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Nominations Now Accepted for 2016 Andrus Award

Posted on 05/30/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

  AARP DC is now accepting nominations for its 2016 District of Columbia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Washingtonians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award honors AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape our work 58 years after she founded this association to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose. Nominations will be evaluated by …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Fraud/Shred Event Will Empower DC Residents to Avoid Cons and Scams

Posted on 05/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2016 Contact: JoAnn Mangione, LCE Communications Manager Office: 202.434.2074;  Cell: 202.258.9224 LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY’S SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL & THE AARP FRAUD WATCH NETWORK LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT FRAUD (Washington, D.C.) – According to the National Council on Aging, financial scams targeting the elderly is emerging as the crime of the 21st century. In addition, D.C.’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking says, the growing senior population …

March with AARP DC in the 2016 Capital PRIDE Parade

Posted on 05/16/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

AARP is committed to serving everyone 50+ including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and their families.  March with AARP employees and volunteers in the Capital PRIDE Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  By signing up through the link below, you will receive information on where to assemble. Arrive early and help to decorate the AARP trailer. The parade route will be 1.5 miles through the Dupont Circle area of the …

Learn to Avoid Scams and Cons at DC Fraud Workshop & Shred Event

Posted on 05/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

Learn how to not be a victim of fraud at a May 26th Fraud Awareness Forum in Ward 7 at the Washington Senior Wellness Center. The event, which is organized by AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE), also includes a drive-through FREE shredding of your documents. AARP DC is one of the event partners along with LCE’s Senior Medicare Patrol, and AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. Presenting Corporate Sponsor is City First Bank of DC. Presenting Media Sponsors are ABC7 …

A New Way for District Residents to Discuss Caregiving

Posted on 05/15/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

  AARP presents CAREversations: A FREE and Fun Event for Family Caregivers. These DC events are engaging, interactive sessions to explore the needs of caregivers sharing tips and tools. At CAREversations, attendees will learn how to build caregiver support networks, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Seats are limited to the first 40 RSVPs. #iHeartCaregivers     Dates and locations include: Sunday, June 5, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. …

AARP DC Cheers Mayor Bowser for Signing the CARE Act

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

AARP DC volunteers were excited to learn that Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act of 2015. “We applaud Mayor Muriel Bowser for signing the CARE Act, which will provide more than 75,000 family caregivers in the District of Columbia the tools they need to provide care for a loved one,” says Rev. Joseph K Williams, Sr., M.Div., State President for AARP-DC. The CARE Act requires that hospitals provide patients with an opportunity …

Interested in Volunteering in DC? There is Something Here for You!

Posted on 05/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

AARP District of Columbia  is recruiting for several volunteer opportunities. Looking for an ongoing volunteer experience or a one-time-ONLY activity to put on your schedule? Then check out the list below that can be shaped to suit your schedule. Adults of any age can volunteer with AARP. Please see the volunteer opportunities below. There is a contact person provided for each opportunity. Communications/Writer Volunteer: Write content that will be used for blog features, email updates and some internal reports. AARP …

CANCELED: Picturing Your Future: Living Longer, Living Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

This event has been canceled. What do you see in your future and the future of your loved ones? Living Longer, Living Smarter is a FREE workshop with the tools to plan for your future housing needs, caregiving considerations and financial stability. Then take your plan and discuss it with your loved ones. AARP DC is proud to partner with MedStar Washington Hospital Center to offer this community workshop. No products will be sold. #iHeartCaregivers What: Living Longer, Living Smarter: …

AARP DC Volunteers “Take A Stand” for Social Security

Posted on 03/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

Take A Stand, is an AARP non-partisan, national campaign pressing every Presidential candidate to lay out their plan to make Social Security financially sound so future generations get adequate benefits. Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century so the promise can be kept for future generations. But this issue requires Presidential leadership. AARP DC volunteers, as a part of the AARP Strike Force, went to CNN and Fox News Washington Bureaus to put more attention on this …

AARP DC Promotes Age-Friendly Business Initiative

Posted on 03/4/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

Washington, DC follows the World Health Organization initiative to transform the District into an easier city for growing older. That’s why AARP DC is actively working with the Age-Friendly Business Initiative. This effort brings together business and non-profits in partnership with the Washington DC Economic Partnership to recruit and invite businesses to apply for the designation of being recognized as an “Age-Friendly Business.” So far, the Economic Partnership has recognized 32 District businesses whose products, services, and practices help make …