AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2018

—   x January 2018 summary: The first few weeks of the 2018 Legislative Session are now in the rear view mirror! More than 1,200 bills were introduced in the House and Senate in January and AARP Maryland is reviewing them now. Our advocacy director has noted many of this year’s bills center around health and retirement savings, as well as utility bills related to broadband. Our Delegation Fridays in Annapolis have been a huge success, and we’ve gotten to meet some …

AARP will be fighting for 50+ Marylanders in Annapolis in 2018

— We want YOU to come to Annapolis with us on Friday afternoons during the Legislative Session. Learn alongside other Marylanders about how you can make a difference. If interested in attending, contact Tammy Bresnahan at tbresnahan@aarp.org, subject line “Delegation Fridays interest.” At the end of November 2017, we asked our AARP Advocates across the state to weigh in on a brief survey that posed the following question: “What do YOU believe that AARP Maryland’s top three legislative priorities should be …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BALTIMORE (December 6, 2017) – Consistent with its longstanding efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare for older adults and all Americans, today AARP filed a friend of the court brief in AAM v. Frosh, No. 17-2166, (4th Cir.), supporting Maryland’s recently enacted HB 631—a law that prohibits unconscionable increases in the prices of generic drugs and drugs that have lost patent exclusivity. “When companies raise the prices of drugs to astronomically high levels, not because it …

— As AARP Maryland’s current State President, Clarence “Tiger” Davis, completes his final term, AARP is thankful for everything he has done. “Tiger Davis brought a lifetime of grassroots activism and public service to AARP in Maryland six years ago when he became our State President,” said AARP Maryland’s State Director, Hank Greenberg. “He has been a great leader, partner and mentor to me during that time, and I credit him with opening doors for AARP in communities throughout Maryland, raising …

— 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, …

— This Op-Ed originally ran in the March 24th 2017 edition of The Daily Record. Among the numerous cuts in the Trump administration’s proposed federal budget are critical services that are used to support older Americans. As leaders who, respectively, safeguard the health and well-being of 620,000 residents in Baltimore, and represent the interests of the 50-plus community and their families across Maryland, we are deeply concerned how the proposed budget’s significant cuts will devastate the health and well-being of older …

— Mary Angela Baker, director of the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University, has been appointed to the AARP Maryland Executive Council, a select group of AARP members whose leadership, record of service, and commitment to the goals of the Association are exemplary. In her role on the volunteer board, Baker will help shape AARP’s strategic priorities, build community partnerships with key decision makers and serve as a principal volunteer spokesperson for AARP in Maryland. “Mary Angela is …

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nancy Carr 443-787-5382 ncarr@aarp.org BALTIMORE (February 1, 2017) – On behalf of the 50+ community and more than 898,690 members statewide, AARP Maryland is calling on the Maryland Public Service Commission to protect the interests of Marylanders in rural counties and urban areas who rely on copper networks for reliable and affordable landline phone service. AARP filed comments today with the Commission in support of a petition recently filed by the Maryland Office of People’s Counsel …

— Think you know AARP in Maryland? You don’t know ‘aarp.’ We’re working to support family caregivers, achieve affordable and reliable utilities, and build new tools to help working Marylanders save for retirement. But that’s not all. From standing up with leaders to spur change in your community to taking part in free movie nights, networking events, and fun social opportunities, what we’re doing might just surprise you. AARP Maryland is making a difference where you live. Every day. And we …

— Nov. 10, 2016 CONTACT Nancy Carr, 410.895.7610 ncarr@aarp.org   State director calls on new leadership to address Social Security, Medicare and Caregiving Maryland— AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg issued the following statement regarding the outcome of the 2016 General Election in Maryland: “AARP Maryland congratulates the winners of the 2016 contests for the US Senate and House of Representatives.  As AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said yesterday, ‘Now the real work begins.’ AARP Maryland stands ready to work with …

motorcycle event in Maryland Ride Across Maryland

—   AARP Maryland is set to participate in the upcoming Ride Across Maryland (RAM), a two-day motorcycle event with an ultimate goal of raising money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The RAM 2016 event is in its 16th year, and will include the first-ever “Team AARP,” consisting of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland who will individually complete a 150-mile ride throughout Maryland—from Columbia to Ocean City. The excursion will include escorts over the Chesapeake …