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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 November 6, 2018   For information …

— By Effie Dawson When David Conway goes to the polls Nov. 6, he will vote for candidates committed to controlling health care costs. Conway, 64, of Columbia, retired last year after 42 years selling medical devices, and now volunteers with AARP on legislative issues. His career made him keenly aware of how expensive health care is and convinced him that affordable health care is at risk in Washington. Conway’s priorities mirror those of more than 3,400 state residents 50 and …

—                                 By Effie Dawson When David Conway goes to the polls Nov. 6, he will vote for candidates committed to controlling health care costs. Conway, 64, of Columbia, retired last year after 42 years selling medical devices, and now volunteers with AARP on legislative issues. His career made him keenly aware of how expensive health care is and convinced him that affordable health care is …

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

— Do you enjoy the legislative process? How about working with and advocating for like-minded individuals? Well, AARP Maryland needs your help! We’re looking to recruit up to two volunteers for advocacy and outreach. The ideal candidate(s) would be able to commute to Annapolis when available and provide assistance during the legislative session and beyond. Candidates should be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm (hours are negotiable). Mileage and parking expenses during the position’s run …

—   The following is a new AARP Maryland column written by AARP Volunteer Brian Smith, a Navy veteran who resides in National Harbor, Maryland. I have been enjoying my time volunteering as an AARP Maryland Veterans Advocate. After spending an interesting and informative 2018 session advocating in the Maryland legislature, I am looking forward to returning next year to keep fighting for veterans issues. From time to time, I run across information that may be of interest to my fellow …

— The following is an op-ed by Jim Campbell, AARP Maryland’s Volunteer State President, which ran in the August 17 edition of the Baltimore Sun.  Many important decisions are facing policy makers this election season, but one of the most critical should be how to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to …

— 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 November 6, 2018 – PLEASE VOTE, MARYLAND! POLLS CLOSE AT 8 PM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6. 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 on November 6!         10/25 Update: Early voting has begun in Maryland and continues through Thursday, November 1! For a list of early voting centers across the state, click here. 9/25 …

— 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 …