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In Memoriam Angel Luis Irene, AARP DC Executive Council Member

Posted on 06/11/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

         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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

For Immediate Release June 7, 2013 Contacts: Michael Flagg, Director of Communications, DISB (202) 442-7756, michael.flagg@dc.gov Richard Sorian, Director of Communications, Education and Outreach D.C. Health Benefit Exchange (202) 741-0903, richard.sorian@dc.gov   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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

AARP Foundation has established the AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund [www.aarp.org/disasterrelief] 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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

(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 <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

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 …

Share Your Ideas about Making DC More Livable for All

Posted on 05/22/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

The AARP District of Columbia State Office is reaching out to residents of all ages to get their ideas about how to make their neighborhoods more livable and accessible. Mercy Morganfield, AARP Volunteer State President, says “Making the District more livable for those age 60+ will also make it more livable and accessible for young mothers, for DC property owners and for people of all ages who may live with mobility or other challenges.”  Mayor Vincent Gray and city officials …

Join AARP at the D.C. Capital Pride Parade and Festival

Posted on 05/22/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

AARP invites DC residents to join the fun of D.C. Capital Pride on Saturday and Sunday, June 8- 9, 2013.   Displaying an AARP banner reading, “Celebrating Pride for All Generations,” the AARP team will build upon AARP’s inclusive brand in this diverse community through participation in both the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8th, and the Pride Festival on Sunday, June 9th. Volunteer to walk in the parade  beginning at 4:30 p.m. or help out at the AARP exhibit booth …

Recognize an outstanding volunteer with an AARP DC Andrus Award nomination

Posted on 05/15/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 AARP District of Columbia Andrus Award for Community Service — AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.   The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding  DC residents age 50+ who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that  inspire others to volunteer.  The 2012 …

Making DC neighborhoods more livable

Posted on 05/15/2013 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/psjones/" title="Posts by Pat Jones" rel="author">Pat Jones</a> | AARP District of Columbia |

The District of Columbia has a very important opportunity to become what is called an Age-Friendly City.   Mayor Gray has has agreed to pilot a project with AARP Age-Friendly Communities to make our city more age friendly.  To help move toward that goal,  the city recently held a city-wide symposium where AARP DC volunteers and other citizens learned about ten areas of city life being examined in order to prepare a plan that will make DC one of the …