Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— The 16th annual Ride Across Maryland (RAM) on June 4 included the first-ever “Team AARP:” a dedicated and spirited team of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland, who individually completed a 150-mile ride from Columbia to Ocean City. The ultimate goal of the weekend was to raise money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. All participants were required to fundraise a minimum of $70 to represent the 70,000 young adults in the United States who will …

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— Discover the “power of age” at the annual Baltimore County Department of Aging’s (BCDA) Power of Age Expo (formerly called the Boomer/Senior Expo) on October 26-27 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Expo 2016 celebrates the 29th anniversary of the event. Attendees from across Maryland and beyond include older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, families, adults with disabilities (over the age of 18) and professionals. The expo features the latest resources , products, services as well as continuous entertainment, free health screenings, an …

Rose Hobson teaches a Smart Driver course in District Heights. Photo by Eric Kruszewski.

— By Christopher J. Gearon Not long after retiring, Rose Hobson, of Forestville, got bored. She wanted to find something that she enjoyed and that allowed her to grow and “give back to the community.” Six years ago, she found the AARP Driver Safety program, and she is now an instructor and district coordinator for Prince George’s County. Hobson, 65, a former FBI communications security specialist, has not looked back. “Volunteering for AARP Maryland keeps me alive,” she said. In addition …

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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— Connect with AARP this summer; enjoy two opportunities to catch a baseball game with AARP and get to know other AARP members in Maryland! Discounted admission is available to AARP members and their guests. The Bowie Baysox will host the Hartford Yard Goats in Bowie on July 27, and the Frederick Keys will face off against the Potomac Nationals in Frederick on August 30. At both games, come by the AARP table or booth and learn more about the AARP Fraud Watch Network and …

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— June is Alzheimer’s Awareness month, and it’s important to recognize the family caregivers who work to provide loved ones with the best treatment possible. Caregiving is a challenging job, but Maryland legislators recently worked tirelessly to pass a law to improve communication between hospitals and designated caregivers – thus providing caregivers with more knowledge of important tasks. Maryland’s new CARE Act law will aid more than 771,000 fearless family caregivers throughout the state, many of whom care for Alzheimer’s patients. In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness month, …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

HOME CARE SPOT

— Tending to the needs of an aging parent or other frail adult is challenging at best—and can be daunting if the caregiver isn’t sure what to do. Maryland legislators addressed that uncertainty in April by passing a law that improves communication between hospitals and family caregivers to ease patients’ transitions back home. The law gives every hospital patient an opportunity to designate a family caregiver. The hospital must record the caregiver’s name in the patient’s chart and reach out to …