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Picturing Your Future: Living Longer, Living Smarter

Posted on 04/26/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

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: Picturing Your Future with a …

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 …

2016 Tax-Aide Sites Announced for Free Tax Preparation

Posted on 03/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for Washington, DC taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Nationwide in 2015, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 36,000 volunteers at more than 5,000 sites …

More Free Android Workshops through April

Posted on 03/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

Join AARP for free hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their Android Smartphones. All participants will get hands on experience with their Android Smartphones as well as a free touchscreen stylus pen. Registrants must bring their own Android Smartphone or pad to get the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. These AARP events are fun and free, but seating is limited If you are new to mobile technology, but ready to discover how apps …

AARP DC Hosts “State of the Union for Black LGBTQ Elders”

Posted on 03/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

Speakers from the Mayor’s Office on LGBTQ Affairs and a range organizations representing the transgender community and advocates for older LGBTQ residents convened an interactive discussion called, “State of the Union for LGBTQ Elders in D.C.” The Black History Month event was hosted by AARP DC, Sage/DC and PRiSM, the AARP LGBT employee group. Offering opening remarks was Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) who recognized the LGBTQ community for their strong advocacy work that resulted in several human rights successes …

State of the Union for LGBTQ Elders in D.C. – A Community Discussion

Posted on 02/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama included LGBTQ people highlighting the strides that were made during his administration and providing hope that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) will be treated equally in all aspects across the United States. On Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., in celebration of Black History Month, join AARP DC, Sage/DC, Mary’s House, and PRiSM (the AARP LGBT employee resource group), for a FREE lively discussion about what …

A Personal Account of an Untold Story of D-Day

Posted on 02/23/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

The following feature was written by Brenda C. Siler, associate state director for communications in the AARP District of Columbia State Office. It’s been interesting for me and my siblings to learn about a significant part of our Dad’s military history through the recently published book authored by Linda Hervieux, Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War. We learned that our Dad, Floyd Siler, Sr., landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D-Day as …

DC LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM TO KEEP LOW-INCOME SENIORS SAFE AT HOME

Posted on 02/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

The Safe at Home Program Provides Home Modifications to Reduce Falls and Barriers to Mobility Washington, D.C – A 2010 AARP survey found that 88% of individuals over 65 want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible. Yet to safely stay in their homes and avoid falls, they may need to modify their homes with grab bars, a second hand rail for stairs, a shower seat or other adaptations. Similarly, home modifications can be crucial to …

D. C. LANZA UN NUEVO PROGRAMA PARA MANTENER A LOS ADULTOS MAYORES DE BAJOS INGRESOS SEGUROS EN EL HOGAR

Posted on 02/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/bsiler/" title="Posts by Brenda Siler" rel="author">Brenda Siler</a> | AARP DC |

El programa Safe at Home (Seguros en el hogar) ofrece modificaciones en el hogar para disminuir las caídas y los obstáculos a la movilidad Washington D. C. —Una encuesta de AARP del 2010 demostró que el 88% de las personas mayores de 65 años desean permanecer en sus hogares durante el mayor tiempo posible. Pero para poder permanecer en sus hogares de manera segura y evitar las caídas, es posible que tengan que modificarlos con barras de apoyo, un segundo …