Help the Hungry

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering | Washington DC Nearly 1 in 8 residents of the nation’s capital struggle with hunger, and the annual AARP D.C. Drive to End Hunger aims to help. AARP is hosting an orientation Sept. 18 to train volunteers, who will greet shoppers and collect nonperishable food at area grocery stores Oct. 3-4. All donations will go to the Capital Area Food Bank and local pantries. About 18 percent of D.C. residents reported not having enough money to buy food at least once in the …

Cool Music for those Hot D.C. Summer Nights

Posted on 06/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Press | Washington DC Looking for relief from DC’s hot summer nights? Try these cool concerts at the Tuesday evening music series from AARP DC and the District’s historic Howard Theatre.  Appreciation to AARP’s Multicultural Markets and Engagements (MME) for their generous support of this concert series. So, if you don’t think cool music in DC when you think AARP, then you don’t know “aarp!” Follow this AARP DC event on Twitter by using #AARPDCSummer   The Cool Line Up! July 1—R&B/Old School Dance …

Volunteering in Classrooms Impacts Generations

Posted on 06/29/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC Dedicating your time to help others is an altruistic way to make a difference in someone’s life.  But who gets the most out of a volunteer experience – the volunteer or the recipient?  Experience Corps recently sat down with two of their male DC-area volunteers, to learn more about their experiences with Experience Corps. Experience Corps is an AARP program that places adults age 50 and older in elementary schools to tutor and mentor students in reading and literacy.  These …

AARP DC Honors Volunteer Sue Whitman

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC Living a vigorous life in service to others was how Sue Whitman was remembered during a memorial service in her honor on June 14, 2014 at Iona House. Sue died on March 27th at the age of 103. She was buried next to her husband at Arlington National Cemetery As a member of AARP DC’s Advocacy Team, Sue was a champion for long-term care for the elderly in Washington, DC. In addition to serving as an AARP volunteer, Sue donated …

Attend Free Fraud Forum and Shred Your Documents

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Washington DC AARP DC and Legal Counsel for the Elderly Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) are proud to announce a free community shred day and fraud forum on Friday, June 27, 2014. Drop off unneeded personal and financial information for shredding. To serve as many consumers as possible, volunteers will be onsite to assist  with unloading your vehicle. Due to the support of Shred-It and our volunteers, there is NO CHARGE for this service. No reservation needed.  Bring your items to be shredded …

Speakers Announced! Joyful Retirement: Planning for Your Future

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Money & Work | Washington DC Think you are too young to plan for financial security? Think again! Join AARP DC on Thursday, June 26, 2014 to get started. Planning for the future can be a distant thought. Bring a friend and join AARP DC for a free interactive and holistic seminar on financial security. Discover the benefits of financial planning and budgeting and hear how you can benefit from Social Security, 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Plans, and safe investment options from experts in the field. …