— 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 …

— AARP DC strives to ensure that older adults and their families in the District of Columbia live their best lives. Are you interested in using your skills and talents to serve your community? AARP DC needs your service as a volunteer Ward Coordinator! AARP District of Columbia Ward Coordinators serve as the lead volunteer in his or her assigned Ward and as an advisor to the AARP DC Associate State Director. Volunteer opportunities are available in Wards 1, 2, 3, …

— 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. …

— Your VOTE, Your VOICE, Your POWER! Calling seniors and allies across all 8 Wards to gather in preparation for a citywide movement aimed to protect the rights of seniors and fight for quality services.  Last year the budget for senior services faced substantial cuts. It is clear that the District’s seniors need to be at the table when budget decisions are being made. To amplify the voices of our local seniors, the Senior Advocacy Coalition (SAC) and AARP DC will host ward-by-ward Advocacy …

— July-August 2016 Issue  DC Advocacy Happenings  Take a Stand: Have You Signed the Petition? AARP is advocating that each Presidential candidate have a plan to keep Social Security strong. The only way to make progress is for our national leaders to make Social Security a priority and put serious proposals on the table. This starts with Presidential leadership. Anyone who thinks they’re ready to be President of the United States should be able to tell voters how they’ll keep Social …

— Citi Open® is almost here with top players John Isner, Juan Martin Del Potro, Tomas Berdych, Caroline Wozniaki, Samantha Stosur and Sloan Stephens, the 2015 Citi Open Women’s winner. From July 16-24, Citi Open, one of the premiere tennis events, takes place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington, DC. Access AARP-discounted Citi Open tickets through by clicking the discount code: DCTennis.  The AARP DC Citi Open discount ticket code can also be used by non-AARP members. The …