Congregate Meals Offer Healthy Eating and Socialization

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

Health & Wellbeing 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

Health & Wellbeing 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

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 …