AARP DC e-Update Newsletter – July/August 2016

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July-August 2016 Issue  DC Advocacy Happenings  Take a Stand: Have You Signed the Petition? AARP is advocating that each Presidential candidate have a plan to keep Social Security strong. The only way to make progress is for our national leaders to make Social Security a priority and put serious proposals on the table. This starts with Presidential leadership. Anyone who thinks they’re ready to be President of the United States should be able to tell voters how they’ll keep Social …

Fun Times at Citi Open® and the Free AARP DC Tennis Clinic

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For a second consecutive year, AARP DC was a sponsor for the 2016 Citi Open®. The nine-day event (July 16-24) took place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. The free tennis clinic conducted by acclaimed tennis coach Wayne Bryan, was offered by the DC State Office. Bryan is the father of the Bryan brothers, the number two Men’s Doubles champs. Two of the tennis pros competing in this year’s Citi Open, served as “guest coaches” for the tennis clinic. …

Use AARP Discount for the 2016 Citi Open® Tennis Tournament

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Citi Open® is almost here with top players John Isner, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Caroline Wozniaki, Samantha Stosur and Sloan Stephens, the 2015 Citi Open Women’s winner. From July 16-24, Citi Open, one of the premiere tennis events, takes place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, DC. Access AARP-discounted Citi Open tickets through by clicking the discount code: DCTennis.  The AARP DC Citi Open discount ticket code can also be used by non-AARP members. The …

Nominations Now Accepted for 2016 Andrus Award

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  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 …

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

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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. NEW!  Volunteer at the 2016 Citi Open: AARP DC is back for a second year at Citi Open. AARP will …

March with AARP DC in the 2016 Capital PRIDE Parade

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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 …

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

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            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 …

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

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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

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  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

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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 …