Volunteers Needed: Pride in the Nation’s Capital

Posted on 05/5/2015 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). AARP DC is participating in the 40th Celebration of Pride in the Nation’s Capital, June 3-14, and is seeking volunteers to help with such activities as decorating the AARP float and marching in the June 13 parade or staffing the AARP booth at the June 14 festival. One-tenth of the District’s population identifies itself as LGBT, a higher percentage than in any state in …

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 …

Walk to Improve Sidewalk Safety

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community Want to make the nation’s capital more accessible for older and disabled people? Go for a walk. While strolling with other AARP volunteers during the next few months, you can identify areas that need to be more navigable for the District’s aging population. AARP DC is organizing Block by Block neighborhood walks in cooperation with the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities and Age-Friendly DC, a program in the District government’s Office on Aging. The network’s priorities include safe, walkable streets, as …

Metro DC Communities Rank High in AARP Livability Study

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Community FOR  RELEASE: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:01 am EDT CONTACT: Carla Clunis, 646-633-4971, carla.clunis@coburnww.com Paola Torres, 202-434-2555, ptorres@aarp.org METRO WASHINGTON, DC COMMUNITIES RANK HIGH IN AARP LIVABILITY INDEX New Livability Index Helps People Assess, Plan for Needs  WASHINGTON, DC—The AARP Public Policy Institute today is launching the AARP Livability Index, a first of its kind resource that allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. People, policy makers and the private sector …

2015 Horizons Energy Summit

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Fraud On Saturday, April 18th, AARP DC  co-sponsors Horizons 2015: Uniting Energy Technology and Consumers, at the University of the District of Columbia Law School, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Consumers will learn from and connect with the service providers who are creating a new world of technology and utility service options. Horizons 2015 will inform consumers about energy and sustainability issues such as solar energy, grid modernization, distributed generation, and tools they need for tracking …

Ayuda para los nuevos cuidadores de familia

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Por Nicole Duritz Cuarenta y dos millones de estadounidenses prestan apoyo a padres mayores, cónyuges y otros seres queridos. Si estás cuidando a un ser querido, posiblemente no te consideras ser un cuidador familiar, pero probablemente lo eres. Quizás comenzaste a prestar cuidados súbitamente, o quizás con el tiempo asumiste la responsabilidad. Aunque la situación de cada familia es única, podemos aprender mucho de los que ya han pasado por este camino. A continuación brindamos consejos, de AARP y de …