— AARP’s purpose is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. As such, AARP is pleased to sponsor the Washington Wizards’ Wizdom Dance Team, a dance troupe cast from a field of 50-plus adults in the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. Check out their YouTube series here! Watch the Wizdom Dance Team perform at an upcoming Wizards game, and get to know AARP staff and volunteers! What: AARP members and their guests may purchase tickets online at …

— AARP DC Advocates for #2020AgeFriendlyBudget AARP District of Columbia will continue to fight for what is in the best interest of our 88,000 members and all District residents age 50 and older. AARP District of Columbia’s legislative and regulatory goals in 2019 will protect and strengthen the programs to maximize independence for District residents to remain in their homes as they age (i.e., age in place). Such programs include: assistance for family caregivers, home and community-based programs, and nutrition services. …

— Wednesdays at the Wilson Building (W@W) is a video series that provides brief updates on the current state of the District, encourages advocacy and connects policy experts to District residents. AARP DC will report on what’s going on with District Council at the Wilson Building and the Mayor’s offices, with a focus on issues that contribute toward an Age-Friendly city where individuals of all ages can live, work and play. To get involved in this important advocacy effort: Follow AARP …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP DC is providing opportunities to connect and help build a city for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Does your community group need a speaker for an upcoming meeting or event? AARP DC staff and volunteers can deliver presentations on a variety of topics to groups of 15 or more anywhere in Washington, D.C. The presentations are well suited for civic organizations, church groups, senior villages, etc. We can tailor the length of the talk to fit the group’s needs. Topics include: Caregiving (20-45 mins.) –  Attendees will be informed of the available resources important for family caregivers and …

— AARP Campaign Targets High Prescription Drug Prices Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for  District residents and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. The Stop Rx Greed campaign will include national television, radio and digital ads, editorial content, emails to members, …

— 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 the bill re-introduced by Councilmember Anita Bonds that proposes the creation of an Elder Abuse Response Team (EART) in Washington, DC. The team — whose goal is to …

— If you are a D.C. resident 65 or older, you may be eligible for a property tax credit. AARP Foundation, together with AARP District of Columbia, is rolling out a program—AARP Foundation Property Tax-Aide—to help homeowners, renters and cooperative-housing shareholders apply for the benefit. Eligible older adults could receive up to $1,000 and, in some cases, also reduce their property tax bill by half. AARP Foundation estimates that nationwide only about 8 percent of those eligible for property tax relief …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— Today, AARP District of Columbia State Director Louis Davis, Jr. announced the selection of Reverend Doctor Kendrick E. Curry as the new volunteer State President of the local non-profit organization, with more than 87,000 members in the District. The State President is a vital part of AARP’s volunteer workforce, serving as a strategic partner of the State Director, acting as the chairman of the volunteer AARP DC Executive Council and providing a leadership voice on behalf of the volunteers in …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

— Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. There’s no fee, and AARP membership is not required. The program is offered at a dozen sites across DC, including recreation centers, libraries and other convenient locations. Click here to view a brochure of the 2019 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites in the District. “During tax season stress levels, for many of us, tend to run north of calm. This free …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …