How Has Transportation Changed Your Life? Tell Us & Win!

Posted on 05/26/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family The need for better senior transportation touches almost every family in America. By 2030, one in every five Americans will be over 65, and as they age many will find themselves losing abilities needed to drive safely. The answer is parked in driveways from coast to coast. How has transportation changed the way you life your life? AARP in Maryland has teamed up with ITNAmerica to promote the 2015 Storybook Tour, and is asking Marylanders who have a story to tell to share their …

About AARP Maryland

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP Think you know AARP in Maryland? You don’t know ‘aarp.’ We’re working to support family caregivers, achieve affordable and reliable utilities, and build new tools to help working Marylanders save for retirement. But that’s not all. From standing up with leaders to spur change in your community to taking part in free movie nights, networking events, and fun social opportunities, what we’re doing might just surprise you. AARP Maryland is making a difference where you live. Every day. And we …

Join AARP at the FREE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources Join AARP at the FREE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum at the Perry Hall Library in Baltimore County June 15, 2015 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Presented by Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC- REST); an Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition Elder Abuse Can Be: • Physical • Neglect • Self-Neglect • Sexual Abuse • Financial Exploitation No registration is required and the event is free. Attendees will receive a free gift, and breakfast will be provided! • Learn how …

The Senior Connection Looking for New Volunteers in Montgomery County

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Volunteering Volunteering is often at the heart of a working community – and this is no secret to those involved with The Senior Connection (TSC) in Montgomery County, MD. Learn how flexible volunteering with TSC can be at their New Volunteer Open House event on June 3, held in Silver Spring. For more information and to RSVP, click here or contact volunteer@seniorconnectionmc.org or call 301-942-1049. Watch a short video below about TSC and how you can help seniors in Montgomery County by volunteering just a …

10 Simple Ways to Make Your Home “HomeFit”

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Jennifer Wallace-Brodeur What if all homes could be suitable for anyone, regardless of a person’s age or physical ability? What if a person who wants to live independently, regardless of his or her age or physical ability, could do just that? The new AARP HomeFit Guide features lots of ways to make your home comfortable, safe and a great fit for people of all ages. Here are 10 simple solutions to get you started: 1. Clear exterior pathways of …

The A, B, C’s (and D’s) of Medicare for Family Caregivers

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Uncategorized By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …