— 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!

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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. For information about local discounts in Maryland (including …

— 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 …

— From participating in a fun Chinese New Year celebration in Howard County to hosting our first (and most popular to-date) free movie screening of Black Panther in Owings Mills, we stayed busy last month! Check out a few images from our February events below. If you’re interested in joining our volunteer team and making a difference in your community with AARP, take a moment to fill out our volunteer interest form and someone will be in touch soon!

— Only one month has passed in 2018, and boy do we feel like we hit the ground running! Watch what your AARP Maryland staff has been up to so far in 2018! January- Our Month in Review! It’s only the second month of 2018 and boy do we feel like we hit the ground running! Check out this video to see what your AARP Maryland staff and volunteers have been up to for the 31 days of January! Posted by …

— Are you comfortable with public speaking? If so, we need you as a volunteer! Mark your calendar for January 31st and come see us at our Speaker’s Bureau and Volunteer Engagement Open House! What: AARP Maryland’s Speaker’s Bureau and Volunteer Engagement Open House When: January 31st      10:00 a.m. -1 p.m. Where: AARP Maryland State Office 200 St. Paul Place Suite 2510 Baltimore, MD 21202 For more information and to register, visit our official registration page! 

— 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 Chapters across the state of Maryland are all vital parts of their community and take time to give back. We’re proud to see the hard work they accomplish each and every year. As 2017 comes to an end we’d like to shine a spotlight on one chapter that has really gone above and beyond to volunteer in their community: Suitland Maryland Chapter 939. In addition to volunteering with the AARP Maryland state office throughout the year, the Suitland chapter sponsors …