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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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Welcome to the AARP Maryland Livable Communities page! Liveable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. AARP is spreading the word about age-friendly, livable communities. Check out our radio spots running on the Maryland News Network.   …

—   Last updated December 19, 2018 The 2018 AARP Maryland Spring Harvest Food Drive was one of the best yet! Because of the integral roles our volunteers played in planning and executing the drive, we were able to engage over 100 volunteers who solicited donations at 14 grocery stores, and assisted with filling local pantry shelves to feed many families in need. We couldn’t have done it without their leadership! With 2018 coming to a close, it’s time to start …

— Bike racks, outdoor seating and safe pedestrian paths aren’t just nice amenities; they’re part of what makes a community more livable and secure for people of all ages. AARP is helping pave the way, awarding $1.3 million for 129 Community Challenge grants nationally. Maryland earned grants in four localities. Projects include artistic bike racks throughout the Annapolis Arts District; tables and seating for events on Main Street in Berlin; improvements to outdoor space with new amenities in District Heights; and …

— Join AARP Maryland for a FREE happy hour and tap into your unlimited possibilities. Learn how you can “Disrupt Aging” and make a positive difference on the Eastern Shore. From helping to inform people about scams and identity theft, creating “livable communities,” advocating on policy issues, or being an ambassador for AARP at events, to just having a great time at the movies or your local brewery, we have opportunities for everyone to explore their Real Possibilities! Thursday, November 1, 2018 5:00 …

— Four Maryland communities are being awarded AARP Community Challenge grants to support local projects aimed at improving neighborhoods for all ages. The grants are awarded annually to support innovative projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, open spaces, and housing to improve neighborhoods and make Maryland’s counties, cities, towns and rural areas better places to live. In 2018, the “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and …

—   Livability Index – 2018 Winners in Maryland! Silver Spring and Columbia, Maryland are among the nation’s best places to live and age, according to the newly released 2018 AARP Livability Index. Developed by the AARP Public Policy Institute, the index assists community leaders, local policy makers and residents with identifying areas of priority for community development. Where We Live 2018 The award-winning Where We Live series from AARP highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America’s local leaders to improve …

— The creative work of Health Commissioner, Leana Wen, M.D. (Baltimore), community leaders in Montgomery County, Carol Goodman and Carla DeWitt (Edgewater), and non-profit, Pigtown Main Street (Baltimore) are showcased in the 2018 Edition of AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages publication, now available for free. The latest edition shares how the experienced class across the nation impacts communities through its skills and life lessons, influence and involvement. Over the past three years the book has shared hundreds of …

— Silver Spring and Columbia, Maryland are among the nation’s best places to live and age, according to the newly released 2018 “AARP Livability Index.” Developed by the AARP Public Policy Institute, the index assists community leaders, local policy makers and residents with identifying areas of priority for community development. Columbia is new this year to the Livable Communities list “Top 10 Cities with Populations of 100,000 to 500,000.” According to the report: “While Columbia is a small, village-like town it …