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Free Movie Screening "The Railway Man" on April 17, 2014

Free Movie Screening “The Railway Man” on April 17, 2014

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

AARP DC invites you to see a moving true story about a WWII British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp. Decades later, Lomax (Colin Firth) and his love interest ( Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for his treatment is still alive and set to confront him. This is a powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Bring your friends for an early …

Volunteers the Backbone for AARP Chapters

Volunteers the Backbone for AARP Chapters

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

The leadership for AARP Southwest Waterfront Chapter #4751 has been hard at work designing interesting meeting programs and community service events. Volunteers are the foundation for successful AARP chapters nationwide, especially here in the Washington, DC area. That’s why AARP DC salutes the active AARP chapter volunteer leaders throughout the District.   Leaders from the AARP Southwest Waterfront Chapter #4751, pictured from the left are: Betty Jean Tolbert Jones, president; Evelyn B. Dorsey, vice president; Julia Lindsay, assistant secretary/treasurer; Inez …

Pepco Offers Free Trees to District Residents

Pepco Offers Free Trees to District Residents

Posted on 03/30/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Pepco is providing 2,000 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Launched as a pilot initiative in 2011, the Energy-Saving Trees program helps customers conserve energy and reduces household electricity bills through strategic tree planting. Pepco customers can reserve their free trees today at www.arborday.org/pepco or by calling 1-855-670-2771. An online tool can help Pepco customers find the most strategic location for planting and estimates the annual savings that will result …

Volunteering through Vida Builds Friendships

Volunteering through Vida Builds Friendships

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Over the years, AARP DC has enjoyed a special relationship with Vida, a center established to meet the needs of the District’s Latino seniors. The center has been a connecting point for two women, Seňoras Carmen Mazariegos and Argelia Molina, who volunteer together on many AARP DC initiatives offered through Vida. We celebrate Women’s History Month and the volunteer spirit of Seňoras Mazariegos and Molina. “Anytime we are called, we are eager to volunteer,” said Seňora Argelia Molina during a …

AARP DC Shepherd Park Chapter Creates a Website to Share Chapter Activities

AARP DC Shepherd Park Chapter Creates a Website to Share Chapter Activities

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About four years ago, AARP DC’s Shepherd Park Chapter #2667 decided it needed to communicate with its members and others in other ways than newsletters, email and telephone tree.  Under the guidance of chapter member, Donna Graham, who created the site and is webmaster, Shepherd Park Chapter #2667 has been able to share pictures, newsletters, special events and senior resources. The hosting web server is free and one does not need to be an “internet master.”  Tutorials and helpful information …

AARP Helps Bring Back the Beatles Magic

AARP Helps Bring Back the Beatles Magic

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

An invasion on U.S. soil began 50 years ago when four mop-topped young lads from Liverpool landed at JFK International Airport in New York.  It was spreading overseas and now America was ready for . . . the Beatles.  First stop was “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast live from New York on Sunday night.  The audience went wild in those black and white TV days.  But their first North American concert was on Feb. 11, 1964, in the nation’s capital …