— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Maryland for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— By Kim Keister Brian T. Smith served the American people for more than 30 years. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and retired as a Navy captain, saw combat and received a number of military awards. Smith, who turns 57 this month, has pivoted to serve in a different way. He advocated for military retirees and disabled veterans during this year’s Maryland General Assembly session. “There was a connection to give back to the community and state by going to …

—                           Updated August 2018 Did you know that only 40 percent of those aged 50+ who vote in presidential elections vote in the midterms? Help us change the ratio. Be the difference. VOTE this November! AARP is committed to ensuring that those aged 50+ and their families know the importance of voting in 2018. Take the AARP pledge to vote this year, and see below for important Maryland …

— En Español. More than 770,000 Marylanders care for a parent, spouse or other loved one while also juggling full-or part-time jobs. That is why AARP Maryland fought for passage of a new state law called the Healthy Working Families Act, which provides family caregivers—as well as many other Maryland workers—with access to earned sick and safe leave.   Here are five things you should know about the Healthy Working Families Act earned sick and safe leave program: 1) What is earned …

— April 2018 update: An Executive Director & CEO has now been appointed to lead Maryland’s Work & Save retirement savings program! More details below. In 2016, a bill became law that will allow one million Marylanders to save for retirement who had no way to do so before through their place of employment. Taking a monumental step toward ensuring a more secure financial future for small business employees, Governor Larry Hogan signed SB 1007/HB 1378, the Maryland Small Business Retirement …

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

— April Update: The 2018 Maryland General Assembly has come and gone once again! While we are disappointed that we weren’t able to get Maryland’s HB 1194 – Drug Cost Commission bill passed in the final moments of the session, Marylanders have a lot of big “wins” to be proud of…and can thank our hard-working volunteers for making it happen! Read our state director’s note about the major victories for 50+ Marylanders and their families this legislative session. Thank you to all …

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

— We want YOU to come to Annapolis with us on Friday afternoons during the Legislative Session. Learn alongside other Marylanders about how you can make a difference. If interested in attending, contact Tammy Bresnahan at tbresnahan@aarp.org, subject line “Delegation Fridays interest.” At the end of November 2017, we asked our AARP Advocates across the state to weigh in on a brief survey that posed the following question: “What do YOU believe that AARP Maryland’s top three legislative priorities should be …

— Earlier this year, we surveyed our AARP Advocates with a brief, two-question survey asking for their opinion as we continue through an important election year in 2018. We received more than 3,400 responses, and want to share the results with you! Our Advocates were asked the following: “What statewide legislative issues are important to you as we approach elections in 2018? See below for what issues they included in their top three:         We look forward to …

— 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 …

— 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 …