— The player fields are set for the Nation’s Capital Tennis Tradition – the 2017 Citi Open® Tennis Tournament – and fans are in for an action-packed week of tennis Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Don’t miss the opportunity to save by purchasing your Citi Open® tickets using the code “Tennis2017” to secure the 20% discount. This discount is available for all sessions from August 3 – August 6, 2017. (You do not have to be an AARP member to access …

— Connect with AARP while you experience CABARET at The Kennedy Center! AARP members and guests are invited to purchase tickets to the show which includes a free post-show talk-back with cast or crew, courtesy of AARP. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET. AARP members and guests can …

— 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 …

— Speakers from the Mayor’s Office on LGBTQ Affairs and a range organizations representing the transgender community and advocates for older LGBTQ residents convened an interactive discussion called, “State of the Union for LGBTQ Elders in D.C.” The Black History Month event was hosted by AARP DC, Sage/DC and PRiSM, the AARP LGBT employee group. Offering opening remarks was Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) who recognized the LGBTQ community for their strong advocacy work that resulted in several human rights successes …

— The following feature was written by Brenda C. Siler, associate state director for communications in the AARP District of Columbia State Office. It’s been interesting for me and my siblings to learn about a significant part of our Dad’s military history through the recently published book authored by Linda Hervieux, Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War. We learned that our Dad, Floyd Siler, Sr., landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D-Day as …

— In the D.C. area, too many hardworking Americans 50 and older are struggling. Through no fault of their own, they’re struggling to hold on to their jobs, homes, food supply, social connections and basic legal rights. That’s why on this September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, AARP Foundation is working with our supporters to spearhead A Celebration of Service on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Our goal: to pack more than one million meals that will be …

— By Bob Stephen and Rosa Maymi As you’re mapping out your retirement plan, don’t forget to include Social Security and Medicare in your thought process. When it comes to enrolling in these hugely important programs, timing is everything. Enrollment doesn’t usually happen at the same time, and both deserve special attention. Let’s take a close look at each. Social Security When You Are Eligible for Social Security Benefits Your eligibility for full Social Security benefits depends on when you were …

— In 2015, Capital Pride celebrates its 40th year in the nation’s capital. Embracing Pride year-round is what local organizers are promoting. Capital Pride Week is June 3 -14, 2015.  In 1975 Capital Pride was a one-day block party for a few hundred people.  With the theme “Have Pride 365” Capital Pride is a non-profit organization that produces one of the largest LGBTQ Pride celebrations in the country, according to the official 2015 Pride Guide.  That’s growth! Pride is defined as …

— 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 …

— Taking care of yourself or someone else comes with a lot of responsibilities. How do you find: resources, support groups, social activities, transportation or financial assistance.  Come, sit back, share your thoughts and hear ideas from DC area experts in a relaxed living room setting. At another AARP DC “Lounge and Learn” session.       Join us at our generous host location:   Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Showroom 1526 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 Tuesday, March 31, …

— By: Deborah Banda Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. And with tax season upon us, con artists are stealing Social Security numbers to file for fraudulent tax refunds. It’s a big problem. To date, the IRS has identified around 15 million false tax returns alone. For more information on the latest trends in tax identify theft, check out AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. And you can also view targeted information and a special video devoted to tax identity theft awareness …