UPDATE: Our Speakers Bureau is Now Online!
Now more than ever, during times of social distancing, AARP volunteers are standing by to provide actionable information and resources to help Maryland's 50+ community and thier families.
Invite AARP for a virtual presentation to your faith based group, civic organization or community association. Simply download and complete this Speaker's Bureau Request Form and email back to us at email@example.com.
Do you enjoy public speaking? Are you savvy with Zoom or ready to learn? Become an AARP Maryland online presenter. Please email Nancy Carr for more details.
AARP Maryland offers presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as fraud and scam prevention, helpful conversations about caring for sick loved ones, modifying your home to make it comfortable and safe, as well as general information about our mission and organizational initiatives.
Keep AARP in mind when you're planning programs for community organizations and church groups. Our presentations and workshops provide useful tools and actionable information to help Marylanders 50+ live their best lives. The presentations are typically between 20 minutes and an hour. Here are our current offerings (updated November 2018):
I. Fight Fraud and Scams with the AARP Fraud Watch Network
An estimated $3 billion is lost by older victims of financial fraud and abuse each year – and aren’t reported. We’re fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network.
In our fraud prevention presentations, we’ll share an inside look at how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft & fraud, first-hand accounts from victims, and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim.
II. Resources & Support for Family Caregivers
More than 770,000 people are caregivers in Maryland who help care for older patients, spouses, and other loved ones so they can remain home. In this presentation, participants will learn what AARP is doing to support family caregivers in Maryland.
We will discuss ways to access resources, access education and get involved with advocacy on key family caregiving issues. We'll share information about your rights as a patient and a caregiver under Maryland’s CARE Act. Whether your group is made up of family caregivers or looking for ways to support family caregivers, this workshop is for you!
III. Age in Place with AARP HomeFit
The AARP HomeFit Workshop provides information and recommendations on home updates that can make it easier for people to go about their daily activities while staying comfortable, independent, and injury-free in their home as they age.
In an AARP survey, eight out of 10 people age 45 and older say they want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. If you’re one of them, consider hosting this workshop for your community group!
IV. Get to Know AARP Maryland!
AARP Maryland’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. From Oakland to Ocean City, AARP Maryland helps the people we serve and live their best lives through our initiatives and volunteer opportunities. We’ll discuss how to get involved with AARP and enjoy all of the benefits AARP membership has to offer. We’ll highlight our current programs, advocacy, the role of our volunteers, staff, and executive council members who play a vital role in our work.
More topics are continually being added, so stay tuned!