DC LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM TO KEEP LOW-INCOME SENIORS SAFE AT HOME

Posted on 02/9/2016 by | AARP DC | Comments

The Safe at Home Program Provides Home Modifications to Reduce Falls and Barriers to Mobility Washington, D.C – A 2010 AARP survey found that 88% of individuals over 65 want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible. Yet to safely stay in their homes and avoid falls, they may need to modify their homes with grab bars, a second hand rail for stairs, a shower seat or other adaptations. Similarly, home modifications can be crucial to …

D. C. LANZA UN NUEVO PROGRAMA PARA MANTENER A LOS ADULTOS MAYORES DE BAJOS INGRESOS SEGUROS EN EL HOGAR

Posted on 02/9/2016 by | AARP DC | Comments

El programa Safe at Home (Seguros en el hogar) ofrece modificaciones en el hogar para disminuir las caídas y los obstáculos a la movilidad Washington D. C. —Una encuesta de AARP del 2010 demostró que el 88% de las personas mayores de 65 años desean permanecer en sus hogares durante el mayor tiempo posible. Pero para poder permanecer en sus hogares de manera segura y evitar las caídas, es posible que tengan que modificarlos con barras de apoyo, un segundo …

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 …