Business, Events, Family, Health

Maryland gears up for first-ever ‘Walktober’

BALTIMORE, MD—Fun fact: walking is Maryland’s official state exercise. This October, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is partnering with state and local agencies, nonprofits, and communities across Maryland to host Walktober, a month-long series of activities and virtual webinars promoting the state’s official exercise. Walktober features the October 7 celebration of the sixth annual Walk Maryland Day, as well …


Crime

DOJ charges elder fraud defendants nationwide and launches hotline

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur joined Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, and Chief Postal Inspector Gary R. Barksdale this week in announcing the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history. This year, prosecutors charged more than 400 defendants, far surpassing the 260 defendants charged in cases as part of last year’s …


Olszewski launches Age-Friendly Baltimore County initiative

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday launched the Age-Friendly Baltimore County initiative, an effort that aims to ensure all people, regardless of age, who live, work, play, raise their familie,s and age in Baltimore County do so with the best quality of life possible. “A better Baltimore County is one where all residents feel welcome and …

Perry Hall Library, AARP to hold shred event next week

PERRY HALL, MD – AARP Maryland and the Baltimore County Public Library, Perry Hall Branch will hold a free shred event next week. The event will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Perry Hall library, located at 9685 Honeygo Boulevard (21128). Attendees can avoid becoming a victim of identify theft by …