Thank You, Tiger! AARP Maryland Recognizes Outgoing State President for Service

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-03T09:42:51+00:00">November 3, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-15T17:26:48+00:00">November 15, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

As AARP Maryland’s current State President, Clarence “Tiger” Davis, completes his final term, AARP is thankful for everything he has done. “Tiger Davis brought a lifetime of grassroots activism and public service to AARP in Maryland six years ago when he became our State President,” said AARP Maryland’s State Director, Hank Greenberg. “He has been a great leader, partner and mentor to me during that time, and I credit him with opening doors for AARP in communities throughout Maryland, raising …

AARP Maryland Receives Award at NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-11-01T12:18:54+00:00">November 1, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

AARP Maryland has received the 2017 Reginald F. Lewis Corporation/Organization Award from the Maryland State Conference (MSC) of the NAACP. AARP Maryland State President Clarence “Tiger” Davis and Associate State Director for Community Outreach Joy Hall accepted the award on behalf of the state office at the organization’s Freedom Fund Dinner in Columbia, MD on October 27. Held on the opening night of the MSC NAACP 77th Annual Convention, the event honors individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary service …

Learn Benefits of Self-Care at Free Yoga Event in Baltimore

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-19T12:10:45+00:00">October 19, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-26T08:59:14+00:00">October 26, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

Are you a family caregiver? Would you like an opportunity to relax and unwind? Join AARP for a free afternoon of Mend Restorative yoga at Baltimore’s M. Power Yoga! The session will begin with an open and informal talk about our role as caregivers and where you can find support and resources, followed by a soothing session of yoga. Light refreshments will be served. New to Yoga? No worries! This class focuses on gently stretching and healing while holding poses …

And the 2017 Andrus Winner is…Jasmin Duckett!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-13T11:30:56+00:00">October 13, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

BALTIMORE (October 10, 2018) – Jasmin Marie Duckett of Baltimore has been selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the  2017 AARP Maryland Andrus Award for Community Service—the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Maryland selected Duckett for her remarkable service, including her tireless work on a series of improvements that together help to make her West Baltimore neighborhood a safer and more comfortable place to live— especially …

Three Maryland Cities featured in Where We Live!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-02T12:55:16+00:00">October 2, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

The Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America’s community leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. These free AARP books are available in print and e-book formats. This year Maryland had three amazing towns featured as communities for all ages! Check out the stories behind the City of Bowie, Montgomery College and the City of Takoma Park by watching the videos below. City of Bowie: Perks For Planting a Tree, …

Howard County 50+ Expo Coming Soon!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-31T14:33:09+00:00">August 31, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-13T11:13:05+00:00">October 13, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

Come say hello to AARP Maryland as we partake and enjoy the 19th Annual Howard County 50+ EXPO in Columbia, MD! The event will be held at Wilde Lake High School (5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044) from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday, October 20. Stop by AARP’s Driver Safety workshop or learn how you can make aging in place possible with our special HomeFit workshop. Additionally, you are invited to a special free screening of American Masters – James Beard: America’s …

Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-30T11:42:31+00:00">August 30, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-05T13:45:36+00:00">September 5, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

If you are raising a grandchild or another relative’s child, you are not alone. Millions of grandparents and other relatives are raising children. AARP has a wonderful Guide for GrandFamilies that can help you find your way with tips, tools and resources to the services and support you need to take care of yourself and your family. For additional help we’ve compiled a list of additional and some local resources. Baltimore City Health Department Division of Aging & CARE Services: Grandparents …

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Calls for 2018 Volunteers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-09T15:35:19+00:00">August 9, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-04T13:44:44+00:00">October 4, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for …

Save the Date: 2017 Power of Age Expo

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-26T12:03:06+00:00">July 26, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-31T14:35:19+00:00">August 31, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

On Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5, join AARP Maryland and the Baltimore County Department of Aging at the 2017 Power of Age Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Expo 2017 celebrates the event’s 30th anniversary. The show welcomes 11,000 attendees comprised of older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, families, adults with disabilities (over the age of 18) and professionals. “Reimagine Aging” is Expo’s theme which offers approximately 11, 000 attendees the opportunity to visit with 300 plus vendors and exhibitors, enjoy continuous live entertainment, …

Encourage Lawmakers to Vote No on the Harmful Health Care Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-07-14T10:49:35+00:00">July 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-07T13:58:06+00:00">August 7, 2017</time> by AARP Maryland

Updated August 7: The bad health care bill was voted down during the early morning hours of July 28! We thank Maryland Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen for voting no to proceed with the “skinny repeal,” and for keeping older Marylanders 50+ and their families in mind. Find out how your Senators voted on the bill, and send them a message to tell them what you think! Additionally, read AARP’s August 3rd letter to Congress to urge them to …