Op-Ed: Four Ways Trump’s Budget Would Hurt Baltimore’s Older Adults

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This Op-Ed originally ran in the March 24th 2017 edition of The Daily Record. Among the numerous cuts in the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget are critical services that are used to support older Americans. As leaders who, respectively, safeguard the health and well-being of 620,000 residents in Baltimore, and represent the interests of the 50-plus community and their families across Maryland, we are deeply concerned how the proposed budget’s significant cuts will devastate the health and well-being of older …

Join the AARP Maryland Social Squad!

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Want to help share important news and updates from AARP Maryland, while earning points toward fun rewards? Join the AARP Maryland Social Squad! As part of our Social Squad, you can earn points toward a chance every month at a special reward while keeping your social networks updated with the important things that AARP is doing across Maryland. Once you connect your account, you’ll receive updates by email that make it easy to share the message, and earn points toward …

Mary Angela Baker Joins AARP Maryland Executive Council

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Mary Angela Baker, director of the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University, has been appointed to the AARP Maryland Executive Council, a select group of AARP members whose leadership, record of service, and commitment to the goals of the Association are exemplary. In her role on the volunteer board, Baker will help shape AARP’s strategic priorities, build community partnerships with key decision makers and serve as a principal volunteer spokesperson for AARP in Maryland. “Mary Angela is …

Power Up With “Job Search in the Digital Age” on April 3rd

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Are you over 50 and searching for a new job? Make sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend the 50+ Employment Expo in North Bethesda on April 3rd. This year, AARP will be featuring not one but two new, exciting opportunities for job seekers: Free “Job Search in the Digital Age” Workshop: This free, interactive workshop will help you discover the best websites and apps to connect you to job resources. Plus, we’ll share important tips for how to …

Enjoy “Hot Jazz from the French Quarter” in Rockville on 3/19!

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If you’re an AARP member who loves jazz, you’ll want to know about this local discount offering! Details below. Please note that this is not an AARP event.  If jazz lovers can’t get to New Orleans to hear their favorites, the Potomac River Jazz Club in Montgomery County is bringing New Orleans to them! Don’t miss this exciting event on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. The club is teaming with Montgomery College’s outstanding music department to present “Hot Jazz …

Help AARP Fight Hunger in Maryland in 2017!

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  Updated March 8 2017: Our volunteer sign-up link is now live! If you are interested in volunteering any amount of time for the Harvest for the Hungry 2017 food drive, please register at aarp.cvent.com/Harvest2017.  Between 10-12 percent of Marylanders aged 50+ struggle with hunger, and we are doing our part to help bring relief to those in need while providing volunteers the opportunity to “give where they live.” AARP Maryland helps to combat senior food insecurity through collaboration with various organizations …

AARP Calls on Maryland Public Service Commission to Preserve Availability and Quality of Landline Phone Service

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nancy Carr 443-787-5382 ncarr@aarp.org BALTIMORE (February 1, 2017) – On behalf of the 50+ community and more than 898,690 members statewide, AARP Maryland is calling on the Maryland Public Service Commission to protect the interests of Marylanders in rural counties and urban areas who rely on copper networks for reliable and affordable landline phone service. AARP filed comments today with the Commission in support of a petition recently filed by the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel …

Maryland Veterans’ Resource Page

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  Maryland is home to a projected 414,000+ veterans in 2017, and AARP is proud to support this group! Our AARP Maryland veterans resource page will be continually updated with helpful links and information that may be of interest to you as a veteran or the friend/family member of a veteran. United States of America 50th Commemoration Vietnam War pinning ceremony This ceremony is open to Vietnam combat and Era veterans who are interested in having AARP Maryland perform a commemorative pinning …

AARP Seeks Volunteers for New Montgomery County Dementia Friendly Initiative

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AARP is proud to be part of a new Dementia Friendly America (DFA) initiative in Montgomery County. Montgomery County joins seven other communities across the nation in this movement, including Boston, Denver and Prince George’s County, MD. AARP has joined other organizations and community leaders, including the Montgomery County Area Office on Aging and BrightFocus. We are currently looking for Montgomery County area residents to volunteer with us to help increase the success of this initiative! If interested in learning more, …

Join AARP for a Screening of “Jackie” in Columbia on March 20!

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Join AARP Maryland and the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence in Columbia for a free screening of the film “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman! What: AARP Movies for Grownups Screening of “Jackie” When: Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. Where: UA Snowden Square Stadium 14, 9161 Commerce Center Dr., Columbia, MD 21046 Movie details: Following the assassination attempt of John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define …