Feed Those in Need through the AARP DC Annual Food Drive

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Volunteering | Washington DC Join AARP DC for the 6th Annual Food Drive on October 3 & 4, 2014 where you can donate non-perishable foods or  volunteer at a Safeway or Giant Food store near you in DC. Times at donation sites will vary at each store location. This annual food collection program is a part of Drive to End Hunger, the AARP and AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to end hunger among older adults in America. AARP is taking steps to feed those who …

Many Older District Residents Benefit from SNAP

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC Mary says that “volunteer” is her middle name. “I’m a volunteer talk-show host and an advocate for a healthcare program in the District of Columbia and I’m a senior citizen.”  She’s also retired and lives on a fixed income.  When she was in her early 60s she connected with a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) and it made a big difference in her life.   Mary worked with a DC agency that helped her sign up …

¿Habla AARP? Latino Festival Nov. 9

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Washington DC The Latino population in the nation’s capital is growing—up 22 percent from 2000 to 2010—and is now one-tenth of the city’s population. AARP DC will reach out to Latinos at La Feria de la Familia (Family Fair), a festive event sponsored by the Spanish-language television network Telemundo, Nov. 9 at the D.C. Armory. Bilingual volunteers will staff the AARP booth, and attendees are invited to drop by for information on health coverage for the uninsured and the need to keep …

“SNAP” Tackles Hunger in DC

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC “I have faith and I am happy,” says Bernice Bowman.  Every morning her caretaker helps with her bath and meal preparation.  Once a month through the District’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) they purchase basic food products like cheese, juices, cereal, canned vegetables, applesauce and other items.  Bernice is willing to help others, too. “You never know who will come to you and need something to eat,” she says.  Support the AARP DC Annual Food Drive by donating at area …

Home-Delivered Meals in the District Help Fight Hunger

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC Home-bound residents often depend on delivery of their meals while recovering from an accident or an illness. Here’s the story of District resident Tom Quinn who was discharged from the hospital for a hip and ankle fracture. He found it hard to get around and could not maneuver the steps to his apartment. He’s making it work with “Home-Delivered Meals,” a program offered by the D.C. Office on Aging. Tom feels good about people doing something for everyone. He calls …

Living Longer, Living Smarter – Take Charge of Your Future

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Home & Family | Washington DC Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As we enter the fall season, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? On September 23rd at lunchtime, take time out of your busy schedule to think about you for a moment. Where do you see yourself in the future? What are the plans you’ll need to get you there? A great …