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—     Curious about what events AARP is holding or participating in across Maryland? Look no further! This frequently updated calendar (we are adding more events every day!) will give you the basic details for events that AARP is either hosting or a part of, as well as links and contact information, so that you can connect with AARP locally in your community soon. Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access. Last updated January 15, 2019   For information …

— 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.   Suppose they could end up doing things to you that you would never have wanted. Suppose they don’t know about your allergies to medications or foods.  Suppose they don’t know about religious/dietary restrictions. If only you had answered those questions in advance so …

— The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by Navy Veteran Brian Smith. A somber note to start this edition, the passing of President George H.W. Bush. A prominent member of the greatest generation, his loss is a poignant reminder of how quickly we are losing these amazing World War II Veterans. According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, only 496,777 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are alive in 2018. Sadly, we are …

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

— The Maryland General Assembly reconvenes Jan. 9, and AARP Maryland staff and volunteers are attending events called Delegation Fridays to discuss issues important to Free Staters age 50 and older. During these sessions volunteers meet with state senators and delegates to discuss bills and issues important to them. At these gatherings, county and city officials also brief state legislators on matters relevant to the people they represent. Members of Congress frequently make appearances, too. There are opportunities to network before …

— Sign Up for Our Free Online Work and Skills Event Online Career Networking Expo: Spotlight on Part-Time Work and Skills Thursday, January 24, 2019, 1-4 p.m. ET Looking for part-time work? AARP’s Online Career Networking Expo is bringing the employers, the skills and the possibilities of part-time work to you! This free, unique event lets you network with employers online and learn how to improve the skills that can get you noticed. Tune in to expert-led webinars such as: Age-Proof Your …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— AARP advocates on policy issues that matter most to Marylanders age 50 and over and their families. In our state legislative advocacy, we rely on our hundreds of volunteers and more than 890,000 members across Maryland. Read on to learn what we focus on and how you can be a part of it! HEALTH SECURITY Caregivers More than 771,000 Marylanders are assisting their parents, spouses and other loved ones to live independently in their homes and communities. Most juggle their …

— AARP Maryland, located in downtown Baltimore City, is looking for some volunteers to help out in select capacities in our state office. Please see below for any opportunities you would possibly be interested in. Volunteer Intake Coordinator AARP Maryland is looking for a friendly, engaging individual to help with welcoming and onboarding new volunteers. The Volunteer Intake Coordinator has an important role of assisting the Associate State Directors and Executive Council members in managing the process of bringing on the …

— 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!

— Henry Kenney III is an AARP Maryland Communications Intern and graduate student at Georgetown University. On November 29, I had the opportunity to interview Shawn Perry, founder and host of the popular radio broadcast The Senior Zone. The Maryland resident is using his platform to reshape and positively influence the lives of seniors and older adults in the DMV area. The Senior Zone’s first broadcast was on November 12, 2012, and for over six years now Shawn has been using …

— Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Learn how to turn off location services and to block phone numbers. *Note: These tips are applicable only to iPhone. How to Turn Off Location Services Did you know that certain apps on your smartphone devices can track your location at all times? Some apps ding where you are only when you open it. Of course, this raises some questions about privacy and safety. However, there are some pros of having location services turned on. Say …