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

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

Volunteering 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. …

Honoring the Life of Martin Kohn, AARP DC Volunteer

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

Volunteering 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 …

Feed Those in Need through the AARP DC Annual Food Drive

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP DC | Comments

Volunteering Join AARP DC for the 6th Annual Food Drive on October 3 & 4, 2014 where you can donate non-perishable foods or  volunteer at a Safeway or Giant Food store near you in DC. Times at donation sites will vary at each store location. This annual food collection program is a part of Drive to End Hunger, the AARP and AARP Foundation’s multi-pronged approach to end hunger among older adults in America. AARP is taking steps to feed those who …

Mentor Up Returns with Tech Training for AARP DC Volunteers

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

Volunteering   Recently for AARP DC there was a volunteer reversal. Youth volunteers from Mentor Up taught older adults the basics on how to use and navigate the Internet using desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Older District residents also learned how to use Microsoft Office applications, establish an email account, use search engines, take pictures using a smartphone and send email with attachments. A few even dabbled with social media and how to find their favorite radio or TV station …

Rev. Joseph Williams Named AARP DC State President

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

Volunteering 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 …

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. …