— Age-Friendly DC is a coordinated, comprehensive, and collective-action effort with the goal of ensuring that the District of Columbia is a great place for all ages to live, work and play! As a DC resident, you have a say in building a better future for the city. What has improved in your community? What concerns you? We want to hear from you! Please RSVP here for an upcoming listening session in your community. As a DC resident, you have a …

Medicare

— At AARP, we believe Medicare is a deal with the American people that must not be broken. Thankfully, President Trump repeatedly said throughout his campaign that he would not allow changes to this vital program. “I am going to protect and save your Social Security and your Medicare,” he told voters. “You made a deal a long time ago.” More than 72,000 D.C. residents receive Medicare coverage now, and another 110,829 will be eligible for Medicare in the next 15 …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 7 p.m. ET Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— Having a loved one in the hospital can be stressful. But for family caregivers, the challenge may be even greater when the patient comes home and needs help with follow-up medical care. That just got easier for D.C. caregivers with passage of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. The new law, backed by AARP DC, allows hospital patients to designate a family caregiver and requires the hospital to record the caregiver’s contact information in the patient’s chart. In addition, …

— During August and September, connect with AARP through free interactive in-person events that mix fun with purpose! From AARP TEK workshops where you learn to use your mobile or pad devices to engaging with fellow family caregivers to get support and new ideas. Explore the events offered right here in the District. See the AARP TEK schedule here: http://goo.gl/ZXL8krFind a Carversations event here: http://goo.gl/wPwMsd

— Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act of 2015 into law. The CARE Act requires that hospitals provide patients with an opportunity to select a caregiver after hospital admission, and it requires that hospitals record contact information for the caregivers and consult with them about the patient’s care plan after discharge.  “As a city, we are committed to making sure that every Washingtonian can live in their homes independently, for as long as they choose.  …

—   AARP presents CAREversations: A FREE and Fun Event for Family Caregivers. These DC events are engaging, interactive sessions to explore the needs of caregivers sharing tips and tools. At CAREversations, attendees will learn how to build caregiver support networks, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Seats are limited to the first 40 RSVPs. #iHeartCaregivers     Dates and locations include: Sunday, June 5, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. …

— This is an important time in the development of DC budget for fiscal year 2017. Each Council committee has completed budget oversight hearings on the proposed budget for the DC government agencies they oversee. Now the Committees are making changes to the Budget. Budget mark-ups are the first sign of how the Council wants to modify the mayor’s budget – perhaps taking up recommendations the public and service providers have made. There will be other chances to influence the budget …

— AARP DC volunteers were excited to learn that Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act of 2015. “We applaud Mayor Muriel Bowser for signing the CARE Act, which will provide more than 75,000 family caregivers in the District of Columbia the tools they need to provide care for a loved one,” says Rev. Joseph K Williams, Sr., M.Div., State President for AARP-DC. The CARE Act requires that hospitals provide patients with an opportunity …

— This event has been canceled. What do you see in your future and the future of your loved ones? Living Longer, Living Smarter is a FREE workshop with the tools to plan for your future housing needs, caregiving considerations and financial stability. Then take your plan and discuss it with your loved ones. AARP DC is proud to partner with MedStar Washington Hospital Center to offer this community workshop. No products will be sold. #iHeartCaregivers What: Living Longer, Living Smarter: …

— The nation’s capital is home to more than 75,000 family caregivers, who provide $870 million worth of unpaid services annually for their parents, spouses or other adults. Caregiving can be especially daunting when a loved one needs medical attention at home. That’s why AARP DC is urging the Council of the District of Columbia to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. The legislation would allow every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital would be required …