District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

District Residents Invited to Free Jazz Event

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

Local Resources “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 Theater Event Brings Together Many Communities

AARP DC Theater Event Brings Together Many Communities

Posted on 11/15/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Local Resources   In collaboration with Studio Theatre, AARP DC was successful in selling out a specially-priced matinee performance of the Tony Award-winning production of Torch Song Trilogy.  Special thanks to a range of organizations and community listservs for promoting the performance which was a part of AARP DC’s ongoing collaboration with The Studio Theatre. First performed in 1981, Harvey Fierstein’s bittersweet comedy resonates with today’s questions about marriage, family, and self-acceptance in the gay community and beyond. With biting wit and …

'Caregiver Buddies' Provide Information and Support

‘Caregiver Buddies’ Provide Information and Support

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Because combining the demands of caregiving with life’s other challenges can be overwhelming and lonely, the AARP Foundation launched Connecting Caregivers to Community, a pilot program in four cities nationwide, including Washington. Leaders at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church identify congregants age 50-plus who are caring for frail loved ones and match them with trained volunteer “caregiver buddies,” also from the congregation. The buddies lend a sympathetic ear and provide information about community services that can help family caregivers. In …

Take Charge of Your Future

In 40 Days Women Can Gain Confidence About Their Future

Posted on 08/21/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Local Resources AARP launches its 40 Day Pledge website, www.decidecreateshare.org.  The website – an extension of AARP’s Decide. Create. Share.℠ initiative – empowers women with valuable information, free resources and interactive tools we can use to spark and complete a comprehensive long-term care plan in just a few steps. “AARP understands that women are central to the long-term wellbeing of our families, but what about our own futures?  Our research tells us that the average caregiver spends 20 hours a week taking care …

AARP Discount: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre

AARP Discount: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre

Posted on 08/14/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Local Resources   Studio Theatre is providing a discount offer for AARP members and AARP friends.  Tickets for Torch Song Trilogy are $30.00 each for the October 19, 2013, 2:00 pm show. First performed in 1981, Harvey Fierstein’s bittersweet comedy resonates with today’s questions about marriage, family, and self-acceptance in the gay community and beyond. With biting wit and startling poignancy, Torch Song Trilogy illuminates a defiant romantic’s fight for intimacy, honesty, and respect in a hostile world. These $30 tickets are limited, so …

Come See Go Grandriders!

When You Are 80, Do You Still Dare to Dream?

Posted on 08/2/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Local Resources   Yes, says the seniors featured in the documentary film “Go Grandriders,” to be shown at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, DC, on Monday, August 26, at 10:30 a.m.  Go Grandriders is changing concepts associated with aging. The film features 17 older adults as they courageously embark on a 13 day, 730 mile motorcycle ride around Taiwan. Following the showing of the film, grandrider Chang Hon-dao and his wife (and fellow grandrider) Chang Chen Ying-mei will lead a discussion about …