— 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 …

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—     Everyone is at risk for falling victim to fraud and scams. Don’t miss AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale (the inspiration for the hit film “Catch Me If You Can”) as he speaks for free in Baltimore County on Friday, June 15! Watch our teaser video below, and then RSVP for your spot to our free event with Frank Abagnale on June 15. On Facebook? Once you’ve registered, mark yourself as “going” or “interested” on our official …

— In partnership with AARP Experience Corps, the AARP Foundation, and REAL School Gardens, AARP Maryland’s wish is to create a safe space for children to learn, thrive and play during the school day, that will also be available for the use of all generations during off-school hours. From that idea was born the AARP Maryland Intergenerational Park in Baltimore, at James McHenry Elementary School! Follow along with AARP Maryland as we sponsor and build a new intergenerational park in Baltimore! …

— Want to give back in your community, learn a little about what AARP is doing locally and be rewarded with a beer on us? AARP is partnering with local food shelves and local breweries to make a difference where you live. For the price of a food donation, AARP will buy you a beer and set you up with a brewery tour as part of our new “AARP On Tap” series that is taking place across Maryland! AARP MD volunteers …

— Are you 50+ and looking for employment? You aren’t alone. Many Americans are looking for work as they reimagine the next stage of their life. If you live in or near Montgomery County, your next opportunity may be just a handshake away at the free 50+ Employment Expo, hosted by the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA). More details are below: FREE 50+ Employment Expo on April 16 in North Bethesda! Retool, recharge & reinvent yourself at the free 50+ Employment Expo! …

— Maryland features some world-class museums, zoos, theatre, ballet, as well as other cultural and sporting events. We’re working with organizations statewide, from Oakland to Ocean City and places in between, to bring terrific offers on cultural events to AARP members and their guests throughout 2018. Take a look at what’s coming up below, and keep checking back here often as new events and offerings are always being added! Last updated May 17, 2018. Get Special Discounts on Strathmore Performance Events …

— Don’t just toss your sensitive documents…shred ’em for free with AARP! We also have a wealth of valuable information at our AARP Fraud Watch Network workshops about how to stay savvy to the latest scams out there and how to keep yourself and loved ones safe. Our shreds and workshops (often combined) are must-attend events that you don’t want to miss! When it comes to our shredding events, please remember: no businesses please, and make sure to remove all plastic …

— From participating in a fun Chinese New Year celebration in Howard County to hosting our first (and most popular to-date) free movie screening of Black Panther in Owings Mills, we stayed busy last month! Check out a few images from our February events below. If you’re interested in joining our volunteer team and making a difference in your community with AARP, take a moment to fill out our volunteer interest form and someone will be in touch soon!

— Join AARP Maryland in Marriottsville on Saturday, February 10, as we celebrate the Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog) in Howard County! Stop by the AARP table and learn about the work we are doing across the state. What: Howard County Chinese School Lunar New Year Celebration Where: Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville, MD 21104 When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full details are below; we hope to see you there. Happy Lunar …

— Only one month has passed in 2018, and boy do we feel like we hit the ground running! Watch what your AARP Maryland staff has been up to so far in 2018! January- Our Month in Review! It’s only the second month of 2018 and boy do we feel like we hit the ground running! Check out this video to see what your AARP Maryland staff and volunteers have been up to for the 31 days of January! Posted by …

— AARP Maryland wishes you and your family a happy Lunar New Year! Happy Lunar New Year! AARP Maryland wishes you and your family a happy Lunar New Year! In celebration of 2018 being the Year of the Dog, we have a special contest for you to enter. Be sure to visit http://spr.ly/6188DOSzs for more information! Posted by AARP Maryland on Wednesday, February 7, 2018   NEW ASIAN AMERICAN RESOURCES ON AARP.ORG AARP is also happy to announce the launch of …

— April update: The contest is officially open! Follow the steps below to enter your work of art. Calling all artists over age 50 in the Baltimore, Howard County and Greater Washington areas! You are invited to participate in The Beacon Celebration of the Arts. Here’s how to participate: Step 1: Give some thought to trying your hand at a new art or craft, or returning to one you used to enjoy. Some ideas: watercolors, sketching, oil painting, jewelry making, pottery, sculpture, …