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Life Reimagined and All That Jazz!

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Was it a jazz set, a networking event or a conversation about entrepreneurship? It was all three as AARP DC recently presented “Life Reimagined for Work” at Takoma Station Tavern in northwest Washington, DC. More than 200 people heard holiday jazz from DC native Marcus Johnson, a Grammy-nominated musician, composer, and entrepreneur. Marcus blended his music with motivational advice for rethinking how individuals can approach work. The Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE were co-sponsors for this unique evening of …

AARP DC Supports Community Soccer Championship

Posted on 11/22/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Washington, DC soccer fans cheered their favorite teams on Sunday, November 17th during the Continental Soccer League Championship Tournament held at the Cardozo Education Campus athletic field. The sports event was sponsored by AARP DC and organized by Fossalex, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and support about financial security, health and wellness to Latino families in the District. Fossalex coordinates the Continental Soccer League and organizes sports events in DC to bring the Latino community together. AARP DC’s support …

AARP DC Aims to Help Raise 11,000 lbs of Food for Food Bank. You Can Help Too.

Posted on 07/16/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Join us at the Drive to End Hunger Annual Food Drive with AARP District of Columbia. Our goal is to collect over 11,000 lbs of food for our neighbors in need. Volunteer at one of ten DC supermarkets on Friday, Oct 4 and Saturday, Oct 5, as we collect non-perishable food to help those in need in DC. Choose to volunteer on Friday or Saturday. In communities across the nation, older adults – nearly 9 million – face the risk …

Budget Proposal Shifts Costs To Seniors Rather Than Reducing Costs Throughout Health Care System

Posted on 03/13/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s newly announced budget proposal: “AARP believes that as Members of Congress consider ways to address our nation’s financial challenges, the impact on real people should not be forgotten. In addressing the future of Medicare, the focus should be on reducing high costs throughout the health care system, not simply requiring seniors and future retirees to pay more. “Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposed …

White House Releases Sequester Impact Report for DC

Posted on 02/27/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

The White House released a new report earlier this week on the devasting impact the sequester will have on jobs and the middle class families across the country. Automatic federal budget cuts will have a deep impact on the District of Columbia, when they take effect at the end of this week. Are you a government contractor who stands to lose business, or a federal employee who will be forced to take… unpaid leave (furlough)? If you’re impacted by the sequester in any …

Andrus Recipient and Executive Council Members Named

Posted on 11/16/2012 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Barbara Scope Hair, a native Washingtonian and retired federal government employee of 40 years, is the 2012 Andrus Award recipient for AARP District of Columbia.  In addition to volunteering with the AARP DC State Office Ambassadors, she assists with events such as the annual Drive to End Hunger in DC food drive.  At the chapter level she has planned group travel and programs for meetings of her chapter, the Anacostia/Bellevue/Congress Heights AARP Chapter #4870. Ms. Hair has also been recognized …