The 445th Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended Monday, April 10, 2023. Over the 90 days of the legislative session, dozens of AARP Maryland volunteers reviewed hundreds of bills, from expanding broadband to behavioral health services, testified before the house and senate committees, met with lawmakers, and convened in Annapolis to discuss AARP’s legislative priorities.
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Complaints about abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, should always be promptly investigated and, if applicable, prosecuted.
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A lifesaving new law caps insulin costs for people with Medicare, saving people with diabetes hundreds of dollars per year. Now, 8,403 Marylanders enrolled in Medicare prescription drug plans will have peace of mind knowing that they will no longer have to pay more than $35 a month for the insulin they need to stay healthy.
The unpaid care provided by the 760,000 caregivers in Maryland is valued at $12.5 billion, according to new state data available in AARP’s latest report in the Valuing the Invaluable series. This is a $2.9 billion increase in unpaid contributions since the last report was released in 2019. The report highlights the growing scope and complexity of family caregiving and highlights actions needed to address the many challenges of caring for parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
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AARP volunteer advocates celebrate gains for older Marylanders.
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Home-sharing can be a win-win solution for Montgomery County renters and homeowners.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is offering free virtual companionship and personalized activities to people living at home with dementia to test whether these kinds of services can improve health and well-being.
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Guest author Ilyana Kadushin describes the power of music to connect caregivers to their loved ones.
Tammy Bresnahan, AARP Maryland Associate State Director for Advocacy
UPDATE: Our Speakers Bureau is back for in-person events.
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AARP Maryland has a full plate of priorities to raise with lawmakers in Annapolis as a legislative session begins this month.
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