— 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 …

— Now through April 18, 2017, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering tax preparation help to anyone – AARP members and non-members alike – who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Since 1968, Tax-Aide has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Just check out this data from 2016… Over 3,600 people in the District of Columbia were assisted …

— 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 …

— Join AARP for free hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their Android Smartphones. All participants will get hands on experience with their Android Smartphones as well as a free touchscreen stylus pen. Registrants must bring their own Android Smartphone or pad to get the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. These AARP events are fun and free, but seating is limited If you are new to mobile technology, but ready to discover how apps …

— 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 …

—   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. What are the unique considerations for the District’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Be a part of the conversation. Share your thoughts and hear ideas from DC area experts in a relaxed setting at another AARP DC “Lounge and Learn” chat. This event is a part of 2015 Capital Pride. Join …

— Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D., was born to former slaves in 1875. His parents, Anne Eliza (Riddle) and James Henry Woodson, could neither read nor write. Instead of going to school, he stayed home and worked the family farm in New Canton, Va. Having largely taught himself, he didn’t attend high school until he was 20 years old. And yet, as a man with this humble childhood experience, Carter Godwin Woodson went on to attend Berea College in Kentucky, the University …

— “We want people to understand that if they want to have a happy retirement they need to be happy before they stop working,” said Kelvin Boston in opening the recent AARP DC financial security seminar “Joyful Retirement: Planning for your Future” that was offered  at AARP headquarters. Boston, was the seminar moderator and host for the public television program “Moneywise.” Boston further stated, “A lot of us think that we have to acquire things and reach certain goals and after …

— “An Evening of Jazz, Networking and Life Reimagined for Work!” Featuring DC Native Marcus Johnson: Entrepreneur and Jazz Musician Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:30 – 8:30 pm Takoma Station  (Two blocks from the Takoma Metro Station) Join DC native Marcus Johnson for a free early evening holiday “jazzy” networking event. Johnson will tell you how he blended his love for music and business to create a satisfying career. He’ll motivate you to think about more satisfying career options and how …

—   In collaboration with Studio Theatre, AARP DC was successful in selling out a specially-priced matinee performance of the Tony Award-winning production of Torch Song Trilogy.  Special thanks to a range of organizations and community listservs for promoting the performance which was a part of AARP DC’s ongoing collaboration with The Studio Theatre. First performed in 1981, Harvey Fierstein’s bittersweet comedy resonates with today’s questions about marriage, family, and self-acceptance in the gay community and beyond. With biting wit and …