— Maryland is full of cultural activities, and many such pleasures are available at discount prices for AARP members and their guests. Strathmore, a cultural and artistic venue in North Bethesda; the Potomac River Jazz Club, a jazz society in the Baltimore-Washington area; and the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons are among the nonprofit organizations that offer AARP members 10 percent to 30 percent savings off their usual prices. For discount tickets to select musical performances and comedy shows during Strathmore’s …

— AARP Maryland is once again a sponsor of the exciting Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K, taking place on Sunday, June 24 at Baltimore’s Rash Field. Event details here; read below to find out how to get involved with Team AARP in 2018! 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’s largest all-women’s 5K. AARP Maryland will have a vendor space at the Finish Line Festival with information …

— 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 …

— Thanks to all who came out to our “spring flight” of AARP On Tap events! Look for several more coming this fall to a location near you…stay tuned! Want to give back in your community, learn a little about what AARP is doing locally and be rewarded with a beer on us? AARP is partnering with local food shelves and local breweries to make a difference where you live. For the price of a food donation, AARP will buy you …

— By Michelle R. Davis Pat Dixon, 63, drives her grandchildren around regularly. She has carpal tunnel syndrome in one wrist that can flare up when she’s behind the wheel, and she tries to avoid congested traffic. Dixon also wants to feel more confident about her driving. So in February, she attended a four-hour AARP Smart Driver course to learn how to remain secure on the road. After the class, Dixon, who splits her time between her Florida home and her …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— En Español. More than 770,000 Marylanders care for a parent, spouse or other loved one while also juggling full-or part-time jobs. That is why AARP Maryland fought for passage of a new state law called the Healthy Working Families Act, which provides family caregivers—as well as many other Maryland workers—with access to earned sick and safe leave.   Here are five things you should know about the Healthy Working Families Act earned sick and safe leave program: 1) What is earned …

— 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!      

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—   Update: thanks to all who came out to our exciting and informative event with Frank! If you missed it or would like to relive the day, watch Frank’s complete presentation on our YouTube page. You can also listen to a recording of our special Fraud Watch Network teletown hall with Frank on our Vekeo page. *** Everyone is at risk for falling victim to fraud and scams. Don’t miss AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale (the inspiration for …