2015 Horizons Energy Summit

Posted on 04/13/2015 by | AARP Washington DC | Comments

Advocacy | AGE-FRIENDLY | Community | Fraud On Saturday, April 18th, AARP DC  co-sponsors Horizons 2015: Uniting Energy Technology and Consumers, at the University of the District of Columbia Law School, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, D.C. from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Consumers will learn from and connect with the service providers who are creating a new world of technology and utility service options. Horizons 2015 will inform consumers about energy and sustainability issues such as solar energy, grid modernization, distributed generation, and tools they need for tracking …

Ayuda para los nuevos cuidadores de familia

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Español | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Por Nicole Duritz Cuarenta y dos millones de estadounidenses prestan apoyo a padres mayores, cónyuges y otros seres queridos. Si estás cuidando a un ser querido, posiblemente no te consideras ser un cuidador familiar, pero probablemente lo eres. Quizás comenzaste a prestar cuidados súbitamente, o quizás con el tiempo asumiste la responsabilidad. Aunque la situación de cada familia es única, podemos aprender mucho de los que ya han pasado por este camino. A continuación brindamos consejos, de AARP y de …

Celebrating DC’s Emancipation Day

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP DC | Comments

About AARP | Community Emancipation Day is a holiday in Washington DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. It is annually observed on April 16.  AARP DC will be closed on this District holiday. On January 4, 2005, legislation was signed to make Emancipation Day an official public holiday in the District of Columbia. Elsewhere in the United States, the emancipation of slaves is celebrated in Florida (May 20), …

How to Avoid Distracted Driving

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Events By Julie E. Lee Even though it may feel like second nature, driving is a demanding task that requires your full attention, no matter how experienced you may consider yourself. What you may think is a minor distraction could result in a dangerous collision. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Did you know sending a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the …

Help for New Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …

Dealing with the “Overqualified” Label

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ | Home & Family | Money & Work By Deborah Banda Being labeled as overqualified when you’re a job seeker can be a tough obstacle to overcome. Although it doesn’t happen just to older workers, it is an added burden when you’re 50-plus. It’s true — you may be overqualified for a job. But there are ways to turn that into a positive. So, don’t be discouraged. AARP can help you turn your career goals into real possibilities with our resources for finding a job or starting a …