— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BALTIMORE (December 6, 2017) – Consistent with its longstanding efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare for older adults and all Americans, today AARP filed a friend of the court brief in AAM v. Frosh, No. 17-2166, (4th Cir.), supporting Maryland’s recently enacted HB 631—a law that prohibits unconscionable increases in the prices of generic drugs and drugs that have lost patent exclusivity. “When companies raise the prices of drugs to astronomically high levels, not because it …

— AARP Chapters across the state of Maryland are all vital parts of their community and take time to give back. We’re proud to see the hard work they accomplish each and every year. As 2017 comes to an end we’d like to shine a spotlight on one chapter that has really gone above and beyond to volunteer in their community: Suitland Maryland Chapter 939. In addition to volunteering with the AARP Maryland state office throughout the year, the Suitland chapter sponsors …

— Want to become an advocate for 50+ issues? Join AARP Maryland in Annapolis on Fridays throughout the legislative session beginning January 12, 2018. The morning of January 12th we will do a short training—meet legislators—and learn the ins and outs of Annapolis! If interested contact:  Tammy Bresnahan at tbresnahan@aarp.org   For more information on AARP Maryland’s 2018 Legislative Priorities click here!    

AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2018

— We want your opinion—click here to let us know what activities and issues you are interested in! FROM THE PRESIDENT OF AARP MARYLAND: With more than 890,000 members statewide, AARP Maryland is the voice of the 50+ in your community. We are working to support family caregivers, promote retirement security, and achieve affordable and reliable utilities for all Marylanders. During the 2018 primary and general election season, we will work to make sure that candidates for state and congressional office …

— AARP Maryland has a team of volunteer leaders who want to bring their commitment and talents to making a real difference in the lives of people in Maryland – to help shape goals and policies that will influence the 50+ and their families across the state, this team is our executive council. We’ve brought on three new members to the executive council and we can’t wait for you to meet them! Jim Campbell, Incoming State President Jim Campbell comes to …

— By Michelle R. Davis During his career as a journalist, Jim Gutman had to keep his opinions to himself. As the vice president and managing editor at a health care news publishing company, he needed to remain objective, staying outside the fray of politics. But when he retired in 2016, he could move from observer to participant. Gutman said he had long admired AARP, after watching the group’s lobbying efforts concerning Medicare Part D. “Once I retired, I wanted to …

— AARP Maryland is holding an exclusive telephone town hall on Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 AM (ET) to talk about the healthcare concerns of Marylanders aged 50+ and their families, including the latest updates on Medicare. We will be joined by United States Senator for Maryland, Chris Van Hollen, to discuss this important issue. This is your chance to hear from AARP and Senator Van Hollen and ask your questions, live! Sign up here to receive a call to join …

— As AARP Maryland’s current State President, Clarence “Tiger” Davis, completes his final term, AARP is thankful for everything he has done. “Tiger Davis brought a lifetime of grassroots activism and public service to AARP in Maryland six years ago when he became our State President,” said AARP Maryland’s State Director, Hank Greenberg. “He has been a great leader, partner and mentor to me during that time, and I credit him with opening doors for AARP in communities throughout Maryland, raising …

— AARP Maryland has received the 2017 Reginald F. Lewis Corporation/Organization Award from the Maryland State Conference (MSC) of the NAACP. AARP Maryland State President Clarence “Tiger” Davis and Associate State Director for Community Outreach Joy Hall accepted the award on behalf of the state office at the organization’s Freedom Fund Dinner in Columbia, MD on October 27. Held on the opening night of the MSC NAACP 77th Annual Convention, the event honors individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary service …

— The General Assembly is set to convene Jan. 10, and AARP Maryland is gearing up to advocate on several issues important to Marylanders age 50-plus. Leading the list of legislative priorities is prevention of elder abuse and exploitation. The AARP state office also aims to ensure all Marylanders have access to phone and broadband service and to protect state teachers’ and public employees’ pensions. Affordable, reliable utilities will also be a focus. Want to get involved in these issues? To …