¿Habla AARP? Join Us at La Feria de la Familia

Posted on 10/13/2014 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, November 9, 2014 at the D.C. Armory. The event is focused on the health and wellness of families. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnNcrw8U4UE Bilingual volunteers will staff the AARP booth, and attendees are invited to drop by …

October 9th Mayoral Candidate Forum Presented by AARP DC

Posted on 10/6/2014 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Washington DC Hear from the Washington, DC mayoral candidates on October 9, 2014. AARP DC is ready to inform its 89,000 members and the general public about priority issues important to DC residents 50+. Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz have pledged to participate. This AARP DC “Candidate Forum” will be co-moderated by Denise Rolark Barnes, Publisher of the Washington Informer and Katherine Shelley Broderick, Dean of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Each …

Feed Those in Need through the AARP DC Annual Food Drive

Posted on 10/2/2014 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 …

Congregate Meals Offer Healthy Eating and Socialization

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC Murelda Gass has family in Santo Domingo, Honduras and Jamaica.  She’s been in the U.S. for 42 years and has been retired for eight of those years.  She teaches at a wellness center and likes sitting down to socialize and exchange ideas with the people who come every day for a hot meal.  It’s part of the “Congregate Meals Program.”  You have to be a D.C. resident, age 60 or older and sign up at the employment center to have …

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 …

“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 …