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Pooled special needs trusts let people with disabilities who have modest savings -- as little as $5,000 -- hold onto them without losing their Medicaid benefits.
The program, which matches older adult center volunteers with one or two 6th-grade students at a local school, also helps provide encouragement to young people while giving them some experience in writing. This year, approximately 90 students and more than 80 seniors participated in the program.
To a government, a demographic of 100 million consumers is too expensive to service and considered a problem; to marketers, it's a significant opportunity.
Joanne Wednolowski, a nurse who provides regular check-ups and screenings to the tribe, was discouraged when she discovered that the local Meals on Wheels program did not deliver to the community.
"This is the first attempt that we know of in which three jurisdictions are trying to convene a regional conference focusing on these issues," says Wesley Wood, state program administration for Maryland Department on Aging.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, known in Northern Virginia as the "Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Campaign," is an initiative running from January to mid-April and recruits public agencies, businesses, libraries, faith- and community-based groups to operate free tax assistance programs.
The sixth annual Maryland Senior Idol Competition is heating up, with many of the state's agencies on aging and senior centers hosting preliminary competitions in the coming weeks.
The Baltimore Sun has selected FutureCare Health & Management Corp., owned by the Attman family, as the best large company in its annual Top 75 Workplaces list. The annual rankings are based on employee feedback.
People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
Donations may be made to any of the more than 20 donation points located throughout the service area -- an area of approximately 2,200 square miles.