— 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 May 9, 2019   For information …

— Nominate a community volunteer for AARP’s 2019 Andrus Award! Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award honors outstanding individuals in every state who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Every year we gather at our annual Andrus Awards event and celebrate the dedication of Maryland’s wonderful volunteers. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Andrus Awards until July 15, 2019. Take some time and fill out the online form to nominate a …

—   The 2018 AARP Maryland Spring Harvest Food Drive was one of the best yet! Because of the integral roles our volunteers played in planning and executing the drive, we were able to engage over 100 volunteers who solicited donations at 14 grocery stores, and assisted with filling local pantry shelves to feed many families in need. We couldn’t have done it without their leadership! With winter finally over, it’s time to start thinking about the 2019 AARP Maryland Spring …

— In addition to their leadership and advisory roles, AARP Maryland Executive Council members represent the state office as spokespersons, serve as liaisons to current and potential strategic community partners, support volunteer team building, and spearhead outreach efforts within various regions of the state. Jim Campbell, Maryland State President Jim Campbell comes to the AARP Executive Council with a long career in public affairs. From 2003 to 2017 he served as senior manager at Johns Hopkins University School of Education working …

— AARP is committed to fighting for the 50+ Marylanders throughout the state and ensuring that their voices are heard. During our time in Annapolis, we attend delegation meetings, which take place every Friday during the legislative session, and chat with lawmakers to make direct contact with delegates and local leaders from every county. We will update this page after every Delegation Friday to provide you with up-to-date information on our advocacy efforts. AARP Maryland’s State President, Jim Campbell, also recently announced …

— The following was written by Tiffany Sanford, volunteer recruiter for AARP Foundation Experience Corps. AARP Foundation Experience Corps is made up of volunteers who are dedicated to helping children become great readers before completing the third grade. Working collaboratively with teachers and other volunteers, they can change the course of a child’s life by sharing their time, wisdom and experience. AARP Foundation Experience Corps Baltimore has nearly 300 highly-trained volunteers working in more than 25 sites and serves over 4,500 …

— The following edition of Veterans Corner is written by Navy Veteran Brian Smith. A somber note to start this edition is the passing of President George H.W. Bush. A prominent member of the greatest generation, his loss is a poignant reminder of how quickly we are losing these amazing World War II Veterans. According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, only 496,777 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are alive in 2018. Sadly, we …

— Looking for a list of events that AARP Maryland is hosting or a part of? Visit our Calendar of Events page. Think you know AARP in Maryland? You don’t know ‘aarp.’ We’re working to support family caregivers, achieve affordable and reliable utilities, protect loved ones from fraud and scams 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 …

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

— The Maryland General Assembly reconvenes Jan. 9, and AARP Maryland staff and volunteers are attending events called Delegation Fridays to discuss issues important to Free Staters age 50 and older. During these sessions volunteers meet with state senators and delegates to discuss bills and issues important to them. At these gatherings, county and city officials also brief state legislators on matters relevant to the people they represent. Members of Congress frequently make appearances, too. There are opportunities to network before …

— AARP advocates on policy issues that matter most to Marylanders age 50 and over and their families. In our state legislative advocacy, we rely on our hundreds of volunteers and more than 890,000 members across Maryland. Read on to learn what we focus on and how you can be a part of it! A part of our work in Annapolis includes interviewing and chatting with lawmakers at the state and federal level. Check out some of our interviews with senators, …

— The AARP Maryland state office, located in downtown Baltimore City, is currently looking for a few qualified volunteers to help out in a variety of capacities! Please see below for any opportunities you might be interested in. Volunteer Intake Coordinator AARP Maryland is looking for a friendly, engaging individual to help with welcoming and on-boarding new volunteers. The Volunteer Intake Coordinator has an important role in assisting the AARP Maryland Associate State Directors and Executive Council members in managing the …