— What should the future of Seattle look like? How can we make the city a place where people of all ages can be healthy, independent and part of a vibrant community? If you missed the debate broadcast, there is still time to watch candidates Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon as they share their views on issues like safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, and opportunities for residents to connect and engage in the community life of our city no matter their …

— This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump. He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm. All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise: The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting …

—   AARP DC is now accepting nominations for its 2016 District of Columbia Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Washingtonians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The award honors AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape our work 58 years after she founded this association to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose. Nominations will be evaluated by …

— AARP is committed to serving everyone 50+ including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and their families.  March with AARP employees and volunteers in the Capital PRIDE Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  By signing up through the link below, you will receive information on where to assemble. Arrive early and help to decorate the AARP trailer. The parade route will be 1.5 miles through the Dupont Circle area of the …

— Americans overwhelmingly want to age at home, and a new program in the District of Columbia aims to help residents do just that. The Safe at Home program provides up to $10,000 to eligible homeowners and renters to retrofit their homes to reduce the risk of falls and ease barriers that limit mobility. Common modifications include handrails, grab bars, shower seats, furniture risers, stair lifts and ramps. Applicants must be 60 and older, or between 18 and 59 and living …

—   Ron Swanda, is a busy AARP District of Columbia volunteer. He is a member of the State Office Executive Council, a member of the AARP DC Advocacy Team (A-Team), and he is on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Age-Friendly DC Task Force. An avid cyclist, it’s not uncommon to see Ron, a Ward 6 District resident, arrive at his appointments on his bike. For World AIDS Day, Ron shared his personal story about aging and being HIV-positive with a commentary posted …

— A sea of red and white t-shirts emblazoned with AARP District of Columbia and its “Real Possibilities” slogan, blanketed a free AARP-sponsored tennis clinic the annual Citi Open® Tennis Tournament held at Rock Creek Tennis Center. Volunteers prepared to greet tennis clinic participants, led by well-known tennis coach Wayne Bryan and featuring top-seeded tennis players. Citi Open, held from August 1-9, benefited the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation. AARP’s free tennis clinic for 31 lucky participants provided an opportunity to …

— On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, come to IONA and join AARP’s Gigi Hart Bessicks who will give an overview of AARP and the how the organization collaborates with volunteers on advocacy efforts around retirement security issues. Issues include Social Security, protecting older workers against age discrimination, livable communities and anti‐fraud protection. Ms. Bessick, a senior advisor in the AARP Campaigns Department, also will cover health care issues like Medicare, Medicaid, long‐ term care, and …

— 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 …

— Washington, DC – Today AARP Colorado volunteers and staff dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule earlier this month. The petition delivery kicks off several days of action in Washington that includes visits to U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Colorado members of the U.S. House of Reps. Ken Buck and Ed Perlmutter on issues that include …