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 …

Support for Family Caregivers Strength

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-26T11:36:11+00:00">September 26, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-30T09:10:04+00:00">October 30, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November – is a time to recognize the daily contributions of a silent army of Americans who help their loved ones remain at home, where they want to be. While these family caregivers wouldn’t have it any other way, they need some support. AARP is fighting to support America’s 42 million family caregivers – including the estimated 75,000 family caregivers in DC. From local advocacy to workshops, tools and resources, here are just …

Take an AARP Smart Driver™ Course and Save

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-22T14:21:52+00:00">September 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-04T14:59:57+00:00">October 4, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. Register today to join the AARP Driver Safety course on October 5! Why take the course? Over nine in 10 course participants report changing at least one key driving behavior for the better as a result of what they learned in the course. Over eight in ten participants felt that information they learned in the course has prevented them from being …

Resources, Events & Other Opportunities for DC Veterans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-22T08:49:43+00:00">September 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-13T08:02:28+00:00">November 13, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

Veterans Day is observed as a federal holiday annually on November 11, and all month-long we honor veterans and former military as part of Veterans Appreciation Month. At AARP, we honor and support veterans and their families 365 days a year. Check out these resources, events and other opportunities… Resources Operation Protect Veterans Vigilance is our number one weapon in the fight against fraud and scams. AARP’s Operation Protect Veterans helps to raise awareness of common scams targeting veterans. Visit …

“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead, but You Can”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-22T08:27:52+00:00">September 22, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-10T09:07:55+00:00">October 10, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

Harvey, Irma, Maria – these powerful and dangerous hurricanes have been devastating to the communities in their path of destruction. At the same time, wildfires and earthquakes have impacted the west coast of the United States. No matter where you live, it is important to take action now to prepare for emergencies. Here in the District of Columbia we never know what winter storms may be in store for us! September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA encourages you to …

AARP DC Engagement at the Citi Open Tennis Tournament: Are You Fraud Smart?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-08-12T13:17:01+00:00">August 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-08-18T08:14:37+00:00">August 18, 2017</time> by AARP Washington DC

AARP DC participated in the Citi Open Tennis Tournament from August 3 -6, 2017. AARP DC’s mission was to spread awareness about the information and resources available in the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The engagement at the AARP DC exhibit booth included a survey that tested participants’ knowledge of the latest scams, and tactics being used to defraud unsuspecting individuals of their hard-earned money. Over the course of the four days: 648 people took the fraud survey (with an average score …