Volunteers Needed: Pride in the Nation’s Capital

Posted on 04/1/2015 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 …

Caregiving in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Communities

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Health & Wellbeing 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.  Come, sit back, share your thoughts and hear ideas from DC area experts in a relaxed living room setting. At another AARP DC “Lounge and Learn” session.       Join us at our generous host location:   Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Showroom 1526 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 Tuesday, March 31, …

Reforming Power of Attorney

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work A power of attorney is a legal document in which a person authorizes a trusted agent to make financial decisions on his or her behalf. It may be intended as a safeguard in case of future incapacity. Power of attorney laws in some states, however, have failed to clarify the agent’s duties. Advocates for reform are concerned that the lack of standards may give unscrupulous agents a “license to steal.” The District of Columbia’s power of attorney law hasn’t changed …

President Joins AARP CEO, “Save Our Retirement” Coalition to Praise Progress on Better Standard for Retirement Investment Advice

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

AARP Home | About AARP | Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work February 23, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Today President Barack Obama joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has been taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. Americans saving for retirement currently lose an estimated 6 to 17 billion dollars per year due to bad investment advice. The …

How Would You Handle a Vehicle Breakdown?

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Uncategorized By Julie E. Lee It’s the peak time of year when the elements can wreak havoc on our roadways and vehicles, giving us the least ideal driving conditions. However, your vehicle can also break down in the most pristine conditions or shortest of drives. Whether your vehicle is having a mechanical failure, an overheated engine, or a flat tire, it’s important to know what to do in case it does break down. Hopefully it never happens, but if it does, …

10 Ways to Save on Health Care Costs

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized By Nicole Duritz How many of us are still sticking to our New Year’s resolutions to live healthier? I, for one, have good intentions, but I’ve been struggling to get to the gym as often as I want. What has motivated me recently is getting a greater understanding of how a healthier me can lead to big savings in health care costs. AARP’s Health Care Costs Calculator can help you understand what your health care costs will be in retirement …