— AARP DC will donate $1,000 on behalf of the 2017 AARP DC Andrus Award winner to an eligible non-profit organization of his or her choosing. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Andrus Award honors outstanding individuals who donate their time, skills and passion as a volunteer. Do you know a volunteer age 50+ making a significant difference in your neighborhood? Honor his or her dedication and commitment with AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for …

— If you have a loved one in the hospital, chances are you’re already benefiting from AARP DC’s efforts to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act. Now, AARP DC is making it easy to understand what the law means to you. The CARE Act allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The hospital records the caregiver’s contact information and notifies that person before the patient is discharged. Hospital staff must also instruct the caregiver on how to …

— “I enjoy reading and I enjoy learning,” said Ms. Janie Simmons.  After retiring from a 40+ year career with the government, Ms. Simmons didn’t know what she was going to do.  “I wasn’t going to let the dust accumulate under my feet,” she explained. She happened to read an ad in a local paper about a program called Experience Corps, an AARP Foundation program where volunteers, age 50 years and over, tutor and mentor more than 30,000 Kindergarten-3rd grade students …

— At AARP, we work hard every day to fight for and equip individuals to live their best lives.  “What we do, we do for all,” is a guiding principle articulated by our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, that we proudly carry forward. We want to ensure that all older adults in the District can live life with dignity and purpose. We’re in neighborhoods across the city to meet LGBTQ older adults where you are and connect one-on-one to learn more …

— 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. In 2012, Age-Friendly DC implemented a strategic …

— 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 …

— Are you interested in using your skills and talents to serve your neighborhood? AARP DC needs your service as a volunteer Ward Liaison! Volunteer Ward Liaison opportunities are available in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 8. We hope to fill these positions by June 30, 2017. The AARP District of Columbia State Volunteer Ward Liaisons are involved in a range of activities, which may include, but are not limited to: Building relationships with DC City Council members, Advising on opportunities …

— Join AARP DC in congratulating Johnny Garcia, South Regional Advisor for Community, States and National Affairs, on being honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the 2016 Metro DC’s Finest Award.   Each year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors the city’s most accomplished men and women who show exemplary leadership, are active in their community, and excel in their profession or business.  This year Johnny was one of only sixteen honorees named from across the Greater Metro Area. The award ceremony …

— Join AARP on Tuesday, September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET in AARP’s free Virtual Career Fair.  This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as American Red Cross, AT&T, Toys R Us, and UnitedHealth Group Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars and half-dozen …

— On Sunday, September 11th and Monday, September 12th, AARP DC volunteers and staff participated in the AARP Foundation’s Celebration of Service Meal Pack Challenge. This year’s Celebration of Service event paid tribute to all the veterans and retired first responders who have given so much of their lives in service to others. It also lifted senior poverty out of the shadows and shined a spotlight on the needs of older adults who are struggling to secure the essentials. With the help …

— The 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the D.C. Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. More than 100 authors, illustrators and poets will discuss their work, sign books and interact with readers of all ages. AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins is one of the featured authors, along with Stephen King, Annette Gordon-Reed, Ken Burns, Salman Rushdie, Bob Woodward, Geraldine Brooks, Kwame Alexander, Joyce Carol Oates and Douglas Brinkley. …