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District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

Posted on 12/10/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

“An Evening of Jazz, Networking and Life Reimagined for Work!” Featuring DC Native Marcus Johnson: Entrepreneur and Jazz Musician Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 pm Takoma Station  (Two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station) Join DC native Marcus Johnson for a free early evening holiday “jazzy” networking event. Johnson will tell you how he blended his love for music and business to create a satisfying career. He’ll motivate you to think about more satisfying career options and how …

AARP DC Leads Age-Friendly DC Discussion

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Key knowledge leaders from throughout the District recently met to assess needs that ensure the city is an age-friendly community.  AARP DC and the District’s Age-Friendly DC Initiative are collaborators for an international effort started by the World Health Organization (WHO) to respond to significant demographics trends in: urbanization and population aging. AARP State Director Louis Davis facilitated a meeting where leaders from area organizations discussed how DC functions in two of ten categories for DC’s Age-Friendly Initiative. The ten …

AARP DC Reaches Many at Telemundo Family Fair Event

Posted on 11/26/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a big draw for more than 2,000 visitors to the AARP DC booth at “La Feria de la Familia” (The Family Fair Day) held recently in Washington, DC. AARP DC was a first-time sponsor for this annual event organized by media giant Telemundo. “La Feria de La Familia,” one of the largest free events for the Latino community in the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland area, was an opportunity for AARP DC …

AARP DC Theater Event Brings Together Many Communities

Posted on 11/15/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

  In collaboration with Studio Theatre, AARP DC was successful in selling out a specially-priced matinee performance of the Tony Award-winning production of Torch Song Trilogy.  Special thanks to a range of organizations and community listservs for promoting the performance which was a part of AARP DC’s ongoing collaboration with The Studio Theatre. First performed in 1981, Harvey Fierstein’s bittersweet comedy resonates with today’s questions about marriage, family, and self-acceptance in the gay community and beyond. With biting wit and …

AARP DC Sponsors Telemundo Event

Posted on 11/8/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

“La Feria de la Familia” (Family Fair Day) comes to the Washington, DC area on Sunday, November 10 at the DC Armory. A first-time sponsor of this free annual gathering for education, entertainment and empowerment, the AARP District of Columbia State Office views its sponsorship as a part of its ongoing engagement with Latinos in the DC area. Sharing Spanish-language information and responding to questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a top priority for AARP DC’s participation at …

AARP DC Shares Age-Friendly Communities Info to Public Health Professionals

Posted on 11/5/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

AARP District of Columbia boosted awareness about age-friendly communities through a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) currently underway in Boston. There are 13,000 attendees at this year’s APHA conference. AARP DC is participating in a multi-year initiative through the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities.  AARP DC is an active participant of Age Friendly District of Columbia (AFC-DC), a public-private partnership that encourages active and healthy living for all residents of the District, …