District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

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“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

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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

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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

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  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

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“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

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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, …

Recipients of AARP District of Columbia Andrus Award for Community Service Announced

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Vera Abbott and Charles Talley received the AARP District of Columbia Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. The award was formally presented to Mrs. Abbott and Mr. Talley at the AARP District of Columbia Andrus Award and Volunteer Recognition ceremonies on October 17, 2013. This is the first time the AARP District of Columbia State Office has announced co-recipients for this award.  AARP District of Columbia selected these  recipients for …

AARP District of Columbia 5th Annual Food Drive is October 4-5

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AARP District of Columbia 5th Annual Food Drive is October 4-5 You Can Help Fight Hunger in Your Neighborhood Seniors in the nation’s capital go to bed hungry is an unfortunate reality. About 40 percent of D.C. households with senior citizens are at risk of hunger (Hunger in America 2010, Mathematica Policy Research). The good news is that this Friday and Saturday, you can make a difference right here in your community. The AARP DC 5th Annual Food Drive will …

In 40 Days Women Can Gain Confidence About Their Future

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AARP launches its 40 Day Pledge website, www.decidecreateshare.org.  The website – an extension of AARP’s Decide. Create. Share.℠ initiative – empowers women with valuable information, free resources and interactive tools we can use to spark and complete a comprehensive long-term care plan in just a few steps. “AARP understands that women are central to the long-term wellbeing of our families, but what about our own futures?  Our research tells us that the average caregiver spends 20 hours a week taking care …

AARP Discount: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre

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  Studio Theatre is providing a discount offer for AARP members and AARP friends.  Tickets for Torch Song Trilogy are $30.00 each for the October 19, 2013, 2:00 pm show. 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 startling poignancy, Torch Song Trilogy illuminates a defiant romantic’s fight for intimacy, honesty, and respect in a hostile world. These $30 tickets are limited, so …