— 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 …

—     AARP MARYLAND AND THE MARYLAND COMMISSION ON CAREGIVING Present Caregiving in Maryland: Care for All A FREE SYMPOSIUM FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS Featuring AARP Family and Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer and Guest Moderator State Senator Delores G. Kelly Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00AM to 2:30PM Hilton BWI Airport 1739 West Nursery Road Linthicum Heights, MD Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served! Register now! Join Amy Goyer, author of “Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving,” as she relates her inspirational personal …

— 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 …

— July 24 update: the registration website is now live! Register now for the event. If you live in or near Hagerstown, AARP Maryland is making a stop through your neighborhood soon! AARP Maryland is hosting an Open House on Friday, August 25th and we can’t wait to meet you! Come say “hello” to staff and meet our lead volunteers as we all enjoy an afternoon of lunch, conversation and new connections. Refreshments will be provided. Save the date now! Date: Friday, August 25 Time: 11:30 a.m. …

— Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Awards honors outstanding individuals who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Every year we gather at our annual Andrus Awards event and celebrate the dedication of Maryland’s wonderful volunteers.  We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Andrus Awards. All nominations must be submitted by June 2nd, 2017. Take some time and nominate a volunteer in your community. Click here for additional information.

— The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that by 2020, approximately 50 percent of Americans will be 1099 contract workers, and we’re already at 38 percent. Similarly, small businesses operated by persons 45+ may not be aware of how simple technology and business processes like mobile apps, automation and sales funnels can cause their business to EXPLODE! Please join AARP Maryland at the 2017 BOOM Conference in Silver Spring on May 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver …

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

—   Updated May 22 2017: The Spring Food Drive for 2017 is now over, and was a huge success! 30 stores across the state participated, with volunteer and food donors giving their all for this important cause. Read our special wrap-up blog for final drive numbers and to find photos from the various stores and volunteers. Thank you to all who helped in 2017! If you would like to be on the Harvest for the Hungry event planning team for 2018, …

— In partnership with CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County) Senior Institute, the CCBC Foundation, and Baltimore County Public Libraries, AARP is presenting a way to increase your independence through technology. Do you know someone in the Baltimore County area without any computer experience, but who has the desire to learn? Then this is the class for them! Join a small group session (no more than 4-6 older adults) lead by one CCBC instructor teaching the fundamentals of using a computer. Learn …

— AARP Maryland is a proud sponsor of Radio One’s first annual Survivor Soul Stroll in Baltimore, and invites you to walk as a member of Team AARP! Breast cancer touches the lives of thousands of Baltimore families every year. In the African-America community, encouraging regular screenings and prompt diagnosis is a critical issue. That’s why the Radio One Survivor Soul Stroll, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, aims to benefit both breast cancer awareness and research. …

— 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 …