Free Android Workshops AARP AARP TEK for DC Residents

Posted on 01/19/2016 by | AARP DC | Comments

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 …

LCE: Serving Those Who Served

Posted on 01/1/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a host of benefits to military veterans. But the system can be difficult to navigate, and many Americans who served their country aren’t getting the benefits they earned. AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) can help low-income vets age 60-plus who are District residents determine if they are eligible for veterans’ benefits such as a pension, health coverage and burial benefits. LCE also can help District residents dealing with an overpayment …

AARP DC Hosts Annual Marcus Johnson Holiday Jazz Jam

Posted on 12/4/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

AARP DC is back on Tuesday, December 8th to get you in a holiday mood with cool jazz holiday sounds from Marcus Johnson. Attend this holiday jazz performance filled with inspiring insights from an impressive D.C. native, composer and music talent. At this unique event put on by Life Reimagined and AARP DC, you’ll hear from successful musician, publisher, producer and the co-founder of FLO Brands, Marcus Johnson. In between his jazzy sounds, Johnson will share his experience and tips …

“The Graying of AIDS”: A Personal Story

Posted on 12/3/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

  Ron Swanda, is a busy AARP District of Columbia volunteer. He is a member of the State Office Executive Council, a member of the AARP DC Advocacy Team (A-Team), and he is on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Age-Friendly DC Task Force. An avid cyclist, it’s not uncommon to see Ron, a Ward 6 District resident, arrive at his appointments on his bike. For World AIDS Day, Ron shared his personal story about aging and being HIV-positive with a commentary posted …

Making Sense of Your Significant Other at “Mimosas and Miscommunications”

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

Is talking to your partner like talking to a brick wall? Are your conversations an endless circle of confusion? You’re not alone so join us for a ladies brunch with AARP’s Love and Relationships Ambassador Dr. Pepper Schwartz. Dr. Schwartz is a renowned sociologist, currently staring on A&E’s hit show “Married At First Sight” in which four experts match up strangers to be wed upon first meeting. Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or have already found the love …

Experience Corps Mentors Matter

Posted on 12/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Besides advocating for people age 50-plus, AARP offers opportunities to give back to the community. That includes intergenerational activities such as mentoring schoolchildren. AARP Foundation Experience Corps engages volunteer tutors 50 and older to improve literacy among children in grades K-3. The program is active in 22 cities nationwide, including Washington. Research shows children who can’t read at grade level by the end of third grade are four times more likely not to graduate from high school. Among students tutored …