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. …

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 …