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 …

— 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‚Äôt 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. …

— 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‚ÄĒmeet legislators‚ÄĒand 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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôve 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, …

— Hey Harford County, AARP Maryland is making a stop through your neighborhood. AARP Maryland is hosting an Open House¬†on Tuesday, June 13th and we can‚Äôt wait to meet you! Come say ‚Äúhello!‚ÄĚ to staff and meet our lead volunteers as we all enjoy an afternoon of lunch, conversation and new connections.¬† Date: Tuesday, June 13th Time: 12-2PM Location: Liberatore‚Äôs Ristorante & Catering Address: 562 Baltimore Pike ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Bel Air, MD 21014 Please register¬†as soon as possible. Do you have a …

— AARP Maryland is a sponsor of the Baltimore Women‚Äôs Classic, taking place on Sunday, June 25.¬†Event details here; read below to find out how to get involved with Team AARP! 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‚Äôs largest all-women‚Äôs 5K. AARP Maryland will have a vendor space at the Finish Line Festival with information for attendees, and we need volunteers (men and women) to …

— AARP Maryland and Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) invite Baltimore County area residents to learn about preventing elder abuse and take time to shred unneeded documents for free during an event on Thursday, June 15. The shred will take place as part of the BC-REST World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum. Register for free for this event! The event will be held at the Randallstown Community Center (3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD). The Forum time will be 9:30 …