Free Movie Screening "The Railway Man" on April 17, 2014

Free Movie Screening “The Railway Man” on April 17, 2014

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Washington DC AARP DC invites you to see a moving true story about a WWII British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp. Decades later, Lomax (Colin Firth) and his love interest ( Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for his treatment is still alive and set to confront him. This is a powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Bring your friends for an early …

Volunteers the Backbone for AARP Chapters

Volunteers the Backbone for AARP Chapters

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC The leadership for AARP Southwest Waterfront Chapter #4751 has been hard at work designing interesting meeting programs and community service events. Volunteers are the foundation for successful AARP chapters nationwide, especially here in the Washington, DC area. That’s why AARP DC salutes the active AARP chapter volunteer leaders throughout the District.   Leaders from the AARP Southwest Waterfront Chapter #4751, pictured from the left are: Betty Jean Tolbert Jones, president; Evelyn B. Dorsey, vice president; Julia Lindsay, assistant secretary/treasurer; Inez …

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Washington DC What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

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Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Washington DC By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work | Washington DC By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …