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April 25, 2011
Of course the former president and CEO of McDonald's USA wants to pit young Americans against their elders ("New nonprofit lets youth fight back against AARP," April 24). That way we will fight each other instead of the corporate interests that are ruining our economy and way of life. AARP is "nothing but a giant lobbying organization" with "a weight far beyond what they ought to have"? Sounds more like corporate America to me. Patricia Vido, Owings Mills
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
An article in The Sun  last week characterized a sixty-eight-year-old woman trapped in a burning boat in the harbor as "elderly. " We should have known better than that. The Associated Press Stylebook  urges the same kind of caution about elderly  that it observes for racial and ethnic terms: "Use this word carefully and sparingly. Do not refer to a person as elderly  unless it is clearly relevant to the story. " Generic expressions such as concern for the elderly  are OK, since presumably the older reader can always assume that you mean someone else.  More from the AP Stylebook : "If the intent is to show than an individual's faculties have deteriorated, cite a graphic example and give attribution for it. Use age when available and appropriate.
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August 15, 2011
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., recently announced it is making its AARP-branded auto insurance program available through Campion Insurance, Inc., in Bel Air. Campion Insurance was chosen after satisfying eligibility requirements, included demonstrating a commitment to the community service, meeting a high level of business and ethics standards and completing a training program designed to highlight the needs of 50 and older population....
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 6, 2014
For the last month, Harford County AARP Tax-Aide Program volunteers have been preparing for free, federal and Maryland tax return forms for the 2013 tax year for middle and low income taxpayers, with special attention given to those 60 and older. It continues through Tax Day. This popular community service program is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS and the state of Maryland. It is staffed entirely by volunteers. Clients do not have to be AARP members.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | April 24, 2011
AARP, the highly profitable "nonprofit" that purports to represent retirees, is at it again, plotting against youth. It hates the Republican plan to control insane Medicare costs for seniors, urging its millions of members to "tell Congress to vote NO" on the GOP budget. But it also hates the Democratic plan, saying it would depend on "arbitrary spending targets. " The only possible conclusion is that AARP wants Medicare to maintain its ruinous course until, oh, about 2040, at which time the government will present everybody left alive with a multitrillion-dollar invoice.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 28, 1995
WASHINGTON -- To its 33 million members, the American Association of Retired Persons presents itself as a watchdog for older Americans, promoting their goals on Capitol Hill and defending such popular programs as Medicare and Medicaid.That is only part of the picture.Perhaps the most powerful nonprofit group lobbying Congress today, the AARP also runs a 6 million-person, for-profit insurance plan, sponsors a thriving mail-order prescription-drug business and is awash in cash -- much of it tax-exempt and some of which comes from the government.
NEWS
January 20, 2002
Rafael Alvarez, author of The Fountain of Highlandtown, Storyteller and Hometown Boy will speak at AARP Patapsco Valley Chapter's monthly meeting Wednesday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 116 Marydell Road. Refreshments will be served at noon, and the program will begin at 12:45 p.m. The chapter's business meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Alvarez, a former reporter for The Sun, grew up in Lansdowne and Linthicum. Members can bring food contributions for a charitable pantry. Blood pressure checks will be available from Mary Ellen Weidenhoft, health chairwomen of the club.
NEWS
By Christina Bittner and Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 24, 2002
QUICK: AT A four-way stop, which car has the right of way? Is it the car that got to the corner first or the one with the biggest tires? If this driving situation confuses you, you're not alone. If you are age 50 or older, you can get an answer to this and other driving questions at AARP's "55-Alive" driving course at Brooklyn Park Senior Center on Hammonds Lane. The two-day class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. It is designed to refine existing driving skills while learning new defensive-driving techniques.
NEWS
By Cox News Service | March 28, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Alan Simpson plans to conduct hearings on the finances of the American Association of Retired Persons, with which he often disagrees.The Wyoming Republican said the probe by his Finance subcommittee on Social Security and Family Matters will focus on the income the 33-million-member seniors' group receives from two sources: federal grants, and the royalties and fees paid by businesses that use the AARP to sell products and services ranging from Medigap policies and mobile-home insurance to credit cards, mutual funds and prescription drugs.
BUSINESS
November 27, 1996
The American Association of Retired Persons announced yesterday that it was entering discussions with Chesapeake Health Plan and NYLCare to offer HMO coverage in the Baltimore-Washington area.This will be the first time AARP has offered managed-care insurance and the first time it has offered policies to people under 65, who make up 47 percent of its 32 million members.NYLCare and Chesapeake are among nine HMOs in 18 markets selected to offer plans. AARP said it winnowed proposals from 51 HMOs in 23 markets to arrive at that group.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
Annapolis Center These activities will be offered at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' The event takes place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Seniors are encouraged to wear gear from their favorite teams and enjoy peanuts and Cracker Jack during a screening of baseball bloopers. The event also features a Home Run Derby contest. The center will observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
Taking a page from organizations that offer members discounts, a residents' association in the northern end of Anne Arundel is offering more than the usual neighborhood advocacy and updates on zoning: The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association has added discounts at area businesses. "Think of AAA and AARP, where membership means more than just having an organization that looks out for your interests," said Rik Forgo, association president. AAA and AARP are among large groups that attract members with deals that include travel discounts and savings on gadget purchases.
NEWS
By Mike McGrew | March 25, 2013
Are we capable of restoring American values and ending the governmental logjam created by Democrats and Republicans alike? Do we have the moxie and patriotism necessary to address the increasing challenges facing America today? The sequester struggle again suggests we can't - at least under current circumstances. But maybe, with a new political party, we can. Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum's new book, "That Used to Be Us," describes America's regression since the Cold War ended and outlines our critical challenges posed by globalization, the information technology revolution, out-of-control debt, rising energy consumption and climate change.
BUSINESS
Eileen Ambrose | January 25, 2013
The National Society of Accountants says tax preparers on average charge $246 nationwide to fill out an itemized form 1040 with a Schedule A and a state tax return. Fees differed around the country, though. In Maryland, the average fee for that work is $253. The most expensive region to get an itemized return prepared - at an average of $288 - is the Pacific, which includes California, Alaska and Hawaii. Cheapest, at $196, is West North Central that includes Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
EXPLORE
January 2, 2013
The new year of 2013 has begun! The festive holidays are a memory and new events are planned for January and the Senior Center in Aberdeen began its winter session on Wednesday. On Thursday, Jan. 3, there was blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. until noon. This screening is sponsored by Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Today (Friday, Jan. 4) the men will have a discussion group from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., when current events and various topics will be discussed in a friendly and informative setting.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
Maryland, like the rest of the country, is aging. The state's 65-and-over population increased by more than 18 percent in the past 10 years to 707,642, according to the U.S. census. This group will only grow as baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1965 — turn grayer. One of the most vocal advocates for older Americans is the AARP, which represents members who are 50 and older. While Social Security and Medicare have remained priorities for the organization, in Maryland it also focuses on more local issues such as lower electricity rates and reliability standards for utilities.
NEWS
By TODD RICHISSIN and TODD RICHISSIN,SUN REPORTER | May 2, 2006
Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell was awarded the highest honor from the AARP last night as the organization held its national leadership forum at Baltimore's Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Powell urged an audience of about 800 to find activities that will give back to society, using his involvement with youth since his retirement as an example. "Look for new and exciting things to do," Powell said. Powell, 69, who recently said he had urged President Bush before the invasion of Iraq to send more troops to the region, avoided any talk of politics or the war other than to say Americans "owe the people of Iraq the democracy we promised them."
FEATURES
By Susan Reimer | November 7, 2000
A LADY NEVER discusses her age, but let me hint at mine by saying that, Katie Couric notwithstanding, I am not yet due for my first colonoscopy.But as I creep toward 50, there is another milestone waiting for me: a letter from the AARP inviting me to join. Apparently, this is not my father's AARP. It doesn't even call itself American Association of Retired Persons anymore, choosing instead to be known henceforth by its acronym only. (That is: A-A-R-P, not "arp," which sounds too much like a dog with a toy caught in its throat or your Uncle Norman after Thanksgiving dinner.
EXPLORE
August 16, 2011
To President Obama and members of Congress: When will you as leaders and representatives of a very large group of seniors start to wake up and realize, that the United States government cannot continue to pay for everything. At the age of 81, I do look forward to my Social Security monthly check and my Medicare insurance when needed. However, taking a cut would not put me in my grave any quicker. I learned at an early age if we could not afford to pay our bills, we did without!
EXPLORE
August 15, 2011
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., recently announced it is making its AARP-branded auto insurance program available through Campion Insurance, Inc., in Bel Air. Campion Insurance was chosen after satisfying eligibility requirements, included demonstrating a commitment to the community service, meeting a high level of business and ethics standards and completing a training program designed to highlight the needs of 50 and older population....
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