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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 …

— 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 thinking about the 2019 AARP Maryland …

— 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 …

— If you’ve been keeping up with our major projects this year, you know that we have two large-scale, volunteer-driven events on the horizon in 2018: our annual spring food drive at the end of April, and our first intergenerational playground project breaking ground in Baltimore on May 10! Want to help out? Get an update on the AARP Maryland Spring Food Drive, April 27 and 28. Sign up to volunteer in your community! Read up on the latest about AARP …

— The Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America’s community leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. These free AARP books are available in print and e-book formats. This year Maryland had three amazing towns featured as communities for all ages! Check out the stories behind the City of Bowie, Montgomery College and the City of Takoma Park by watching the videos below. City of Bowie: Perks For Planting a Tree, …

— By Thomas Ferraro Wayne Clark and his wife, Karyn, moved from North Carolina to Maryland in 2015 largely because of his passion for biking. At 66, trim and fit, just a few pounds heavier than he was in high school, he cycles 5,000 miles a year. “I love bicycling not only because of the health benefits, but because of the sense of accomplishment I get by traveling to places on my own power,” said Clark, a retired computer network engineer. …