Join AARP DC at Citi Open, August 1-9, 2015

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Volunteering Citi Open® is almost here with Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori! From August 1-9, 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 one of the daily links below using the discount code: AARP.  The AARP DC Citi Open® discount ticket code is also accessible to non-members. Ticket availability changes daily, so visit this site often. Come to the AARP DC Citi …

AARP DC Volunteer Appointed Vice Chairman of D.C.’s Age-Friendly Group

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Community | Livable Communities Ron L. Swanda, a dedicated volunteer advocate for Washington, DC’s older residents and a member of the AARP DC Executive Council, has been appointed to serve as Vice Chairman of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Age-Friendly DC Task Force. The Task Force is an advisory group that evaluates and reports to the Mayor and the Age-Friendly DC Office on the needs and concerns of older D.C. citizens. Swanda, a Washington, DC Ward 6 resident for 32 years, has been a long-time advocate …

Share the Love of Reading

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Volunteering As a charter sponsor of the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, AARP invites members in the D.C. metro area to join in the fun Sept. 5 at the Washington Convention Center. “The book festival is one of the country’s premier events promoting literacy and reading for all ages,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, chief executive officer of AARP. “Children, parents and grandparents can engage with their favorite authors and storybook characters to open doors to new worlds of …

Elevate a Child’s Reading Level – Volunteer with Experience Corps

Posted on 06/29/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering What is Experience Corps? Experience Corps is the award-winning AARP Foundation literacy program, utilizing highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to mentor students in kindergarten through third grade. The program improves the literacy rates of children, enriches the lives of our volunteers and strengthens schools in the communities we serve. If you live in the D.C. area, you can sign up for an Experience Corps ongoing training program from one of the following dates by calling: 1-877-926-8300. Upcoming Experience …

Encore Entrepreneur: Business Coaching Mini Fair on June 30

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work   Make your dreams of starting your own business come true by attending the June 30th Mini-Coaching Fair co-sponsored by AARP DC, the Small Business Administration and SCORE. Meet your local small business resource partners who provide expert business coaching. Learn what it takes to pursue a small business venture.  Register at:  SBA/Encore/AARP Mini-Coaching Fair 6-30-15                

Advocate before the DC City Council on June 24th

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Livable Communities Let the Washington, DC City Council know about the top policy issues affecting the 50-plus population. Join the AARP DC Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 10:00-11:30 am. Speak out with other District residents to advocate  about important issues that include passage of the CARE Act, updating the Power of Attorney Statute and ensuring the District is “Age-Friendly” for people of all ages. Show you care and register now at https://aarp.cvent.com/aarpdclobbyday or call 1-877-926-8300.      For media …