Volunteers Needed: March with AARP DC in the Capital Pride Parade

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Home & Family AARP is committed to serving everyone 50-plus—including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and their families. AARP DC is a sponsor for the 40th Celebration of PRIDE in the Nation’s Capital, June 3-14. The AARP DC State Office is seeking volunteers to help decorate the AARP DC parade float and march with us in the June 13 parade. One-tenth of the District’s population identifies itself as LGBT, a higher percentage than in any state in the nation, …

Free Workshop on Avoiding Fraud and Scams, Plus Shred Your Documents

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Fraud Join Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) and Senior Medicare Patrol for a FREE Fraud Awareness Forum and Community Shred Event on Thursday, May 28. The shred event is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, and the fraud forum from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET. Hear from experts from the Federal Trade Commission and AARP Fraud Watch Network on how to prevent identity theft. The event will be held at the Washington Seniors Wellness Center (3001 Alabama Ave, SE, D.C.). Call …

2015 Age Friendly DC Resolution

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Livable Communities | Volunteering As the U.S. population continues to age and as people stay healthy and active longer, American cities, towns, and counties must adapt to the needs of changing demographics to serve the interests of their residents and sustain economic and social vitality. Communities that adopt progressive and forward-thinking public policies and urban planning models will attract and retain more residents, provide varied business opportunities to serve the older populations, their families, and caregivers, and build infrastructure and policies that are friendly …

Nominate a District Resident for the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/12/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering   AARP DC is now accepting nominations for its 2015 District of Columbia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Washingtonians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP DC is excited to shine a light on 50+ Washingtonians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said DC State Director Louis Davis. Nominations will be evaluated by the AARP DC …

Caregiving in the Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBT Communities

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Caregiving | Community | Home & Family | Local Resources   Taking care of yourself or someone else comes with a lot of responsibilities. How do you find: resources, support groups, social activities, transportation or financial assistance. What are the unique considerations for the District’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Be a part of the conversation. Share your thoughts and hear ideas from DC area experts in a relaxed setting at another AARP DC “Lounge and Learn” chat. This event is a part of 2015 Capital Pride. Join …

Embracing Pride Year-Round through “Lounge and Learn”

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing In 2015, Capital Pride celebrates its 40th year in the nation’s capital. Embracing Pride year-round is what local organizers are promoting. Capital Pride Week is June 3 -14, 2015.  In 1975 Capital Pride was a one-day block party for a few hundred people.  With the theme “Have Pride 365″ Capital Pride is a non-profit organization that produces one of the largest LGBTQ Pride celebrations in the country, according to the official 2015 Pride Guide.  That’s growth! Pride is defined as …