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Starting Your Own Business? These Free Workshops Are for You!

Starting Your Own Business? These Free Workshops Are for You!

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Are you close to retirement and exploring new opportunities?  Or, are you wondering how you will manage your life once you retire? A growing number of individuals age 50+ are turning to small business ownership. We call them “Encore Entrepreneurs.” Two workshops are being offered, free of charge, on April 28th and April 29th. Details are below.  Advance registration is required.  If special accommodations are required for either workshop, please register by April 22.   Workshop #1: Monday, April 28, …

Ongoing  Training the Key to Chapter Success

Ongoing Training the Key to Chapter Success

Posted on 04/20/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Sharing chapter management tips through guest speakers and training events, keeps AARP DC chapters “on top” of trends that lead to successful chapters. That’s what happens when officers from District AARP chapters come together quarterly for half-day training sessions that includes a lot of idea sharing. The most recent chapter leaders update and training session included guest speaker Sharon Binns-Stewart, from AARP’s Office of Volunteerism and Service (OVS). Through Ms. Binns-Stewart’s presentation, AARP DC chapter leaders learned about ways in …

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 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 …