AARP Local Chapters Give Back in Nation’s Capital

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-19T12:06:58+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Washington DC

There are eight volunteer-led AARP Chapters in the District, which offer health and wellness fairs, presentations on relevant topics, community service opportunities and fun outings. Find an AARP Chapter near you by searching here, and get involved! Join us in congratulating two AARP Chapters that received AARP grant funding to support projects in DC. Elementary School Uniforms for Students Penn Branch Chapter 3473 is helping to purchase school uniforms for students in need at Randle Highlands Elementary School in SE …

AARP Community Challenge Announces 129 Grantees, Including Capitol Hill Village in DC

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-07-18T15:32:01+00:00">July 18, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-19T12:14:45+00:00">July 19, 2018</time> by AARP Washington DC

Communities across the nation are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations. The Community Challenge grants provide communities with the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, …

You’re Invited to Celebrate 50 Years of Professional Tennis in DC

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-27T14:59:31+00:00">June 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-16T11:41:07+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Washington DC

Update as of July 16, 2018: Thank you for your interest in this activity with AARP DC. We have reached the event capacity of 50 participants. You may still register for the waitlist, but we cannot guarantee that a spot will be available for your participation. ### Turning 50 is one of life’s great milestones. At AARP, we believe that possibilities only expand as you age, and that is worth celebrating. So, as the Citi Open Tennis Tournament celebrates 50 …

AARP DC Supports Elder Abuse Response Team Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-07T13:04:29+00:00">June 7, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-07T13:55:06+00:00">June 7, 2018</time> by AARP Washington DC

  Three billion dollars. That’s how much older Americans are losing to abuse and financial exploitation every year, and that’s only the reported amount. At AARP, staff and volunteers alike are working hard every day to fight elder abuse and exploitation across the country. Right here in the District, AARP DC is supporting a bill introduced by Councilmember Anita Bonds that proposes the creation of an Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) in Washington, DC. The team — whose goal is …

AARP DC Is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-01T10:16:22+00:00">June 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-16T11:42:27+00:00">July 16, 2018</time> by AARP Washington DC

Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your neighborhood? Now’s your chance to get them recognized by nominating them for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. What is it? The Ethel Percy Andrus Award, named after AARP’s founder, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities. AARP DC will be accepting nominations until July 9, 2018, and the winner will receive …

The President’s Two Cents: 2017 Year in Review

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-28T14:48:04+00:00">November 28, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-01T08:57:34+00:00">February 1, 2018</time> by AARP Washington DC

As I reflect on the accomplishments of AARP DC’s dynamic team of volunteers and staff in 2017, I am proud of our ability to make an impact in the lives of the 50+ residents in the midst of re-establishing a larger identity with the relocation of the AARP District of Columbia State Office to Southeast. This year, we… Amplified the voices of older adults Volunteers and staff listened to the feedback and concerns of more than 200 DC residents at …

Join AARP DC for a Live, Local Advocacy Update

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-20T12:13:53+00:00">November 20, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-01T08:58:20+00:00">February 1, 2018</time> by AARP Washington DC

Interested in hearing about the legislative issues AARP DC is tracking for older adults in the District? Want to know more about what’s going on at the local advocacy level, and how you can get involved? Join AARP DC for a live discussion of what’s happening in the DC City Council! When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:00PM Where: Go to the AARP DC Facebook page to view the live stream! What: Questions are welcome! Simply enter your question in the …

AARP DC 2017 Andrus Award Winner

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-13T08:05:56+00:00">November 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-04T10:11:09+00:00">December 4, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

Washington, DC — AARP DC is pleased to announce that Wes Morrison has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious volunteer award. Named after AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, the Award honors outstanding individuals whose volunteer work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. Every year AARP state offices across the country and in the U.S. territories choose an Andrus Award winner based …

Sign Up Now for Health Coverage in 2018

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-25T14:18:01+00:00">October 25, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-04T10:12:06+00:00">December 4, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

It’s Open Enrollment season! Now is the time to do research and determine which health plan is best for you, and your family in the year ahead. Here’s some information that may help with this process… Medicare Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 – December 7, 2017. You can compare the plans available in your area, and enroll in a new plan if you choose, by visiting Medicare.gov or calling 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227). AARP advises to consider the “Four C’s” when reviewing …

AARP Funds Community Project in Van Ness

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-27T07:33:59+00:00">September 27, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-30T08:57:49+00:00">October 30, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

You, your family and friends are invited to join AARP DC at the kick-off event of the Van Ness Social Club!  When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 3 – 7 PM Where: Van Ness Plaza, 4250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, (Map It) What to expect: Come out and meet your neighbors! Join us for an afternoon of fun activities including – dance lessons, a Cakewalk, giant chessboard, human bingo, and bubble performance art! Punch and cookies will be …