Sign Up to be a Tax-Aide Volunteer in the District

Posted on 11/10/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering | Washington DC                   AARP DC is again preparing for the upcoming tax season by providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP …

¿Habla AARP? Join Us at La Feria de la Familia

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Washington DC On November 9, 2014, AARP DC welcomes Washington, DC-area Latinos to La Feria de la Familia (Family Fair), a FREE festive event sponsored by the Spanish-language television network Telemundo. At the AARP DC booth #425, we will provide family health and consumer information, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the D.C. Armory during this event. La Feria, will have AARP DC bilingual volunteers and staff at its booth to provide information about financial security, keeping Social Security strong, signing …

Romaine Thomas-2014 AARP DC Andrus Award Honoree, A Life Built on Service

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Volunteering | Washington DC Aboard the Spirit Cruise of Washington along the Potomac with spectacular views of the Washington Monument and other landmarks, AARP launched its celebration of the 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service Recognition Luncheon on October 16, 2014. Romaine Thomas, longtime District of Columbia resident and educator was this year’s recipient. The award, which was presented to her by AARP DC State President Joe Williams, honors a volunteer who provides outstanding service, leadership and advocacy for those who are 50 plus. …

Soccer, Health and Wellness – The Right Combination

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing | Washington DC On Sunday, September 14th, more than 225 people from the Washington, DC Hispanic community took in sports, wellness and community information during the DC Continental Soccer League quarter-final soccer games held at the Cardozo Education Campus athletic field. The full-day event kicked off a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration for AARP members and their families. This was the second time AARP DC sponsored an event with Fossalex, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and support focused on financial security, health and …

Caregivers Guide for Caregivers Month

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Washington DC AARP DC is observing National Family Caregivers Month by reaching out to help people caring for vulnerable loved ones in the nation’s capital. The state office is distributing copies of “Prepare to Care,” a guide that can help caregivers learn about available resources and make a plan that includes taking time to nurture themselves. In addition, people receiving care or who are friends of a caregiver can express appreciation through the Thanks Project at thanksproject.org.  In 2009, about 68,000 caregivers …

2014 Mayoral Candidates Share Views on Issues Affecting Older District Residents

Posted on 10/30/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Events | Washington DC Before you go to the polls for the 2014 Washington, DC Mayoral election, take a look at videos where the candidates respond to issues of importance to older residents. On October 9th, AARP DC and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) David A. Clarke School of Law partnered to present a Mayoral Candidate Forum. Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz, the top three candidates running for Mayor of Washington, DC, responded to five issue topics that included: …