Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

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

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

Julie Lee

Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

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

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Most people wouldn’t associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age. Whether it’s squatting to get into your vehicle, turning your head to check blind spots, or flexing your foot to reach the brake pedal, driving is a full-body activity. According to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab, four areas of …

Help Make the District 'Age Friendly'

Help Make the District ‘Age Friendly’

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family The population is aging, and people increasingly are choosing to live in cities. That’s why AARP D.C. is working with District officials to make Washington more livable for people of all ages. The effort addresses issues such as health, transportation, housing, buildings and outdoor spaces, employment, social participation, civic involvement, communications, emergency preparedness and elder abuse. The U.S. population age 65 and older increased by more than 15 percent from 2000 to 2010. To volunteer to help survey District residents …

District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

Posted on 12/10/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Home & Family “An Evening of Jazz, Networking and Life Reimagined for Work!” Featuring DC Native Marcus Johnson: Entrepreneur and Jazz Musician Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 pm Takoma Station  (Two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station) Join DC native Marcus Johnson for a free early evening holiday “jazzy” networking event. Johnson will tell you how he blended his love for music and business to create a satisfying career. He’ll motivate you to think about more satisfying career options and how …

AARP DC Leads Age-Friendly DC Discussion

AARP DC Leads Age-Friendly DC Discussion

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

Home & Family 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 …

Consumers Call for Transparency About Energy Supply

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family The D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) is investigating the marketing practices of retail energy suppliers to ensure adequate consumer protections. In a deregulated utility market, consumers can buy energy from retail suppliers instead of using standard plans offered by electric and gas utilities. Some D.C. residents have complained of being switched without their consent. AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) submitted testimony to the PSC in July describing deceptive marketing practices reported by clients and recommending ways to fix …