—                   Calling all Kansans! Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives?  If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000.Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must be …

—   Experience for Hire Matches Older Workers with Job Openings in Grand Rapids Are you looking for part-time or full-time work? Join AARP Michigan and West Michigan Works for a free hiring event in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Meet with managers looking for your skills and qualifications, and put your experience to work!   How does this hiring event differ from a job fair? All applicants who register for the Experience for Hire hiring event will submit a résumé. …

— Tuesday, January 29, 2018 Welcome to AARP Maryland’s Tech Tip Tuesday! A monthly tech tip blog created by Communications Intern Henry Kenney III. Learn how to take a screenshot and navigate your photos app. *Note: These tips are applicable only to iPhone. How to take a Screenshot on an iPhone Taking a screenshot is very useful when trying to capture something from whatever screen you’re looking at on your iPhone.    For example, did you find a recipe for your favorite dessert …

— The Summit County 50+ Winter Games will take place at Keystone Resort, the Frisco Nordic Center and the Summit County Community and Senior Center February 10-12, 2019. This year there also will be three free ski racing clinics prior to the games: one at Keystone Ski Resort, one at Breckenridge Ski Resort and one at the Frisco Nordic Center. The Summit County 50+ Winter Games are in their 39th year and feature ice skating, alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, hockey skills …

—   The following guest blog was written by Ted Meyerson, AARP Maryland volunteer speaker on advance directives.  Did you ever worry about having an accident and not being able to speak to the doctors or nurses? Suppose they started asking advice from someone who doesn’t know what treatments you would want, or not want. Perhaps they could end up doing things to you that you would never have wanted. They may not know about your allergies to medications or foods, …

— Welcome to the homepage for the AARP Washington State Podcast. Our podcast focuses on health, wealth & self, and how we can make life after age 50 the best years of our lives. You can find us on iTunes and subscribe here. Or you can listen through any podcast app. Just search for “AARP Washington State Podcast”. Episodes in Season 1. 1. Being Happier with Gretchen Rubin 2. The Good News About Aging with Dr. Laura Carstensen 3. Meditation Master …

— Passionate about style and fashion, Jodie Filogomo has reinvented herself from a retired cosmetic dentist to a blogger who has developed Jodie’s Touch of Style.  She features models and fashion for women 50-plus on her blog. “It’s never too late to look great,” Filogomo said. Recently, she reviewed the Dior Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Here’s what this “age-disrupter” had to say: “Change your thoughts and you change the world,” Norman Vincent Peale. You could think of this quote as the way …

— Shelly Hartmann says she was born with “a horse bug,” and at 51 with 18 years of competition behind her, she is just getting warmed up. Hartmann and her Palomino horse, Mistresses Milky Way, have won the National Reining Horse Association’s 2017 North American Affiliate Championship in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro divisions, and they have several top 10 titles, including American Quarter Horse Association World Show. In January, Hartmann will be one of 14 riders invited to …

— AARP Maryland has had an exciting year with AMAZING volunteers and members. We would like to thank all of you for being a part of our community and family. Check out this short video that highlights a few of our amazing events! Stay up to date with all things AARP Maryland by following our Twitter page and liking our Facebook page!

— AARP chapter president, Larry Walton of Ocean Pines in Worcester, MD was recently inducted into the Maryland Senior Citizen’s Hall of Fame 2018 and was one of five recipients to receive the accompanying GERI award. As president of the Ocean Pines Chapter of AARP for five years, president of the Ocean Area chapter of National Active Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), and vice chair of the Worcester County Commission on Aging, Larry was recognized for all of his volunteer work in …