— 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 …

—             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2016 Contact: JoAnn Mangione, LCE Communications Manager Office: 202.434.2074;  Cell: 202.258.9224 LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THE ELDERLY’S SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL & THE AARP FRAUD WATCH NETWORK LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT FRAUD (Washington, D.C.) – According to the National Council on Aging, financial scams targeting the elderly is emerging as the crime of the 21st century. In addition, D.C.’s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking says, the growing senior population …

— The Safe at Home Program Provides Home Modifications to Reduce Falls and Barriers to Mobility Washington, D.C – A 2010 AARP survey found that 88% of individuals over 65 want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible. Yet to safely stay in their homes and avoid falls, they may need to modify their homes with grab bars, a second hand rail for stairs, a shower seat or other adaptations. Similarly, home modifications can be crucial to …

— El programa Safe at Home (Seguros en el hogar) ofrece modificaciones en el hogar para disminuir las caídas y los obstáculos a la movilidad Washington D. C. —Una encuesta de AARP del 2010 demostró que el 88% de las personas mayores de 65 años desean permanecer en sus hogares durante el mayor tiempo posible. Pero para poder permanecer en sus hogares de manera segura y evitar las caídas, es posible que tengan que modificarlos con barras de apoyo, un segundo …

— Martin Kohn, our 2008 Andrus Award recipient, passed away on September 30th at age 84. At AARP DC, we knew that Marty was all about helping people. Through his generous volunteer work, he ensured that low-income seniors in the city received much needed services and free legal aid. He spent some of his volunteer time working with clients through AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly. In his career, Marty was an economist for the federal government. For more than thirty …

— Rev. Joseph K. Williams Named AARP DC President New State Leader Known as an Advocate for Independent Living Among Older Residents   (Washington, DC – August 27, 2014) New leadership has been appointed for AARP’s 89,000 members and volunteers in Washington, DC. Rev. Joseph K. Williams, Sr., M.Div. is now State President, the highest-serving volunteer position for AARP DC and its work on behalf of DC residents who are age 50+ and their families. Rev. Williams, a boomer and the …

— AARP Experience Corps invites AARP members in DC to join us for a book signing by Citizen Schools Executive Director Eric Schwartz. Here is the day and location information: September 8 from 6 – 8 pm Jones Day Office Complex 300 New Jersey Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001 The book, all proceeds of which fund Citizen Schools, draws on the story of Citizen Schools to show how mentors, diverse opportunities, and experiences build the “muscle memory of success”—an elusive, intangible …

—       For Immediate Release July 14, 2014 Contact: Ivan Lanier Cell:  202-351-9862 Email:  ilanier@aarp.org Washington, DC – Continuing to advocate on behalf of Washington, DC’s older citizens, AARP DC supports the budget adopted by the DC Council which expands the District’s property tax relief mechanisms for seniors. The budget also makes substantial cuts in income taxes that will help all households, including most senior households.  The tax changes will raise taxes next year on some senior residents, as …

— Looking for relief from DC’s hot summer nights? Try these cool concerts at the Tuesday evening music series from AARP DC and the District’s historic Howard Theatre.  Appreciation to AARP’s Multicultural Markets and Engagements (MME) for their generous support of this concert series. So, if you don’t think cool music in DC when you think AARP, then you don’t know “aarp!” Follow this AARP DC event on Twitter by using #AARPDCSummer   The Cool Line Up! July 1—R&B/Old School Dance …

— Literacy – the ability to read and write – is important to everyone everywhere. However, some people still don’t have easy access to the books they want to read. .  The idea behind Little Free Library is to promote literacy and community-building by supporting book exchanges. The first Little Free Library (LFL) in Washington D.C. is now giving and receiving books at an outdoor kiosk at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC.  The Little Free Library will encourage …

— AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s newly announced budget proposal: “AARP believes that as Members of Congress consider ways to address our nation’s financial challenges, the impact on real people should not be forgotten. In addressing the future of Medicare, the focus should be on reducing high costs throughout the health care system, not simply requiring seniors and future retirees to pay more. “Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposed …