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

—   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 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 …

— AARP Maryland and Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) invite Baltimore County area residents to learn about preventing elder abuse and take time to shred unneeded documents for free during an event on Thursday, June 15. The shred will take place as part of the BC-REST World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum. Register for free for this event! The event will be held at the Randallstown Community Center (3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD). The Forum time will be 9:30 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Nov. 10, 2016 CONTACT Nancy Carr, 410.895.7610 ncarr@aarp.org   State director calls on new leadership to address Social Security, Medicare and Caregiving Maryland— AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg issued the following statement regarding the outcome of the 2016 General Election in Maryland: “AARP Maryland congratulates the winners of the 2016 contests for the US Senate and House of Representatives.  As AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said yesterday, ‘Now the real work begins.’ AARP Maryland stands ready to work with …

— AARP Maryland volunteers make a real difference in the community every day, whether it’s through teaching community groups about fraud, advocating for caregivers, helping at a health fair or hosting a shredding event. You can chair an event committee or serve as a greeter — we need all of your talents! As a volunteer you are free to choose how much time you would like to give. Most volunteer from two to four hours a week, either on a regular …

— Learn about the latest in health tracker technology and how it can positively impact older adults’ lives during at the 18th Annual Howard County 50+EXPO in Columbia, MD! Being held at Wilde Lake High School (5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044) from 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, October 31, the Howard County 50+EXPO will feature a presentation by AARP’s Senior Advisor of Digital Strategy & Membership, Mike Lee. Mike will speak to attendees about his personal health victories …

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— The 16th annual Ride Across Maryland (RAM) on June 4 included the first-ever “Team AARP:” a dedicated and spirited team of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland, who individually completed a 150-mile ride from Columbia to Ocean City. The ultimate goal of the weekend was to raise money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. All participants were required to fundraise a minimum of $70 to represent the 70,000 young adults in the United States who will …