— Join AARP Maryland in Marriottsville on Saturday, February 10, as we celebrate the Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog) in Howard County! Stop by the AARP table and learn about the work we are doing across the state. What: Howard County Chinese School Lunar New Year Celebration Where: Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville, MD 21104 When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full details are below; we hope to see you there. Happy Lunar …

— 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 …

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 …

— 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 – 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 Maryland has received the 2017 Reginald F. Lewis Corporation/Organization Award from the Maryland State Conference (MSC) of the NAACP. AARP Maryland State President Clarence “Tiger” Davis and Associate State Director for Community Outreach Joy Hall accepted the award on behalf of the state office at the organization’s Freedom Fund Dinner in Columbia, MD on October 27. Held on the opening night of the MSC NAACP 77th Annual Convention, the event honors individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary service …

— Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Awards honors outstanding individuals 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 2017 Andrus Awards. All nominations must be submitted by June 2nd, 2017. Take some time and nominate a volunteer in your community. Click here for additional information.

— Think you know AARP in Maryland? You don’t know ‘aarp.’ We’re working to support family caregivers, achieve affordable and reliable utilities, 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 movie nights, networking events, and fun social opportunities, what we’re doing might just surprise you. AARP Maryland is making a difference where you live. Every day. And we …

— More than 771,000 Maryland residents are caring for an older parent or other loved one, helping them to live independently at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make life a little bit easier for them. Effective October 1, 2016, the Maryland CARE Act requires hospitals to: Provide your loved one the opportunity to designate a family caregiver Inform you when your loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back …

— New Federal Rule – and New Draft Rule for Big Cities – Could Help 3M+ Employees in NY Who Now Lack Access to Workplace Savings Plans NEW YORK, N.Y. – AARP today praised the finalization of a rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that confirms states can facilitate the creation of automatic enrollment retirement savings plans for use by small businesses. AARP New York urged New York State – where over half of all private sector workers lack access …

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— The 16th annual Ride Across Maryland (RAM) on June 4 included the first-ever “Team AARP:” a dedicated and spirited team of six motorcycle riders from Ocean City, Maryland, who individually completed a 150-mile ride from Columbia to Ocean City. The ultimate goal of the weekend was to raise money and awareness for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. All participants were required to fundraise a minimum of $70 to represent the 70,000 young adults in the United States who will …