Sunday, May 22, 2011
2011 RSVP Awards Luncheon
Saturday, May 07, 2011
2011 Bowie Baysox Game
After the hard work of Senior Law Day(see below), members of the Aging Advisory Committee joined other seniors and disabled neighbors to begin Older Americans Month by enjoying a ball game at the Bowie Baysox stadium on May 4, 2011. We enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch and won great prizes playing BINGO. There was even a fly ball that landed in our stands and was retrieved! Mark your calendar for next year.
2011 Senior Law Day
April 29, 2011 was Senior Law Day in Prince George's County once again we partnered with the Elder Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer's Service, the Prince George's County Department of Family Services and the Prince George's County Area Agency on Aging . We had 118 seniors signed up at seven (7) Senior Centers throughout the county from Camp Springs to Greenbelt. Each site was staffed by volunteers from the Prince George's County Aging Advisory Committee, the volunteers greeted the participants, provided them with "goodie" bags and paperwork to complete prior to meeting with a volunteer attorney. Volunteer attorneys met with each participant and helped them to prepare an Advance Medical Directive for healthcare decision-making. We would like to thank our community sponsors: AARP of Maryland, Community Crisis Services, Inc, Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
County Council Proclaims May 2011 "Older American's Month"
Each year the United States Administration on Aging observes Older American's Month during the month of May (http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/Observances/2011/Older_Americans.aspx). This year the Prince George's County Council also proclaimed May as Older American's Month. The Prince George's County Aging Advisory Committee always participates in community outreach during the month of May. This year we will once again partner with the Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law Section, the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, The Prince George's County Department of Family Services, AARP of Maryland and others to provide free legal clinics in observance of Law Day. Law Day is May 1st and since this year that is a Sunday the legal clinics in Prince George's County will be held on Friday, April 29, 2011. This year we will be at seven (7) senior centers in the county. Each center will be staffed with members of the Aging Advisory Committee to assist clinic participants and volunteer attorneys as they prepare free Advance Medical Directives ( Free Legal Clinic for Seniors Flyer) .
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Prince George’s Committee on Aging County Advisory
Rushern L. Baker, III
Prince George's County Free Legal Clinics
Attorneys will be available to answer questions and provide assistance to seniors in preparing
Health Care Power of Attorney and
Living Wills/Advance Directives Forms
April 29, 2011
State Bar Association Elder Law Section Council Maryland
Prince George’s County Department of Family Services
Free legal clinics will be held at the following Senior Centers (7) in
Pre-registration is required.
15 Crescent Road,
(301) 474-8000 ext. 3002 (301) 809-2300
(301) 449-0490 (301) 386-5525
4009 Wallace Road, North
(301) 699-1238 (301) 408-4343
Saturday, April 02, 2011
2011 United Seniors of Maryland Lobby Day
This year we learned all about the Maryland budget and how the deficit was created. We then discussed efforts to balance the budget, from proposed cuts to proposed taxes. The Department of Aging budget does not appear to be targeted for cuts at this time.