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In Memoriam Angel Luis Irene, AARP DC Executive Council Member

Posted on 06/11/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Angel Luis Irene, a member of the AARP DC Executive Council,  succumbed to kidney cancer on June 10, 2013. From this day forward, loving memories of our dear departed volunteer leader and friend will console us. His legacy of service to others will live on, especially his role in establishing Vida’s Multicultural Group, the first AARP community group in the District of Columbia,  and his tireless commitment to the senior citizens of Vida Senior Centers, one of the oldest Latino community-based …

AARP Celebrates Capital Pride with Three Events

Posted on 06/10/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

         Onlookers danced and swayed with the beat of the drum band on the AARP float in the D.C. Capital Pride parade on Saturday, June 8th.  The parade was one of the highlights for AARP participants in DC Pride weekend.  Cheering, onlookers stood four-deep along the sidewalks, in the heat, along the 19-block parade route around DuPont Circle, New Hampshire Avenue, and 17th and P streets.       The parade watchers jumped and reached out to catch Skittles tossed into the crowd …

Rates Proposed for Health Insurance Policies in D.C. Health Benefit Exchange

Posted on 06/7/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

For Immediate Release June 7, 2013 Contacts: Michael Flagg, Director of Communications, DISB (202) 442-7756, Richard Sorian, Director of Communications, Education and Outreach D.C. Health Benefit Exchange (202) 741-0903,   Proposed Rates Range Broadly for Residents, Small Businesses   Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2013) – Four major insurance companies have submitted proposed rates for approval for nearly 300 health-insurance plans for sale on the D.C. Health Benefit Exchange, providing residents and small businesses with a broad range of …

AARP Foundation Relief Fund Established for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Posted on 05/24/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

AARP Foundation has established the AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund [] to support victims affected by the recent “monster” tornadoes in Oklahoma.   AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need. AARP and AARP Foundation will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000, assuring up to $500,000 in aid once the match is met through contributions.  The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation. The Foundation will give funds to organizations providing relief and recovery support …

Medicare, Social Security and a Film on the Side

Posted on 05/23/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

(Photo courtesy of The Avalon Theatre)                                                                                      Members of AARP in the District of Columbia metro area got their update on Congressional debates about changing Social Security and Medicare at a very unlikely place – a local movie theater .  On May 16th, residents from the District of Columbia; Montgomery County, Maryland; and Prince George’s County, Maryland came out to hear information about the future of Social Security and Medicare and see a feature film, Hava Nagila:  …

2014 DC Budget Makes Seniors a Priority

Posted on 05/23/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

On Wednesday, May 22, the DC Council took its first and only vote on the FY 2014 Budget.  For weeks prior, Councilmembers had been determining priorities, holding hearings to examine individual Agency budgets, and talking with constituents about the programs that matter most to them.  During this process, AARP DC reiterated the need for an Age-Friendly budget, shared its legislative priorities for the year (built on the needs shared with us by members), and worked with members to make sure …