Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History, Has Strong Connections to D.C.

Posted on 02/1/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Local Resources | Washington DC Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D., was born to former slaves in 1875. His parents, Anne Eliza (Riddle) and James Henry Woodson, could neither read nor write. Instead of going to school, he stayed home and worked the family farm in New Canton, Va. Having largely taught himself, he didn’t attend high school until he was 20 years old. And yet, as a man with this humble childhood experience, Carter Godwin Woodson went on to attend Berea College in Kentucky, the University …

Free Tax Assistance and Preparation from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Begins in February 2014

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Money & Work | Washington DC This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for Washington, DC taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “AARP DC is pleased to once again join with the AARP Foundation to …

AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Education Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Money & Work | Washington DC Washington, DC — To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week (January 26-30, 2015), the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many Washington, DC taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction …

A Path to Retirement

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Money & Work | Washington DC Do you know what your retirement will look like? This might sound like an odd question, but stay with it for a minute. When you’re planning a vacation, I’ll bet you can visualize the whole thing – what city or perhaps beach you’ll be visiting, the weather, the events you’re hoping to fit in. Being able to see your goal makes it easier to put money aside to achieve it. The same holds true for retirement. If you can “see” …

Sign Up to Volunteer with AARP DC

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC Share your time and expertise volunteering on behalf of the District’s older residents. You are invited to spend time with AARP DC volunteering as team leaders for AARP DC projects, onsite at our events, as an office helper, as workshop presenters, writing feature stories for the AARP DC blog, or monitoring legislative issues that come before the City Council. Bilingual (English-Spanish or English-Chinese) volunteers are  especially needed, but all are welcomed. Sign up today to be an AARP DC volunteer …

Networking With All That Jazz At Takoma Station

Posted on 01/2/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Money & Work | Washington DC A chilly, damp night in early December didn’t keep people away from Takoma Station Tavern in northwest Washington, DC where AARP members, prospective members and friends gathered to celebrate the holiday season with an evening of “Networking with All That Jazz”. The AARP DC experience featured jazz musician, entrepreneur, and Washington, DC native Marcus Johnson and his ensemble. The jazz group provided the entertainment with original music from Johnson’s vast repertoire plus some unique stylings of familiar holiday tunes. It …