AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2018

—   x January 2018 summary: The first few weeks of the 2018 Legislative Session are now in the rear view mirror! More than 1,200 bills were introduced in the House and Senate in January and AARP Maryland is reviewing them now. Our advocacy director has noted many of this year’s bills center around health and retirement savings, as well as utility bills related to broadband. Our Delegation Fridays in Annapolis have been a huge success, and we’ve gotten to meet some …

— Older adults with mild memory impairment (especially those with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease) are needed for an ongoing research study around diet and memory at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The clinical trial is looking at the differences between a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet vs. a low-fat diet high in fruits, vegetables and grains. Both diets are considered safe for most physically healthy older adults. All education, support and vitamin supplements are being provided free of charge, and selected participants will be able …

— Note: This Op-Ed originally ran in the February 9th 2018 edition of The Daily Record. Mrs. M is a 65-year-old woman who couldn’t afford medications for her diabetes and heart problems. She began cutting her pills into half, then into thirds and quarters. One day, she suffered a massive heart attack. She was able to be resuscitated, but her heart function is so poor that she can barely walk from her bed to the door without being out of breath. …

— Join AARP Maryland in Marriottsville on Saturday, February 10, as we celebrate the Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog) in Howard County! Stop by the AARP table and learn about the work we are doing across the state. What: Howard County Chinese School Lunar New Year Celebration Where: Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville, MD 21104 When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full details are below; we hope to see you there. Happy Lunar …

— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

— Only one month has passed in 2018, and boy do we feel like we hit the ground running! Watch what your AARP Maryland staff has been up to so far in 2018! January- Our Month in Review! It’s only the second month of 2018 and boy do we feel like we hit the ground running! Check out this video to see what your AARP Maryland staff and volunteers have been up to for the 31 days of January! Posted by …

— AARP Maryland wishes you and your family a happy Lunar New Year! Happy Lunar New Year! AARP Maryland wishes you and your family a happy Lunar New Year! In celebration of 2018 being the Year of the Dog, we have a special contest for you to enter. Be sure to visit http://spr.ly/6188DOSzs for more information! Posted by AARP Maryland on Wednesday, February 7, 2018   NEW ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCES ON AARP.ORG AARP is also happy to announce the launch of …

—   Calling all artists over age 50 in the Baltimore, Howard County and Greater Washington areas! You are invited to participate in The Beacon Celebration of the Arts. Here’s how to participate: Step 1: Give some thought to trying your hand at a new art or craft, or returning to one you used to enjoy. Some ideas: watercolors, sketching, oil painting, jewelry making, pottery, sculpture, digital photography, poetry — the list is virtually endless. Step 2: Go ahead: take a …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2018

— We want YOU to come to Annapolis with us on Friday afternoons during the Legislative Session. Learn alongside other Marylanders about how you can make a difference. If interested in attending, contact Tammy Bresnahan at tbresnahan@aarp.org, subject line “Delegation Fridays interest.” At the end of November 2017, we asked our AARP Advocates across the state to weigh in on a brief survey that posed the following question: “What do YOU believe that AARP Maryland’s top three legislative priorities should be …