SAVE-THE-DATE: Hear from the Mayoral Candidates

Posted on 09/14/2014 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy 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 event is in a conversational format allowing candidates to provide detailed responses on key issues. Voters will hear the “real deal” on where the candidates stand on the topics of caregiving, financial security, …

Age-Friendly DC Public Meetings to get Feedback

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy   On October 3, 2012, the District joined other aspirant-jurisdictions to become an Age-Friendly City as part of the pilot AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities through the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. The goal of this program is to provide a system to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make cities, towns, and counties more user-friendly not only for their older residents, but for residents of all ages. Right now Age-Friendly DC is …

Voters: Know Before You Go

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy The nation’s capital is electing a new mayor Nov. 4. What will that mean for Washingtonians age 50-plus? To help voters find out, AARP DC has prepared a voters guide and is sponsoring a live mayoral forum Oct. 9, 2014. The voters guide presents a side-by-side comparison of candidates’ views on issues affecting older District residents, such as financial security, caregiving, housing and an initiative to make Washington a more age-friendly city. Two out of three registered D.C. voters cast …

AARP DC SUPPORTS DISTRICT BUDGET ADOPTED BY DC COUNCIL

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Advocacy       For Immediate Release July 14, 2014 Contact: Ivan Lanier Cell:  202-351-9862 Email:  ilanier@aarp.org Washington, DC – Continuing to advocate on behalf of Washington, DC’s older citizens, AARP DC supports the budget adopted by the DC Council which expands the District’s property tax relief mechanisms for seniors. The budget also makes substantial cuts in income taxes that will help all households, including most senior households.  The tax changes will raise taxes next year on some senior residents, as …

AARP DC Discuss Legislative Priorities with Congresswoman Norton

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Advocacy   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Contact:  Brenda C. Siler Phone:  (202) 434-7711 Email:  bsiler@aarp.org Twitter:  @AARPDC    AARP DC Volunteers Press Congress on Vital Issues During Older Americans Month Issues Include Bipartisan Older Americans Act, Medicare, Age Discrimination, Transportation Safety and More  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in the midst of Older Americans Month, AARP DC volunteers and staff visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help …

Be Heard on DC Mayor’s Budget Impacting Older Citizens

Posted on 05/13/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Advocacy Commit to making the District of Columbia an Age-Friendly City – a place for people of all ages. Voice your support for a $4.5 million increase in the proposed City Budget that allows the DC Office on Aging (DCOA) to give grants to community organizations serving older District residents. DCOA grants fund city services such as home-delivered meals, affordable housing, adult day health care, and grandparent caregiver subsidies. Follow this link to send your letter of support. http://action.aarp.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=4104