— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Maryland for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— 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 …

— 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 …

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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. For information about local discounts in Maryland (including …

—                           Updated August 2018 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 this November! AARP is committed to ensuring that those aged 50+ and their families know the importance of voting in 2018. Take the AARP pledge to vote this year, and see below for important Maryland …

— AARP Maryland is once again a sponsor of the exciting Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K, taking place on Sunday, June 24 at Baltimore’s Rash Field. Event details here; read below to find out how to get involved with Team AARP in 2018! AARP National Office staff and state office women near the Baltimore-area are encouraged to run or walk with Team AARP for the Mid-Atlantic’s largest all-women’s 5K. AARP Maryland will have a vendor space at the Finish Line Festival with information …

— Thanks to all who came out to our “spring flight” of AARP On Tap events! Look for several more coming this fall to a location near you…stay tuned! 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 …

— 4/30 UPDATE:  The 2018 Spring Food Drive is complete! Thank you to all of the volunteers and those who stopped at their respective locations to donate food to less-fortunate Marylanders. View some photos from the event on Twitter. We will have an update coming soon with the total poundage of food collected, so stay tuned!     Wondering where the closest participating location is near you? See below for an up-to-date list of locations: HARVEST 2018 LOCATIONS Anne Arundel County …

— 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 August 15, 2018. Get Special Discounts on Strathmore and AMP …