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Securing Your Future on October 17th at Sixth Annual Metro Washington Financial Planning Day

Posted on 10/2/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

It’s a full day of FREE one-on-one personalized financial advice to keep your financial house in order. That’s what you will experience on October 17, 2015 during the Sixth Annual Metro Washington Financial Planning Day. Organized by AARP DC, along with the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area, and Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and is part of Financial Planning Days, a national initiative to provide free financial education …

Many Older District Residents Benefit from SNAP

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Mary says that “volunteer” is her middle name. “I’m a volunteer talk-show host and an advocate for a healthcare program in the District of Columbia and I’m a senior citizen.”  She’s also retired and lives on a fixed income.  When she was in her mid 60s she connected with a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) and it made a big difference in her life.   Mary worked with a DC agency that helped her sign up …

Insights on Caregiving Presented by AARP at Washington Bar Association Panel Series

Posted on 09/30/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

The Washington Bar Association presents “Knowledge is Power,” a series of panel discussions on various legal topics that will be presented in all quadrants of Washington, DC. Co-sponsors of this series are the Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC), and Region XII of the National Bar Association. The first event “Knowledge is Power: Boomer Caregiving & Elder Law Issues,” will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 11 am at Israel Metropolitan CME Church, 557 Randolph Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., …

Congregate Meals Offer Healthy Eating and Socialization

Posted on 09/25/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

There are several ways to tackle hunger in among the elderly in Washington, DC. Here is Murelda’s story. Murelda Gass has family in Santo Domingo, Honduras and Jamaica.  She’s been in the U.S. for nearly 45 years and has been retired for eight of those years.  She teaches at a wellness center and likes sitting down to socialize and exchange ideas with the people who come every day for a hot meal.  It’s part of the “Congregate Meals Program.”  You …

AARP TEK “BYOD” Workshops in Washington, DC

Posted on 09/18/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop for those who want to get the most out of their Android Smartphones. All participants will get a hands on experience with their Android Smartphones as well as a free touchscreen stylus pen. All registrants must bring their own Android Smartphone to get the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. This AARP event is fun and free, but seating is limited If you are new to mobile technology, but ready to discover how …

AARP DC On Board to Pack One Million Meals for 9/11 Observance

Posted on 09/15/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

It was a beautiful day to give back to the Washington, DC region as AARP DC volunteers help to pack one million meals to feed the most vulnerable. Older people, veterans and first responders go hungry everyday and AARP Foundation’s “A Celebration of Service” focused on those who are in need the most on the day of service and observance. AARP DC joined with AARP Maryland and AARP Virginia to share information on resources and volunteer opportunities in the area …