Honoring the Life of Martin Kohn, AARP DC Volunteer

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

Press Martin Kohn, our 2008 Andrus Award recipient, passed away on September 30th at age 84. At AARP DC, we knew that Marty was all about helping people. Through his generous volunteer work, he ensured that low-income seniors in the city received much needed services and free legal aid. He spent some of his volunteer time working with clients through AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly. In his career, Marty was an economist for the federal government. For more than thirty …

Rev. Joseph Williams Named AARP DC State President

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Press Rev. Joseph K. Williams Named AARP DC President New State Leader Known as an Advocate for Independent Living Among Older Residents   (Washington, DC – August 27, 2014) New leadership has been appointed for AARP’s 89,000 members and volunteers in Washington, DC. Rev. Joseph K. Williams, Sr., M.Div. is now State President, the highest-serving volunteer position for AARP DC and its work on behalf of DC residents who are age 50+ and their families. Rev. Williams, a boomer and the …

AARP Experience Corps Co-Sponsors DC Book Signing

Posted on 09/4/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Press AARP Experience Corps invites AARP members in DC to join us for a book signing by Citizen Schools Executive Director Eric Schwartz. Here is the day and location information: September 8 from 6 – 8 pm Jones Day Office Complex 300 New Jersey Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001 The book, all proceeds of which fund Citizen Schools, draws on the story of Citizen Schools to show how mentors, diverse opportunities, and experiences build the “muscle memory of success”—an elusive, intangible …

AARP DC SUPPORTS DISTRICT BUDGET ADOPTED BY DC COUNCIL

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Press       For Immediate Release July 14, 2014 Contact: Ivan Lanier Cell:  202-351-9862 Email:  ilanier@aarp.org Washington, DC – Continuing to advocate on behalf of Washington, DC’s older citizens, AARP DC supports the budget adopted by the DC Council which expands the District’s property tax relief mechanisms for seniors. The budget also makes substantial cuts in income taxes that will help all households, including most senior households.  The tax changes will raise taxes next year on some senior residents, as …

Cool Music for those Hot D.C. Summer Nights

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

Press 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 …

Little Free Library Comes to the District of Columbia

Posted on 04/4/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Press Literacy – the ability to read and write – is important to everyone everywhere. However, some people still don’t have easy access to the books they want to read. .  The idea behind Little Free Library is to promote literacy and community-building by supporting book exchanges. The first Little Free Library (LFL) in Washington D.C. is now giving and receiving books at an outdoor kiosk at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC.  The Little Free Library will encourage …