Share the Love of Reading

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Volunteering As a charter sponsor of the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, AARP invites members in the D.C. metro area to join in the fun Sept. 5 at the Washington Convention Center. “The book festival is one of the country’s premier events promoting literacy and reading for all ages,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, chief executive officer of AARP. “Children, parents and grandparents can engage with their favorite authors and storybook characters to open doors to new worlds of …

Elevate a Child’s Reading Level – Volunteer with Experience Corps

Posted on 06/29/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering What is Experience Corps? Experience Corps is the award-winning AARP Foundation literacy program, utilizing highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to mentor students in kindergarten through third grade. The program improves the literacy rates of children, enriches the lives of our volunteers and strengthens schools in the communities we serve. If you live in the D.C. area, you can sign up for an Experience Corps ongoing training program from one of the following dates by calling: 1-877-926-8300. Upcoming Experience …

Encore Entrepreneur: Business Coaching Mini Fair on June 30

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work   Make your dreams of starting your own business come true by attending the June 30th Mini-Coaching Fair co-sponsored by AARP DC, the Small Business Administration and SCORE. Meet your local small business resource partners who provide expert business coaching. Learn what it takes to pursue a small business venture.  Register at:  SBA/Encore/AARP Mini-Coaching Fair 6-30-15                

Advocate before the DC City Council on June 24th

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Livable Communities Let the Washington, DC City Council know about the top policy issues affecting the 50-plus population. Join the AARP DC Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 10:00-11:30 am. Speak out with other District residents to advocate  about important issues that include passage of the CARE Act, updating the Power of Attorney Statute and ensuring the District is “Age-Friendly” for people of all ages. Show you care and register now at or call 1-877-926-8300.      For media …

On June 26th, Attend a Free Fraud Watch Forum and Bring Your Papers for Shredding

Posted on 06/16/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events AARP DC and Legal Counsel for the Elderly Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) announces a free community shred day and fraud forum on Friday, June 26, 2015. Drop off unneeded personal and financial information for shredding. To serve as many consumers as possible, volunteers will be onsite to assist with unloading your vehicle. Due to the support of Shred-It and our volunteers, there is NO CHARGE for this service. No reservation is needed. Bring your items to be shredded between 10:00 …

National Safety Month: Drive Safe, Drive Smart

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Driver Safety By AARP Driver Safety This June, AARP Driver Safety is recognizing National Safety Month because we know safer driving saves lives. Safer driving can also save you money on car insurance premiums or costly vehicle repairs. However, safer driving isn’t possible without an alert, cautious driver. This month, concentrating on the following three aspects of the driving experience can help you be a safer, smarter driver: 1. A healthy driver is a safer driver. Just as your car needs regular …