— ACTION ALERT:  Its time to #StopRxGreed  Drugs don’t work if people cannot afford them. Maryland families deserve access to affordable medication, especially life saving prescription drugs. But from cancer treatments to EpiPens, drug companies’ skyrocketing prices are pushing life-saving treatments out of reach for those who need them. We pay among the highest prescription drug prices in the world so drug companies can make billions.  No one should have to choose between buying medicine or buying food for our families. That’s …

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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 March 15, 2019   For information …

— In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to feature a personal story from our former state president Clarence “Tiger” Davis. Tiger reflects upon his experiences as a black Vietnam veteran reintegrating into a society that did not wholeheartedly welcome him with open arms. However, despite the racism and violence cast on to people that looked like him, he still stood tall for his country. He believed in America and despite the hostility at home, wanted to serve and …

— For a complete list of local events that AARP Maryland is participating in around the state, visit our local events page. 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!

— AARP members and their families are invited to come out to the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons on Saturday, April 7 from 10 am to 5 pm for a fun day filled with new, exciting exhibits! Stop by the AARP table and show your membership card to our volunteers for a free gift (while supplies last), and learn what AARP is doing locally in the community. Brand new exhibits include “Dinosaurs of Maryland” and a new recreational playground exhibit. AARP …

— Note: This Op-Ed originally ran in the February 9th 2018 edition of The Daily Record. Mrs. M is a 65-year-old woman who couldn’t afford medications for her diabetes and heart problems. She began cutting her pills into half, then into thirds and quarters. One day, she suffered a massive heart attack. She was able to be resuscitated, but her heart function is so poor that she can barely walk from her bed to the door without being out of breath. …

—   How Does the New Tax Reform Law Affect YOU?   Join AARP Maryland volunteer Ted Meyerson as he discusses key points around tax reform and how older adults will be affected. Seating is limited. Registration is required! Click here to register.    

— Get to know Jim! AARP Maryland is proud to introduce you to our new Volunteer State President, Jim Campbell. Jim is excited to serve Maryland’s 50+ population and looks forward to working with you! Welcome, Jim! Meet AARP Maryland's new Volunteer State President, Jim Campbell! Jim is ready to serve Maryland's 50+ population with legislative advocacy and local community presence. Tell Jim what issues in Maryland are important to you in the comments! Posted by AARP Maryland on Sunday, January …

— Want to become an advocate for 50+ issues? Join AARP Maryland in Annapolis on Fridays throughout the legislative session beginning January 12, 2018. The morning of January 12th we will do a short training—meet legislators—and learn the ins and outs of Annapolis! If interested contact:  Tammy Bresnahan at tbresnahan@aarp.org   For more information on AARP Maryland’s 2018 Legislative Priorities click here!    

— AARP Maryland has a team of volunteer leaders who want to bring their commitment and talents to making a real difference in the lives of people in Maryland – to help shape goals and policies that will influence the 50+ and their families across the state, this team is our executive council. We’ve brought on three new members to the executive council and we can’t wait for you to meet them! Jim Campbell, Incoming State President Jim Campbell comes to …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. There is need for …

— On Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5, join AARP Maryland and the Baltimore County Department of Aging at the 2017 Power of Age Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Expo 2017 celebrates the event’s 30th anniversary. The show welcomes 11,000 attendees comprised of older adults, baby boomers, caregivers, families, adults with disabilities (over the age of 18) and professionals. “Reimagine Aging” is Expo’s theme which offers approximately 11, 000 attendees the opportunity to visit with 300 plus vendors and exhibitors, enjoy continuous live entertainment, …