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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 November 6, 2018   For information …

— 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 2018 coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about the 2019 AARP Maryland …

—   Hey, you may have noticed from all the TV, radio, and social media activity, it is ELECTION TIME! That time when we hire the people that we want to represent us and our interests in a variety of political bodies. Soon, not soon enough, the season of promises will be over. Voting is a right and responsibility of citizens, but fully exercising our citizenship is an ongoing, 24/7/365 responsibility. After the election, I hope you will join me and …

— Join AARP Maryland for a FREE happy hour and tap into your unlimited possibilities. Learn how you can “Disrupt Aging” and make a positive difference on the Eastern Shore. From helping to inform people about scams and identity theft, creating “livable communities,” advocating on policy issues, or being an ambassador for AARP at events, to just having a great time at the movies or your local brewery, we have opportunities for everyone to explore their Real Possibilities! Thursday, November 1, 2018 5:00 …

— On September 26, 2018, 11 outstanding Marylanders from communities across the state were honored for their volunteer service by AARP Maryland at our annual awards celebration at the Gathering Place in Clarksville, Md. We were also joined by dozens of other amazing AARP Maryland volunteers! Recipients were chosen by AARP Maryland for their work to improve the lives of AARP members and the 50+, dedication to creating communities for all ages, and to heed the words of Dr. Andrus “to …

— Congratulations to Chuck Smith, AARP Maryland’s winner of the 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service! Every Monday morning for the past 25 years, approximately 200 disadvantaged families have come to Montgomery County’s Gaithersburg Food Pantry to pick up the free groceries and personal hygiene items they will need in order to survive the next week. On average, four tons of food, personal hygiene items, baby formula and diapers are collected and distributed weekly. The collected items are stocked, packaged and …

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

— Do you enjoy the legislative process? How about working with and advocating for like-minded individuals? Well, AARP Maryland needs your help! We’re looking to recruit up to two volunteers for advocacy and outreach. The ideal candidate(s) would be able to commute to Annapolis when available and provide assistance during the legislative session and beyond. Candidates should be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm (hours are negotiable). Mileage and parking expenses during the position’s run …

— Nominate a community volunteer for AARP’s 2018 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 2018 Andrus Awards until June 22, 2018. Take some time and fill out the online form to nominate a …

— 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 …

— The week of April 16-22 is National Volunteer Week. At AARP Maryland, we are incredibly lucky to work with more than 600 volunteers across the state to make life better for 50+ Marylanders and their families…all year long! Watch our “Thank You” video below, and then check out more about volunteering with AARP in Maryland. It’s fulfilling and fun!      

— If you’ve been keeping up with our major projects this year, you know that we have two large-scale, volunteer-driven events on the horizon in 2018: our annual spring food drive at the end of April, and our first intergenerational playground project breaking ground in Baltimore on May 10! Want to help out? Get an update on the AARP Maryland Spring Food Drive, April 27 and 28. Sign up to volunteer in your community! Read up on the latest about AARP …