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— Join AARP on Tuesday, September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in AARP’s free Virtual Career Fair.  This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as American Red Cross, AT&T, Toys R Us, and UnitedHealth Group Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars and half-dozen …

AARP Reaches Goal: Over 1.5 Million Meals Packed!

— On Sunday, September 11th and Monday, September 12th, AARP DC volunteers and staff participated in the AARP Foundation’s Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge. This year’s Celebration of Service event paid tribute to all the veterans and retired first responders who have given so much of their lives in service to others. It also lifted senior poverty out of the shadows and shined a spotlight on the needs of older adults who are struggling to secure the essentials. With the help …

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— In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. In addition to one-on-one consultations, there will be workshops on a variety of financial topics throughout the day. Stay as little or as long as you’d like. It’s all free. Bring a friend!  Register for FREE at https://aarp.cvent.com/DCFinancialFreedom910  September 10, 2016 11 a.m. …

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— During August and September, connect with AARP through free interactive in-person events that mix fun with purpose! From AARP TEK workshops where you learn to use your mobile or pad devices to engaging with fellow family caregivers to get support and new ideas. Explore the events offered right here in the District. See the AARP TEK schedule here: http://goo.gl/ZXL8krFind a Carversations event here: http://goo.gl/wPwMsd

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— The 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the D.C. Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. More than 100 authors, illustrators and poets will discuss their work, sign books and interact with readers of all ages. AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins is one of the featured authors, along with Stephen King, Annette Gordon-Reed, Ken Burns, Salman Rushdie, Bob Woodward, Geraldine Brooks, Kwame Alexander, Joyce Carol Oates and Douglas Brinkley. …

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— It’s not a stretch to say that Washington, DC is home to one of the most progressive and sizzling food scenes in the world, but are these eateries working to become Age-Friendly Businesses? To answer this question, AARP DC took to the grounds of Citi Open, one of the only ATP 500 level tennis tournaments in the world, to ask attendees about their favorite DC restaurants. As a result, over 200 people, some of whom traveled from as far as …

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— Your VOTE, Your VOICE, Your POWER! Calling seniors and allies across all 8 Wards to gather in preparation for a citywide movement aimed to protect the rights of seniors and fight for quality services.  Last year the budget for senior services faced substantial cuts. It is clear that the District’s seniors need to be at the table when budget decisions are being made. To amplify the voices of our local seniors, the Senior Advocacy Coalition (SAC) and AARP DC will host ward-by-ward Advocacy …

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— July-August 2016 Issue  DC Advocacy Happenings  Take a Stand: Have You Signed the Petition? AARP is advocating that each Presidential candidate have a plan to keep Social Security strong. The only way to make progress is for our national leaders to make Social Security a priority and put serious proposals on the table. This starts with Presidential leadership. Anyone who thinks they’re ready to be President of the United States should be able to tell voters how they’ll keep Social …

Tennis Group with Wayne Bryan

— For a second consecutive year, AARP DC was a sponsor for the 2016 Citi Open®. The nine-day event (July 16-24) took place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. The free tennis clinic conducted by acclaimed tennis coach Wayne Bryan, was offered by the DC State Office. Bryan is the father of the Bryan brothers, the number two Men’s Doubles champs. Two of the tennis pros competing in this year’s Citi Open, served as “guest coaches” for the tennis clinic. …

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— Citi Open® is almost here with top players John Isner, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Caroline Wozniaki, Samantha Stosur and Sloan Stephens, the 2015 Citi Open Women’s winner. From July 16-24, Citi Open, one of the premiere tennis events, takes place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, DC. Access AARP-discounted Citi Open tickets through by clicking the discount code: DCTennis.  The AARP DC Citi Open discount ticket code can also be used by non-AARP members. The …