Starting Your Own Business? These Free Workshops Are for You!

Starting Your Own Business? These Free Workshops Are for You!

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Money & Work | Washington DC Are you close to retirement and exploring new opportunities?  Or, are you wondering how you will manage your life once you retire? A growing number of individuals age 50+ are turning to small business ownership. We call them “Encore Entrepreneurs.” Two workshops are being offered, free of charge, on April 28th and April 29th. Details are below.  Advance registration is required.  If special accommodations are required for either workshop, please register by April 22.   Workshop #1: Monday, April 28, …

Ongoing  Training the Key to Chapter Success

Ongoing Training the Key to Chapter Success

Posted on 04/20/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC Sharing chapter management tips through guest speakers and training events, keeps AARP DC chapters “on top” of trends that lead to successful chapters. That’s what happens when officers from District AARP chapters come together quarterly for half-day training sessions that includes a lot of idea sharing. The most recent chapter leaders update and training session included guest speaker Sharon Binns-Stewart, from AARP’s Office of Volunteerism and Service (OVS). Through Ms. Binns-Stewart’s presentation, AARP DC chapter leaders learned about ways in …

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/15/2014 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 …

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 …

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 …