Julie Lee

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

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

Home & Family | Washington DC 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 …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

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

Money & Work | Washington DC By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Pepco Offers Free Trees to District Residents

Pepco Offers Free Trees to District Residents

Posted on 03/30/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Washington DC Pepco is providing 2,000 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through the Energy-Saving Trees program. Launched as a pilot initiative in 2011, the Energy-Saving Trees program helps customers conserve energy and reduces household electricity bills through strategic tree planting. Pepco customers can reserve their free trees today at www.arborday.org/pepco or by calling 1-855-670-2771. An online tool can help Pepco customers find the most strategic location for planting and estimates the annual savings that will result …

Volunteering through Vida Builds Friendships

Volunteering through Vida Builds Friendships

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC Over the years, AARP DC has enjoyed a special relationship with Vida, a center established to meet the needs of the District’s Latino seniors. The center has been a connecting point for two women, Seňoras Carmen Mazariegos and Argelia Molina, who volunteer together on many AARP DC initiatives offered through Vida. We celebrate Women’s History Month and the volunteer spirit of Seňoras Mazariegos and Molina. “Anytime we are called, we are eager to volunteer,” said Seňora Argelia Molina during a …

AARP DC Shepherd Park Chapter Creates a Website to Share Chapter Activities

AARP DC Shepherd Park Chapter Creates a Website to Share Chapter Activities

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC About four years ago, AARP DC’s Shepherd Park Chapter #2667 decided it needed to communicate with its members and others in other ways than newsletters, email and telephone tree.  Under the guidance of chapter member, Donna Graham, who created the site and is webmaster, Shepherd Park Chapter #2667 has been able to share pictures, newsletters, special events and senior resources. The hosting web server is free and one does not need to be an “internet master.”  Tutorials and helpful information …

AARP Helps Bring Back the Beatles Magic

AARP Helps Bring Back the Beatles Magic

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Washington DC An invasion on U.S. soil began 50 years ago when four mop-topped young lads from Liverpool landed at JFK International Airport in New York.  It was spreading overseas and now America was ready for . . . the Beatles.  First stop was “The Ed Sullivan Show,” broadcast live from New York on Sunday night.  The audience went wild in those black and white TV days.  But their first North American concert was on Feb. 11, 1964, in the nation’s capital …