— The Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America’s community leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. These free AARP books are available in print and e-book formats. This year Maryland had three amazing towns featured as communities for all ages! Check out the stories behind the City of Bowie, Montgomery College and the City of Takoma Park by watching the videos below. City of Bowie: Perks For Planting a Tree, …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nancy Carr 443-787-5382 ncarr@aarp.org BALTIMORE (February 1, 2017) – On behalf of the 50+ community and more than 898,690 members statewide, AARP Maryland is calling on the Maryland Public Service Commission to protect the interests of Marylanders in rural counties and urban areas who rely on copper networks for reliable and affordable landline phone service. AARP filed comments today with the Commission in support of a petition recently filed by the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel …

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

— Think you know AARP in Maryland? You don’t know ‘aarp.’ We’re working to support family caregivers, achieve affordable and reliable utilities, and build new tools to help working Marylanders save for retirement. But that’s not all. From standing up with leaders to spur change in your community to taking part in free movie nights, networking events, and fun social opportunities, what we’re doing might just surprise you. AARP Maryland is making a difference where you live. Every day. And we …

— 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 …

motorcycle event in Maryland Ride Across Maryland

—   AARP Maryland is set to participate in the upcoming Ride Across Maryland (RAM), a two-day motorcycle event with an ultimate goal of raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The RAM 2016 event is in its 16th year, and will include the first-ever “Team AARP,” consisting of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland who will individually complete a 150-mile ride throughout Maryland—from Columbia to Ocean City. The excursion will include escorts over the Chesapeake …

AARP Maryland General Assembly 2016 retirement savings & family caregiving victories

— Contacts: Tammy Bresnahan, 410-302-8451 tbresnahan@aarp.org Nancy Carr, 410-895-7610 ncarr@aarp.org New legislation will help nearly one million Maryland workers save for retirement and 800,000 family caregivers receive better aftercare instruction Annapolis, MD—AARP in Maryland is celebrating legislative wins for 50+ Marylanders and their families after Governor Larry Hogan signed two important pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday that will affect retirement savings and support for family caregivers. Help us say “thank you” to Maryland lawmakers for passing these bills! Taking a …

— The CARE Act is now law in Maryland. Download your Maryland CARE Act card right now. More than 771,000 Marylanders are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently at home – where they want to be. These caregivers have a big job, and we can all help with some basic support—and commonsense solutions—to make their responsibilities a little bit easier. Tell our legislators that you support the CARE Act in Maryland! That’s why AARP supports the Caregiver Advise, …

— MEDIA ADVISORY What: Press Conference on March 12 – Pass The CARE Act! – SB572/HB1006 AARP Maryland Urges Support for the CARE Act to Help Caregivers Keep Family Members at Home Maryland House and Senate scheduled to hear the Bill on March 12, 2015 When: Thursday, March 12 – 12 pm Where: AARP’s Annapolis Office, 15 School Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (View on Google Maps)     Key Issues: More than 770,000 Marylanders care for aging parents and spouses who want …