— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said during his historic campaign that he would not allow changes to this popular program. “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago.” Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on Congress to …

— More than 771,000 Maryland residents are caring for an older parent or other loved one, helping them to live independently at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make life a little bit easier for them. Effective October 1, 2016, the Maryland CARE Act requires hospitals to: Provide your loved one the opportunity to designate a family caregiver Inform you when your loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back …

AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2015.

—   With more than 895,000 members statewide, AARP Maryland is the voice of the 50+ in your community. From Oakland to Ocean City, and every district in between, AARP invites you to join us at the State House in Annapolis in 2017. • Meet with your local lawmakers to share concerns and priorities. • Testify before legislative committees. • Be part of our Digital Army to spread the word on social media. Raise your voice with us! Below are  some of …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— 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 …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— 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, 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 …

— 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 …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 7 p.m. ET Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

— 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 …

— Fun new way for Marylanders to learn job search skills, family caregiving advice and how to stay safe online. Can you sell yourself to a potential employer in the time it takes to ride an elevator? Take the awkwardness out of the conversation when you’re helping a loved one plan for the future? Keep yourself safe from a hacker or handle the four toughest questions you’ll ever face in an interview? Introducing AARP’s new interactive videos that put you in the middle …

— Marylanders overwhelmingly (81%) want the legislature work to maintain affordable, reliable, and high quality traditional telephone service, according to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute survey. The organization is calling on the Maryland House of Delegates to pass the Wired Broadband Act of 2017 (HB 1313), legislation sponsored by Delegate Mark Fisher to require landline telephone companies to provide and maintain wired broadband service, and to commit to extending universal wired broadband access throughout the State. The 2017 AARP Public …