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Free Workshop on Avoiding Fraud and Scams, Plus Shred Your Documents

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Join Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) and Senior Medicare Patrol for a FREE Fraud Awareness Forum and Community Shred Event on Thursday, May 28. The shred event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, and the fraud forum from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET. Hear from experts from the Federal Trade Commission and AARP Fraud Watch Network on how to prevent identity theft. The event will be held at the Washington Seniors Wellness Center (3001 Alabama Ave, SE, D.C.). Call …

Nominate a District Resident for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

  AARP DC is now accepting nominations for its 2015 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. “AARP DC is excited to shine a light on 50+ Washingtonians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said DC State Director Louis Davis. Nominations will be evaluated by the AARP DC …

Caregiving in the Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBT Communities

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

  Taking care of yourself or someone else comes with a lot of responsibilities. How do you find: resources, support groups, social activities, transportation or financial assistance. What are the unique considerations for the District’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Be a part of the conversation. Share your thoughts and hear ideas from DC area experts in a relaxed setting at another AARP DC “Lounge and Learn” chat. This event is a part of 2015 Capital Pride. Join …

Embracing Pride Year-Round through “Lounge and Learn”

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

In 2015, Capital Pride celebrates its 40th year in the nation’s capital. Embracing Pride year-round is what local organizers are promoting. Capital Pride Week is June 3 -14, 2015.  In 1975 Capital Pride was a one-day block party for a few hundred people.  With the theme “Have Pride 365″ Capital Pride is a non-profit organization that produces one of the largest LGBTQ Pride celebrations in the country, according to the official 2015 Pride Guide.  That’s growth! Pride is defined as …

Metro DC Communities Rank High in AARP Livability Study

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

FOR  RELEASE: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 am EDT CONTACT: Carla Clunis, 646-633-4971, carla.clunis@coburnww.com Paola Torres, 202-434-2555, ptorres@aarp.org METRO WASHINGTON, DC COMMUNITIES RANK HIGH IN AARP LIVABILITY INDEX New Livability Index Helps People Assess, Plan for Needs  WASHINGTON, DC—The AARP Public Policy Institute today is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector …

Volunteer to Assist on International Disasters

Posted on 04/11/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

District residents, sign up for training as an international disaster volunteer.  Volunteers would  answer phones, take inquiries and educate the public about the most effective ways to help disaster-affected people. The United States Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI), provides information about the best ways to support international disaster relief efforts.  When major disasters strikes, the Center can be inundated with telephone calls from people who wish to help those who are affected. During these …