Ongoing  Training the Key to Chapter Success

Ongoing Training the Key to Chapter Success

Posted on 04/20/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Volunteering Sharing chapter management tips through guest speakers and training events, keeps AARP DC chapters “on top” of trends that lead to successful chapters. That’s what happens when officers from District AARP chapters come together quarterly for half-day training sessions that includes a lot of idea sharing. The most recent chapter leaders update and training session included guest speaker Sharon Binns-Stewart, from AARP’s Office of Volunteerism and Service (OVS). Through Ms. Binns-Stewart’s presentation, AARP DC chapter leaders learned about ways in …

Volunteers the Backbone for AARP Chapters

Volunteers the Backbone for AARP Chapters

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Volunteering The leadership for AARP Southwest Waterfront Chapter #4751 has been hard at work designing interesting meeting programs and community service events. Volunteers are the foundation for successful AARP chapters nationwide, especially here in the Washington, DC area. That’s why AARP DC salutes the active AARP chapter volunteer leaders throughout the District.   Leaders from the AARP Southwest Waterfront Chapter #4751, pictured from the left are: Betty Jean Tolbert Jones, president; Evelyn B. Dorsey, vice president; Julia Lindsay, assistant secretary/treasurer; Inez …

Volunteering through Vida Builds Friendships

Volunteering through Vida Builds Friendships

Posted on 03/27/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Volunteering 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

Volunteering 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 …

Life Reimagined and All That Jazz!

Life Reimagined and All That Jazz!

Posted on 12/31/2013 by | AARP District of Columbia | Comments

Volunteering Was it a jazz set, a networking event or a conversation about entrepreneurship? It was all three as AARP DC recently presented “Life Reimagined for Work” at Takoma Station Tavern in northwest Washington, DC. More than 200 people heard holiday jazz from DC native Marcus Johnson, a Grammy-nominated musician, composer, and entrepreneur. Marcus blended his music with motivational advice for rethinking how individuals can approach work. The Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE were co-sponsors for this unique evening of …

AARP DC Leads Age-Friendly DC Discussion

AARP DC Leads Age-Friendly DC Discussion

Posted on 12/6/2013 by | AARPDistrict of Columbia | Comments

Volunteering Key knowledge leaders from throughout the District recently met to assess needs that ensure the city is an age-friendly community.  AARP DC and the District’s Age-Friendly DC Initiative are collaborators for an international effort started by the World Health Organization (WHO) to respond to significant demographics trends in: urbanization and population aging. AARP State Director Louis Davis facilitated a meeting where leaders from area organizations discussed how DC functions in two of ten categories for DC’s Age-Friendly Initiative. The ten …