AARP Foundation Experience Corps matches children with caring volunteers 50 and older who take time to tutor and mentor children who need basic literacy skills and guidance. Volunteers receive extensive training and staff support to enable them to meet the children’s needs. Volunteers must possess a high school diploma or GED, pass a criminal background check and a basic literacy screening. Volunteers must complete at least 25 hours of training and serve preferably three days a week for a total of 10-15 hours. Monthly stipends are available. Make a tangible difference, helping to shape young lives in the schools and communities of the DC Metro area.
The city of Washington, D.C. utilizes a "strong mayor" and city council system. In this form of municipal government, the city council serves as the city's primary legislative body while the Mayor serves as the city's chief executive officer. At-large council positions represent the entire District. The Washington, D.C. City Council is the city's primary legislative body. The council votes on and drafts legislation, approves the city's annual budget and sets the revenue required to fund the budget. Additionally, the council appoints members to boards and commissions and gives the final say on appointments made by the Mayor.
In today’s uncertain economy, planning for your financial future is more important than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation on financial issues that matter to you with highly qualified CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals.
During August and September, connect with AARP through free interactive in-person events that mix fun with purpose! From AARP TEK workshops where you learn to use your mobile or pad devices to engaging with fellow family caregivers to get support and new ideas. Explore the events offered right here in the District. See the AARP TEK schedule here: http://goo.gl/ZXL8krFind a Carversations event here: http://goo.gl/wPwMsd
It’s not a stretch to say that Washington, DC is home to one of the most progressive and sizzling food scenes in the world, but are these eateries working to become Age-Friendly Businesses? To answer this question, AARP DC took to the grounds of Citi Open, one of the only ATP 500 level tennis tournaments in the world, to ask attendees about their favorite DC restaurants. As a result, over 200 people, some of whom traveled from as far as South Africa, showed up to share their opinions with AARP DC.
Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act of 2015 into law. The CARE Act requires that hospitals provide patients with an opportunity to select a caregiver after hospital admission, and it requires that hospitals record contact information for the caregivers and consult with them about the patient’s care plan after discharge.
This is an important time in the development of DC budget for fiscal year 2017. Each Council committee has completed budget oversight hearings on the proposed budget for the DC government agencies they oversee.
Let the Washington, DC City Council know about the top policy issues affecting the 50-plus population. Join the AARP DC Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 10:00-11:30 am. Speak out with other District residents to advocate about important issues that include passage of the CARE Act, updating the Power of Attorney Statute and ensuring the District is "Age-Friendly" for people of all ages.
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