“SNAP” Tackles Hunger in DC

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

Health & Wellbeing “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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with AARP DC, Soccer and Family Fun

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Washington, DC soccer fans cheer local teams!  Come out on Sunday, September 14th to the Continental Soccer League’s day of games at the Cardozo Education Campus athletic field. The sports event is sponsored by AARP DC and organized by Fossalex. Fossalex, a nonprofit organization, provides resources and support about financial security, health and wellness to Latino families in the District. Fossalex coordinates the Continental Soccer League and organizes sports events in DC to bring the Latino community together.  AARP DC’s …

Dale inicio al Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Conoce a asesores jurídicos bilingües que te hablarán sobre el fraude, estafas y cobertura médica para ti y tu familia. Habrá sesiones informativas gratuitas en el día de diversión familiar en los partidos de fútbol de la DC Continental League el domingo catorce de septiembre en los terrenos del campo de fútbol de Cardozo, en las calles Trece Y Clifton, Northwest D.C., de DIEZ de la mañana a CUATRO de la tarde. Patrocinados por AARP, Fossalex y la DC Continental …

Five Habits of Smart Drivers

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …

Help the Hungry

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Nearly 1 in 8 residents of the nation’s capital struggle with hunger, and the annual AARP D.C. Drive to End Hunger aims to help. AARP is hosting an orientation Sept. 18 to train volunteers, who will greet shoppers and collect nonperishable food at area grocery stores Oct. 3-4. All donations will go to the Capital Area Food Bank and local pantries. About 18 percent of D.C. residents reported not having enough money to buy food at least once in the …