— More than 771,000 Maryland residents are caring for an older parent or other loved one, helping them to live independently at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make life a little bit easier for them. Effective October 1, 2016, the Maryland CARE Act requires hospitals to: Provide your loved one the opportunity to designate a family caregiver Inform you when your loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back …

AARP Maryland General Assembly 2016 retirement savings & family caregiving victories

— Contacts: Tammy Bresnahan, 410-302-8451 tbresnahan@aarp.org Nancy Carr, 410-895-7610 ncarr@aarp.org 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 for passing these bills! Taking a …

— AARP Maryland has released findings of a statewide survey highlighting Maryland family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs. The survey recognizes and supports the important role that an estimated 771,000 Maryland residents have as family caregivers. Their unpaid work and assistance makes it possible for their parents, spouses or other loved ones to live independently at home – where they want to be. “Today in Maryland, more than half a million unpaid family caregivers are the unheralded backbone of our state’s care, …

— The CARE Act has *passed* the Maryland House & Senate, and will become law once signed by Governor Hogan! Please visit our thank you page and take two minutes to send your message of gratitude to our legislators! 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 …

AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2015.

—   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. 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 do not have a way to save at work. That is why AARP Maryland is advocating for the …