Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …

Wellness Reimagined Through Fitness Challenge

Wellness Reimagined Through Fitness Challenge

Posted on 01/24/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Bringing exercise and nutrition awareness to 113 black men throughout the metro District of Columbia area including Maryland and Virginia, AARP DC launched the Black Men’s Fitness Challenge. The 12-week program consisted of teams from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mu Lambda Chapter; Washington (DC) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and 100 Black Men of Greater Washington. The men competed through their individual teams to see who could lose the …

AARP DC Leads Age-Friendly DC Discussion

AARP DC Leads Age-Friendly DC Discussion

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Key knowledge leaders from throughout the District recently met to assess needs that ensure the city is an age-friendly community.  AARP DC and the District’s Age-Friendly DC Initiative are collaborators for an international effort started by the World Health Organization (WHO) to respond to significant demographics trends in: urbanization and population aging. AARP State Director Louis Davis facilitated a meeting where leaders from area organizations discussed how DC functions in two of ten categories for DC’s Age-Friendly Initiative. The ten …

AARP DC Reaches Many at Telemundo Family Fair Event

AARP DC Reaches Many at Telemundo Family Fair Event

Posted on 11/26/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Information on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a big draw for more than 2,000 visitors to the AARP DC booth at “La Feria de la Familia” (The Family Fair Day) held recently in Washington, DC. AARP DC was a first-time sponsor for this annual event organized by media giant Telemundo. “La Feria de La Familia,” one of the largest free events for the Latino community in the Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland area, was an opportunity for AARP DC …

AARP DC Supports Community Soccer Championship

AARP DC Supports Community Soccer Championship

Posted on 11/22/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Washington, DC soccer fans cheered their favorite teams on Sunday, November 17th during the Continental Soccer League Championship Tournament held at the Cardozo Education Campus athletic field. The sports event was sponsored by AARP DC and organized by Fossalex, a nonprofit organization that 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 support …