Honoring Yeiichi “Kelly” Kuwayama, WWII Hero and Dedicated AARP DC Chapter Volunteer

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

Volunteering We were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Yeiichi “Kelly” Kuwayama, loyal member of the AARP DC Ward Circle Chapter 2183. He was 96 years-old and is survived by his wife of 51 years, Fumiko, a younger brother, George and sister, Tomi.  Kelly attended the most recent Ward Circle Chapter meeting on June 16. His memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. …

Help the Hungry

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

Volunteering 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 …

Volunteering in Classrooms Impacts Generations

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

Volunteering 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

Volunteering 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 …

Nominate a Volunteer for AARP DC’s Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/14/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Volunteering Do you know an exceptional Washington, DC volunteer? By June 15, AARP DC is seeking nominations for its 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. AARP DC is excited to shine a light on those District residents who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives of others. AARP has always encouraged its members to use …

Volunteer with AARP DC for Capital Pride

Posted on 05/4/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Volunteering One of the largest annual PRIDE events takes place in the Washington, DC area in early June 2014. The Capital Pride Celebration attracts more than 300,000 people and AARP DC will be a Silver Sponsor for the 2014 events. Volunteers are being recruited by AARP DC to ensure the D.C. area is well-represented at the following events: Capital  Pride Celebration Parade: Saturday, June 7, 2014 (Set up and march with AARP DC) AARP DC Booth at Capital Pride Celebration Festival: …