lobby Days in Annapolis during the 2016 Maryland Legislative Session (see below for dates and details). Attend one or more of …

A Legislative Boost for Saving at Work

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Christopher J. Gearon Frederick business owner Jim Racheff has a front-row seat to a growing savings crisis—one that leaves about 1 million Marylanders without a way to save for retirement at work. As CEO of DMS Inc., an information systems company, Racheff provides a retirement savings plan to the firm’s 80 employees. Financial brokers regularly woo him to switch his company’s plan. Yet those brokers don’t want to help Racheff provide similar plans to the handful of workers employed …