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

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Home & Family 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 …

Living Longer, Living Smarter – Take Charge of Your Future

Posted on 08/25/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Home & Family Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As we enter the fall season, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? On September 23rd at lunchtime, take time out of your busy schedule to think about you for a moment. Where do you see yourself in the future? What are the plans you’ll need to get you there? A great …

Caregiving and Isolation within the LBGT Community: The Real Deal

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

Home & Family 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, …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

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

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

Lounge & Learn About Caregiving During Capital Pride

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

Home & Family 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 …

“Chinatown,” the Documentary Hosted by AARP DC

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Home & Family “Chinatown” is a documentary about the Washington, DC community that is the home to approximately 300 Chinese immigrants. Produced and filmed by Yi Chen, the movie explores DC’s Chinese community and the challenges for the Chinatown neighborhood to stay intact while providing for the needs of older Chinese residents. In observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Month, AARP DC recently hosted two screenings of “Chinatown” for its neighbors, residents of Wah Luck House, a housing facility predominately occupied by older …