Request an AARP DC Speaker

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Does your community group need a speaker for an upcoming meeting or event? AARP DC staff and volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 15 or more anywhere in Washington, D.C. The presentations are well suited for civic organizations, church groups, senior villages, etc. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. To request a speaker, please complete and submit our speaker request form.* Topics include: Fraud (20-45 mins.) – The …

The President’s Two Cents

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Get to Know AARP DC State President Joseph Williams, Sr. Reverend Joseph K. Williams, Sr. has served as the volunteer AARP DC State President since 2014. With more than 20 years of experience in the Human Services field and Organizational Development, he currently works as the Chief Executive Officer of Emmaus Services for the Aging and Emmaus Rehabilitation, LLC. He is a native Washingtonian, who grew up east of the Anacostia River. Joe is a graduate of the DC Public …

AARP DC Celebrates New Office Opening in Navy Yard

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AARP signaled another milestone in its efforts to build a more localized presence in communities across the country, with the opening of AARP DC’s new office location in the Navy Yard neighborhood. On June 29, AARP DC celebrated the move with an “Opening Day” event attended by more than 100 guests, including: AARP DC Executive Council members, Andrus Award winners, former AARP DC State Presidents, AARP Chapter leaders, community leaders and AARP staff and volunteers. When AARP first established state …

Online Career Fair Watch Party – September 14, 2017

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Are you seeking a career change or a new job? Join AARP DC for a job seekers program with a simulcast of “AARP’s Online Career Fair” and in-person support resources of a local job counselor. Registration is free and open through September 13 for the in-person event at https://aarp.cvent.com/AARPDCOnlineCareerFairWatchParty. Space is limited, so register today! The event features webinars and live chat sessions with access to more than 40 national employers. Between the webinar and chat sessions, you’ll have the opportunity …

AARP Discount Available for the 2017 Citi Open Tennis Tournament

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The player fields are set for the Nation’s Capital Tennis Tradition – the 2017 Citi Open® Tennis Tournament – and fans are in for an action-packed week of tennis Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Don’t miss the opportunity to save by purchasing your Citi Open® tickets using the code “Tennis2017” to secure the 20% discount. This discount is available for all sessions from August 3 – August 6, 2017. (You do not have to be an AARP member to access …

Experience CABARET at the Kennedy Center with AARP

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Connect with AARP while you experience CABARET at The Kennedy Center! AARP members and guests are invited to purchase tickets to the show which includes a free post-show talk-back with cast or crew, courtesy of AARP. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET. AARP members and guests can …

Safeguarding Against Financial Exploitation through the Uniform Power of Attorney Act

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Your advocacy support is needed – Call your D.C. City Councilmember and ask for a markup on UPOAA! On June 1, 2017,  AARP DC volunteer, Phyllis Pricer delivered testimony to the District of Columbia Council Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety in support of amending the Uniform Power of Attorney Amendment Act of 2017 (UPOAA). Multiple national studies have found that financial exploitation of seniors is the most common and one of the most under-reported types of elder abuse. Financial …

Movies for Grown Ups Free Film Screening of Other People

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In celebration of Pride Month, AARP DC  will host a FREE screening of  Other People on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 PM. AARP members are invited to register for your tickets to the film screening now! Seating is limited. Starring Molly Shannon and Jesse Plemons, Other People is about a struggling comedy writer, fresh from breaking up with his boyfriend, who moves to Sacramento to help his sick mother. Living with his conservative father and younger sisters, David feels like …

Submit a Nomination Today for the 2017 Andrus Award!

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AARP DC will donate $1,000 on behalf of the 2017 AARP DC Andrus Award winner to an eligible non-profit organization of his or her choosing. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award honors outstanding individuals who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ making a significant difference in your neighborhood? Honor his or her dedication and commitment with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for …

“Maintain a purpose in your life. You can make a difference”

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“I enjoy reading and I enjoy learning,” said Ms. Janie Simmons.  After retiring from a 40+ year career with the government, Ms. Simmons didn’t know what she was going to do.  “I wasn’t going to let the dust accumulate under my feet,” she explained. She happened to read an ad in a local paper about a program called Experience Corps, an AARP Foundation program where volunteers, age 50 years and over, tutor and mentor more than 30,000 Kindergarten-3rd grade students …