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AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Washington, DC — To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week (January 26-30, 2015), the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many Washington, DC taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction …

A Path to Retirement

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Do you know what your retirement will look like? This might sound like an odd question, but stay with it for a minute. When you’re planning a vacation, I’ll bet you can visualize the whole thing – what city or perhaps beach you’ll be visiting, the weather, the events you’re hoping to fit in. Being able to see your goal makes it easier to put money aside to achieve it. The same holds true for retirement. If you can “see” …

Sign Up to Volunteer with AARP DC

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Share your time and expertise volunteering on behalf of the District’s older residents. You are invited to spend time with AARP DC volunteering as team leaders for AARP DC projects, onsite at our events, as an office helper, as workshop presenters, writing feature stories for the AARP DC blog, or monitoring legislative issues that come before the City Council. Bilingual (English-Spanish or English-Chinese) volunteers are  especially needed, but all are welcomed. Sign up today to be an AARP DC volunteer …

Networking With All That Jazz At Takoma Station

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

A chilly, damp night in early December didn’t keep people away from Takoma Station Tavern in northwest Washington, DC where AARP members, prospective members and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season with an evening of “Networking with All That Jazz”. The AARP DC experience featured jazz musician, entrepreneur, and Washington, DC native Marcus Johnson and his ensemble. The jazz group provided the entertainment with original music from Johnson’s vast repertoire plus some unique stylings of familiar holiday tunes. It …

Thinking Differently Through Life Reimagined Checkups

Posted on 12/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Where are you now in life and where do you want to go? These questions and many others were explored by members of the Washington DC Chapter of 100 Black Men as they participated in an AARP Life Reimagined Checkup session held recently at AARP Headquarters. Additional Checkup sessions are scheduled and open to the public on January 22 and 27, 2015. Registration information is at the end of this article. “It’s an opportunity for people in these workshops to …

Kick Off 2015 with a Life Reimagined Checkup

Posted on 12/14/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

With the start of each new year, we think about what we want to do differently. AARP’s Life Reimagined is all about possibilities – envisioning them, evaluating them and making them reality. Attend one of the January workshops (January 22 or 27, 2015) to receive guidance and resources for your life, along with support from your peers pursuing similar goals for work, relationships, health and finance.  Sign up for one of these two-hour Life Reimagined Checkups that are offered by …