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 …

Caregiving and Isolation within the LBGT Community: The Real Deal

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Health & Wellbeing On June 5, 2014, AARP DC will lead a public conversation during the 2014 Capital Pride Week about gaining knowledge to identify caregiving and isolation resources. (Learn more about this event and register here.) Wes Morrison, an AARP DC volunteer, has learned to manage his caregiving needs and confront his feelings of isolation.  This is his story. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging estimates that between 1.75 and 4 million Americans ages 60+ who are lesbian, …

Lounge & Learn About Caregiving During Capital Pride

Posted on 05/31/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Health & Wellbeing On Thursday, June 5, join Capital Pride and AARP DC in a conversation about managing through the challenges of caregiving. How does one prepare to care for a loved one or oneself when faced with illness or aging? What steps should be taken to avoid feeling isolated? Join Capital Pride and AARP DC for a networking reception and conversation addressing caregiving and isolation. Hear a group of experts share their knowledge about how you can “get over the hump” and …