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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 …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— On September 26, 2018, 11 outstanding Marylanders from communities across the state were honored for their volunteer service by AARP Maryland at our annual awards celebration at the Gathering Place in Clarksville, Md. We were also joined by dozens of other amazing AARP Maryland volunteers! Recipients were chosen by AARP Maryland for their work to improve the lives of AARP members and the 50+, dedication to creating communities for all ages, and to heed the words of Dr. Andrus “to …

— Congratulations to the The Beacon’s Celebration of the Arts winners for 2018. Artists over age 50 from the District, Maryland and Virginia created and submitted hundreds of entries in four categories, incorporating visual and written works. “Art, in its various forms, is a great way to express one’s creative ideas and freely display their emotions,” says Hank Greenberg, AARP Maryland state director. “It’s exciting to see the wealth and diversity of talent on display.” As a sponsor of the event, …

— Congratulations to Chuck Smith, AARP Maryland’s winner of the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service! Every Monday morning for the past 25 years, approximately 200 disadvantaged families have come to Montgomery County’s Gaithersburg Food Pantry to pick up the free groceries and personal hygiene items they will need in order to survive the next week. On average, four tons of food, personal hygiene items, baby formula and diapers are collected and distributed weekly. The collected items are stocked, packaged and …

— Are you searching for the secrets to Living Longer, Living Well? Visit the Power of Age Expo, hosted by the Baltimore County Department of Aging, on October 3-4, 2018 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds!   This expo is the largest regional show of its type in the Mid-Atlantic region providing information and resources, 300+ exhibitors/vendors, continuous live entertainment, special feature areas, free health screenings, a veteran muster and much more. Once you reach a certain age living life can be complex, …

— 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 …

— [AARP Maryland Associate State Director for Advocacy Tammy Bresnahan spoke to The Daily Record recently about the unique challenges faced by family caregivers.] By: Special to The Daily Record Gina Gallucci-White July 12, 2018 As parents reach their golden years, many need their adult children’s help for daily living or for simple tasks like rides to doctor’s appointments and going to the grocery store or more intense care such as dressing, bathing and administering medication. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 65 …

—   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 …