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 …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

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

Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

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

Money & Work | Washington DC By Jean C. Setzfand I often ask job seekers with more than 20 years of experience how they got into their careers. Surprisingly, most say it was by accident. Think about your own experience. Maybe you took a skills assessment or a career survey in high school or college. Or maybe life circumstances factored into your career choice. Perhaps you took what was available at the time, or made your decision based on family obligations. That’s how a lot of …