AARP Maryland PROTECT Week 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-07T09:00:00-04:00">May 7, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-17T10:28:50-04:00">May 17, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

The average victim of elder financial abuse loses upwards of $120,000. Recognizing financial abuse as the most common type of elder abuse, and accepting responsibility as a first-line defense, Maryland nonprofit financial counseling agency, CCCSMD and AARP Maryland are leading a statewide awareness campaign in partnership with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, the Maryland Department of Aging, the Maryland Department of Human Services and a Coalition of state agencies and community partners to “Protect Older Americans from Financial Exploitation” — …

AARP MD Veterans Corner – May 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-06T09:00:00-04:00">May 6, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-06T09:28:50-04:00">May 6, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by AARP volunteer and Navy Veteran Brian Smith. So, what did AARP Maryland actually accomplish for Veterans during the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session? Well, now you will find out! After offering testimony on over 30 legislative initiatives, we were successful in the passage of SEVEN Veteran-friendly items! Senator Will Smith and Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins sponsored bills (two bills, one law) guaranteeing that the surviving spouse of a military retiree will attain …

Hyattsville, MD is Now Age-Friendly!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-10T09:45:00-04:00">April 10, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-11T13:23:26-04:00">April 11, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

AARP is pleased to welcome the City of Hyattsville as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As the latest community to sign on to the network and complete an intensive two-year study and planning project, Hyattsville’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 around the world. Age-friendly or livable communities have walkable streets, housing and transportation …

AARP Maryland Grieves the Loss of Michael Busch

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-08T09:40:15-04:00">April 8, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

AARP Maryland is saddened by the passing of Speaker Michael Busch. He was an outstanding public servant who through his compassion and leadership skills worked to improve the lives of all Marylanders. “We are grateful for Mike’s many years of steadfast inclusive leadership in the state, his championship of health care and retirement security, but mostly for his high ethical conduct that he modeled in public service,” said State Director Hank Greenberg. First elected in 1987, Mike Busch quickly rose …

Give Where You Live – 2019 AARP MD Spring Harvest Food Drive

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-05T10:18:00-04:00">April 5, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-20T15:50:03-04:00">May 20, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

  The 2018 AARP Maryland Spring Harvest Food Drive was one of the best yet! Because of the integral roles our volunteers played in planning and executing the drive, we were able to engage over 100 volunteers who solicited donations at 14 grocery stores, and assisted with filling local pantry shelves to feed many families in need. We couldn’t have done it without their leadership! Volunteers around Maryland will hold “stuff a bus” events at select grocery stores in their …

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is Coming to Baltimore!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-04T09:27:44-04:00">April 4, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-09T09:16:04-04:00">April 9, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

  Come join AARP MD for a night out at the theater. While you are there, speak with an AARP representative to learn about what AARP is doing in the community. AARP is a sponsor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary Tour. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for celebrating the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance heritage. AARP members and guests may purchase discounted tickets at 10% off with no …

AARP MD Veterans Corner – April 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-01T10:10:38-04:00">April 1, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by AARP volunteer and Navy Veteran Brian Smith. The Maryland General Assembly session wraps up on Monday, April 8th. You know what that means? Time to shift focus to BASEBALL SEASON — GO NATS! It is also time to start gearing up for next years legislative session! Regardless of this sessions’ outcomes, there is still so much work remaining to make Maryland a more retirement friendly state. Last month, I mentioned testifying …

AARP Maryland Press Room

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-27T15:29:30-04:00">March 27, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-13T10:25:05-04:00">May 13, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

Media inquiries Journalists, please contact Nancy Carr, at 410-895-7624 or ncarr@aarp.org for assistance with a story or to follow up on an AARP Maryland news release or media alert. Please let us know if you’re on deadline so we can work quickly to assist you. Press Releases April 8, 2019 – Maryland Passes Historic Rx Affordability Board! March 23, 2019 – AARP Maryland Urges “No” Vote on Anti-Consumer HB 563/SB 572 March 12, 2019 – AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign …

Stop Utility Rate Hikes!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-17T14:08:00-04:00">March 17, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-27T14:37:48-04:00">March 27, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

Maryland Lawmakers: Please Don’t Raise Our Gas & Electric Rates! On behalf of AARP Maryland and our 895,000 members statewide, we are urging you to vote “NO” on HB 653/HB 572. Managing utility costs are already a major headache and a strain on the household budgets of Maryland families. Now, lawmakers want to strip the Public Service Commission’s role in protecting ratepayers. This anti-consumer legislation is NOT okay. Energy companies should not be able to use arcane formulas to forecast …

AARP MD Veterans Corner – March 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-04T10:04:59-04:00">March 4, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-25T15:02:41-04:00">March 25, 2019</time> by AARP Maryland

The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by AARP volunteer and Navy Veteran Brian Smith. On Thursday, February 7, Governor Hogan signed a proclamation declaring 2019 as Maryland’s “Year of the Veteran.” Many veterans and family members joined the governor at the Maryland State House for the announcement and the reception that followed. Now onward toward making this “Year of the Veteran” truly meaningful, namely by enacting veterans-related legislation. Early this session, I had the opportunity to interview U.S. …