Stop Elder Abuse

Posted on 09/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Fraud | Home & Family Elder abuse is an underreported crime, and the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) wants to stop it. In cooperation with other nonprofit organizations, LCE is helping to train Metropolitan Police Department detectives to identify cases of neglect, assault and exploitation of vulnerable adults. The training helps investigators recognize subtle signs of abuse, such as mail delivered to a victim’s home in someone else’s name. Elder abuse is defined as a knowing, intentional or negligent act that causes harm …

AARP DC Members Advocate before Washington, DC Councilmembers

Posted on 08/21/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy   AARP DC Lobby Day, on June 24 at the Wilson Building, was a time where Councilmembers were informed about legislation that is important to the 50+ population in in Washington, DC.  Sixty AARP DC “advocates” participated in the event where the key issues were the CARE Act, updating the Power of Attorney statute, and advancing the transformation of the District into an age-friendly city. AARP DC has worked closely with the Mayor’s Age-Friendly Task Force for the past three …

AARP TEK “BYOD” Workshops in Washington, DC

Posted on 08/20/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Technology Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop for those who want to get the most out of their Android Smartphones. All participants will get a hands on experience with their Android Smartphones as well as a free touchscreen stylus pen. All registrants must bring their own Android Smartphone to get the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. This AARP event is fun and free, but seating is limited If you are new to mobile technology, but ready to discover how …

On September 11th, Pack More Than One Million Meals for the Region’s Struggling Seniors

Posted on 08/18/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Community | Events | Health & Wellbeing In the D.C. area, too many hardworking Americans 50 and older are struggling. Through no fault of their own, they’re struggling to hold on to their jobs, homes, food supply, social connections and basic legal rights. That’s why on this September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, AARP Foundation is working with our supporters to spearhead A Celebration of Service on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Our goal: to pack more than one million meals that will be …

AARP DC Reaches Out to the District’s Caribbean Community

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Community How did you spend your Father’s Day? AARP DC’s commitment to Caribbean engagement and outreach, included participation in a Sunday service and social hour at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in northwest Washington D.C.  For AARP DC, being involved on June 21 supported the Caribbean community as they celebrated Father’s Day and the church’s “Education Sunday.” With so many Caribbean “nationals” in the District of Columbia, an opportunity is provided for AARP DC, to practice its social mission which is to …

Citi Open® Online Discount Ends on August 9th. Come by the AARP Booth

Posted on 08/5/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events   The AARP 25% discount code for Citi Open® is available until August 9th. Visit the AARP DC booth at Citi Open for a chance to win exciting prizes. Try for an opportunity to win an Apple® Watch by giving your opinions on making the District work for people ages. “Celebrating Our Heroes” day honors military personnel and veterans on August 8th. Come by and say, “Hello!” Join us and follow AARP DC on Twitter: @AARPDC  #AARPDCTennis   What:  Discounted …