— 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 …

— 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. …

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, …

— Is there information about AARP issues and events that you’d like to share with others? AARP Maryland is making that easier with the April 1 launch of its Social Squad, a team of social media ambassadors who will share AARP news and information via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and other platforms. The effort is powered by SocialToaster, a fan engagement platform. Marylanders can receive valuable content from AARP and send it with a single click to their friends, families …

— 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 …

— 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 …

—   Last updated 3/29/17! Maryland is home to a projected 414,000+ veterans in 2017, and AARP is proud to support this group! Our AARP Maryland veterans resource page will be continually updated with helpful links and information that may be of interest to you as a veteran or the friend/family member of a veteran. United States of America 50th Commemoration Vietnam War pinning ceremony This ceremony is open to Vietnam combat and Era veterans who are interested in having AARP …