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 …

Hard-Working Marylanders Deserve Hard-Working Savings – Support Secure Choice!

Posted on 03/24/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work Today, secure retirement is not an option for most Marylanders, as workers are not prepared for it. AARP Maryland and small business owners support efforts to establish a retirement savings plan and a requirement that small businesses make this plan available to  their employees. The best way to improve retirement security is to ensure that everyone who works has access to a retirement plan at work–a retirement plan that enables workers to save automatically out of every paycheck and whose funds are invested …

Join the AARP MD Team! Register for our Welcome Workshop on April 21

Posted on 03/23/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Volunteering Do you want to know how you can make a difference for Marylanders 50+? Join us for a day of learning and connection with other AARP members while you enjoy complimentary food and drink! Come and hear about AARP Maryland’s avenues to service, volunteer tips and tricks, resources and opportunities – and, meet the AARP Maryland Team! Space is limited, so register today! As an AARP volunteer, you will not only make a difference, but you will be given the …

Stopping the “Silver Tsunami:” Why Maryland Must Pass New Retirement Savings Laws

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Health & Wellbeing | Money & Work The following is written by AARP Maryland’s State Director, Hank Greenberg. AARP is working hard to enact legislation for the Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and Trust, Senate Bill 312 and House Bill 421. Contact your legislator today! The headlines were alarming: “Task Force says 1 million working Maryland residents have virtually no retirement savings” and talk of a “silver tsunami.” This from a report issued in March by a bipartisan task force convened by Maryland’s former democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. …

Maryland Ranks Sixth in Nation for Fraud Complaints, New Report Shows

Posted on 03/13/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Local Resources On the heels of a new March 2015 report showing Maryland ranks sixth in the US overall in the number of reported fraud complaints and 10th overall in identity theft complaints, the AARP Fraud Watch Network (FWN) offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from the top ten scams reported by Marylanders in 2014. See below for a list of the top ten complaints from Maryland victims. For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft was the top complaint in the …

AARP Maryland Urges Support for the CARE Act: Help Caregivers Keep Family Members at Home

Posted on 03/5/2015 by | AARP Maryland | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Events | Press MEDIA ADVISORY What: Press Conference on March 12 – Pass The CARE Act! – SB572/HB1006 AARP Maryland Urges Support for the CARE Act to Help Caregivers Keep Family Members at Home Maryland House and Senate scheduled to hear the Bill on March 12, 2015 When: Thursday, March 12 – 12 pm Where: AARP’s Annapolis Office, 15 School Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (View on Google Maps)     Key Issues: More than 770,000 Marylanders care for aging parents and spouses who want …