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This article will be updated as more Fraud Watch events are added! Below is the current list as of April 2016. Every year, thousands of Americans are impacted by fraud and scams through telephone calls, mail, e-mail, and digital advertisements. However,  you can beat con artists at their own game by joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network and attending one of our many Maryland Fraud Watch Events listed here: AARP Shred Fest Event, Waldorf, MD Saturday April 30, 2016 9:30am-11:30am FREE! …

StandOutFromtheCrowd_SocialMedia_Steve Debenport

When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

RefuelYourCaregivingTank Social Media Cathy Yeulet

Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

AARP Maryland helping fight hunger with our Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive in March 2015.

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”- Albert Einstein While the holiday season is notorious for canned food donations to local food banks and shelters, the shelves do not replenish themselves after the season has ended. The Spring Forward Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive is a campaign designed to encourage the act of giving and sharing with the less fortunate outside of the season. Although Maryland is one of the wealthiest states in this country, there …

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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Driving safely isn’t just about keeping within the speed limit and signaling turns. It’s also about how well the car fits the driver. Get your car in shape at a free CarFit checkup. A trained volunteer technician can help you make sure rearview mirrors are properly adjusted, pedals are within easy reach and you can see over the steering wheel. The technician will not make any changes to your vehicle, but may recommend some adjustments. The checkup takes about 20 …

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Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming. Whether you’ve been caring for a loved one for many years or you’re just beginning your journey, our free webinar will teach you five simple steps that will make the process easier. From starting a conversation to forming your team and making a plan, we’ll share practical advice you can use. Plus, we’ll help you learn how to find support and care for yourself. Get more details and learn how you can watch live or …

Maryland has more than 771,000 family caregivers who need additional help.

AARP Maryland has released findings of a statewide survey highlighting Maryland family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs. The survey recognizes and supports the important role that an estimated 771,000 Maryland residents have as family caregivers. Their unpaid work and assistance makes it possible for their parents, spouses or other loved ones to live independently at home – where they want to be. “Today in Maryland, more than half a million unpaid family caregivers are the unheralded backbone of our state’s care, …

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Looking for a job online with no success? Join AARP Senior Advisor Heather Tinsley-Fix to learn how to build and leverage your personal network—which could be the key to your job search. From professional associations to networking, Heather will help you learn how to make connections that will help you land your next job. Register for this important webinar now!

Sheila Maddox, an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer, Marylanders file their tax return.  Photo by Eric Kruszewski

By Tom Ferraro Sheila Maddox has always been good with numbers and people. So good, that as a young woman, she took a tax preparation course so she could do her own taxes and help her parents, siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends do theirs. During each of the past several years, Maddox, 68, has also been helping hundreds of fellow retirees at two Baltimore senior centers file their taxes. “I wouldn’t say I enjoy it; I’d say it’s a …